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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. We welcome startups from both inside and outside the UW community. From critical infrastructure to learning, mentoring, and networking, CoMotion Labs nurtures and enables success. And we help them grow without taking equity. Our labs operate in three incubators on the UW Seattle campus, each focusing on a particular industry sector: life sciences and hardware in Fluke Hall, and technology in Startup Hall.

CoMotion Labs

Life Sciences Incubator at Fluke Hall

Life Sciences Incubator

Life science | Biotech | Medtech
Hardware Incubator at Fluke Hall

Hardware Incubator

Sustainability | Energy | Health | Consumer
Technology Incubator at Startup Hall

Technology Incubator

IT | Software | Fintech | AI/ML

Member benefits


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


  • startup sessions
  • workshops
  • bootcamps
  • special topics


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


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

Host your next event at Startup Hall

We currently have our multi-purpose 100-person capacity event space available, perfect for presentations and networking events.

Our unique advantage

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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.

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.

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

CoMotion Labs Startups

Discover the startups in our incubator

CoMotion Labs startups represent multiple industries such as IT, Engineering, Clean Tech and AR/VR. Our startups range from pre-seed to Series A.

Fundamentals for Startups

Presented by CoMotion Labs

Anyone interested in startup creation is encouraged to attend our Fundamentals for Startups lecture series.

Our team

Ashlee Esteban

Associate Director, CoMotion Labs
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Zach Chamberlain

Manager, CoMotion Labs - Life Science
headshot Siri Vimolchalao

Siri Vimolchalao

Manager, CoMotion Labs – Hardware

Caroline Hansen

Manager, CoMotion Labs - Technology & Innovations Investments

Debra Bouchegnies

CoMotion Marketing Manager
headshot Fanny Castro

Fanny Castro

Special Events Manager

Our Partners

Learn more about CoMotion Labs partners.


  • UW researchers with questions can contact us at
  • Startups with questions can contact CoMotion Labs at or call (206) 543-3970.