what we do
what we do

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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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!



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


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



CoMotion Labs hardware incubator (Fluke Hall)

For startups focused in

  • Medtech
  • Materials
  • Health
  • Consumer

Supports startups with

  • prototyping and development


  • 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


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



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

Our team

Ashlee Esteban

Senior Manager, CoMotion Labs; Manager, CoMotion Labs -Tech

Alleah Leano

Community Coordinator, Comotion Labs - Tech

Brady Ryan

Manager, CoMotion Labs -Hardware

Elaine Tobin


Uly Rivera

Manager, CoMotion Labs -Life Science

Caroline Hansen

Comotion Labs Events Manager

Our Partners

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