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CoMotion Labs

Home for Startups, Entrepreneurs & Innovators

What we do

CoMotion Labs provides a multi-industry incubation environment for early-stage startups with a focus on UW spinoffs. From critical infrastructure (desks, dry benches, wet lab space, and prototyping capabilities) to just-in-time learning, mentoring, and networking, CoMotion Labs nurtures company growth and enables success. Our labs are currently home to 60 startups and operate in three locations on the UW Seattle campus — two in Fluke Hall and one in Startup Hall. Each lab focuses on a particular industry sector: life sciences and hardware in Fluke Hall, and technology in Startup Hall.

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CoMotion Labs Startups

Our unique advantage

We're about your success

Business is all about relationships. At CoMotion Labs you’ll find resources for your startup when your idea is in the pre-seed stage, and along the journey as you scale up. Here, you’ll find plenty of office space, meeting rooms, and chemistry, biology, and engineering resources, as well as a full complement of tools and equipment necessary for prototyping and development.

We provide connections and training

Our services set us apart. As part of the University of Washington, you’ll have access to thousands of first-rate minds doing cutting-edge research in hundreds of fields. We’ll plug you into Seattle’s thriving innovation community through our CoMotion Advisory Network and free workshops on everything from customer development to financing.

We’re affordable

Since we operate on a sustainability model, instead of a profit model, our rates are affordable, so you can hire more staff. Plus, you keep all your intellectual property and equity!

 

Spaces

CoMotion Labs life sciences incubator (Fluke Hall)

For startups focused in

  • Life science
  • Biotech
  • Medtech

Supports startups with

  • advanced prototyping
  • microfabrication
  • integration of biology
  • fluidics
  • electronics
  • Optics

Details

  • 34 startups
  • Wet lab, dry lab, incubation space
  • 29 desks, 8 private offices, 3 large, closed offices
  • 24 lab benches, 8 lab rooms

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CoMotion Labs hardware incubator (Fluke Hall)

For startups focused in

  • Medtech
  • Materials
  • Health
  • Consumer

Supports startups with

  • prototyping and development

Details

  • 5 startups
  • 20 workbenches, sit/stand desks, 2 conference rooms
  • 4 phone booths, a break area, lockable storage cabinets and storage racks
  • 3D printers, large laser cutter, various hand tools
  • Full electronics/circuitry stations with reflow oven
  • Multiple resin printers with wash/cure stations
  • A suite of design and CAD software

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CoMotion Labs technology incubator (Startup Hall)

For startups focused in

  • IT
  • Software
  • Fintech

Key Programs

  • BECU FinTech Incubator
  • Startup studio Kernel Labs
  • TechStars Seattle Accelerator – brings partners such as the Alexa Accelerator to the program

Details

  • 30 startups
  • 66 desks, 6 conference rooms
  • Event space for 100+
  • Community kitchen

Location

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Member benefits

Space

  • desks & offices
  • conference rooms
  • wet labs & dry labs
  • prototyping support

Learning

  • startup sessions
  • workshops
  • bootcamps
  • special topics

Network

  • peer to peer
  • industry partners
  • research partners
  • investors

Service

  • business coaching
  • mentors
  • UW cost centers
  • preferred vendors

Our team

Ashlee Esteban

Senior Manager, CoMotion Labs; Manager, CoMotion Labs -Tech
206-897-8278

Alleah Leano

Community Coordinator, Comotion Labs - Tech

Brady Ryan

Manager, CoMotion Labs -Hardware

Elaine Tobin

COMOTION COMMUNITY MANAGER
206-543-3970

Uly Rivera

Manager, CoMotion Labs -Life Science
206-221-8455

Caroline Hansen

Comotion Labs Events Manager

Our Partners

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