what we do

CoMotion Labs

Tech | Life Sciences | Hardware

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.

Tailored spaces

CoMotion Labs (Fluke Hall)

CoMotion Labs (Fluke Hall)

  • Life Sciences
  • Biotech
  • Hardware

CoMotion Labs (Startup Hall)

CoMotion Labs (Startup Hall)

  • Software
  • IT
  • Fintech

CoMotion Labs’ life sciences incubator in Fluke Hall provides on-campus wet lab and co-working space to startups focused in life sciences, biotech and med tech.

CoMotion Labs’ hardware incubator in Fluke Hall provides members with state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment tailored to help members reach their project and startup goals. The workspace includes 20 workbenches, sit/stand desks, two conference rooms, four phone booths, a break area, and ample lockable storage cabinets and storage racks.  Members also have access to a full complement of tools and equipment necessary for prototyping and development.

CoMotion Labs’ technology incubator in Startup Hall, located in the Condon Building, hosts startups focused on IT and software as well as the BECU Fintech Incubator and startup studio Kernel Labs. In addition, The TechStars Seattle Accelerator is a founding anchor tenant of Startup Hall and brings partners such as the Alexa Accelerator to the program.

Member benefits


Desks & Offices
Conference Rooms
Wet Labs & Dry Labs
Prototyping Support


Startup Sessions
Special Topics


Peer to Peer
Industry Partners
Research Partners


Business Coaching
UW Cost Centers
Preferred Vendors

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. But it’s the services we provide that 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!

Space details

Life Sciences, Biotech, Medtech
34 startups
29 desks, 8 private offices, 3 large, closed offices
24 lab benches, 8 lab rooms
Event Space for 75+
Community kitchen

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Medtech, materials, health, consumer
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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IT, Software, Fintech
30 startups
66 desks, 6 conference rooms
Event space for 100+
Community kitchen

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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