CoMotion Labs

Home for Startups, Entrepreneurs & Innovators

What we do

CoMotion Labs provides a multi-industry incubation environment for early-stage startups. While preference is given to UW startups, we accept companies from outside the UW community as well. From critical infrastructure to learning, mentoring, and networking, CoMotion Labs nurtures and enables success. And we help them grow without taking equity. 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 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.

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Fundamentals for 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, when you join CoMotion Labs, you keep 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
  • biology, bioengineering, engineering
  • fluidics
  • electronics
  • optics

Details

  • Wet labs and dry labs
  • 60 sit/stand desks, 8 small offices, 4 large offices
  • 20 lab benches, 5 private labs
  • 4 conference rooms

Location

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HWI w 3Dprinters & Fluke sign

CoMotion Labs hardware incubator (Fluke Hall)

For startups focused in

  • Medtech
  • Materials
  • Health
  • Consumer

Supports startups with

  • prototyping and development

Details

  • 20 workbenches, sit/stand desks, 2 conference rooms
  • 1 large private lab space
  • 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
    • AI/ML

Key Programs

  • BECU FinTech Incubator
  • Startup studio Kernel Labs
  • TechStars Seattle Accelerator – a global platform for investment and innovation, connecting startups, investors, and corporations.

Details

  • 100 sit/stand desks, 6 conference rooms
  • two event spaces (100 and 50 capacity)
    • 15 phone booths
  • community kitchen

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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

Business Development Coordinator

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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