CoMotion Labs
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 spinoffs, we accept startups 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. 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

Life science | Biotech | Medtech
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Hardware Incubator

Medtech | Materials | Health | Consumer

Technology Incubator

IT | Software | Fintech | AI/ML

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

Host your next event at Startup Hall

Choose from our multi-purpose 100-person capacity event space, perfect for presentations and networking events, or our Wayback Lounge for smaller gatherings.

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

Uly Rivera

Senior Manager, CoMotion Labs - Life Science

Debra Bouchegnies

CoMotion Marketing Manager

Caroline Hansen

CoMotion Labs Events Manager

Alleah Leano

Business Development Coordinator

Elaine Tobin

CoMotion Community Manager

Our Partners

Learn more about CoMotion Labs partners.

Questions?

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