what we do

CoMotion Labs

Home for Startups, Entrepreneurs & Innovators

What we do

CoMotion Labs provide 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 nurture company growth and enable success. Our labs are currently home to 60 startups and operate in two locations on the UW Seattle campus. We also offer a number of our programs and events to Labs members in the Spokane region.

Tailored spaces

CoMotion Labs (Fluke Hall)

CoMotion Labs (Fluke Hall)

  • Life Sciences
  • Biotech
  • Medtech

CoMotion Labs (Startup Hall)

CoMotion Labs (Startup Hall)

  • Software
  • IT
  • Fintech

CoMotion Labs (Fluke Hall) provides on-campus wet lab and co-working space to startups focused in life science, biotech and med tech. Complementary incubator space is being developed to support startups with needs in advanced prototyping, microfabrication, and integration of biology, fluidics, electronics, and optics.

CoMotion Labs (Startup Hall), located in the Condon Building, hosts startups focused in IT, software, and AR/VR, 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 Up Hall and brings partners such as the Alexa Accelerator to the program.

Member benefits

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, as well as chemistry, biology, engineering, augmented and virtual reality labs.

We provide connections and training. But it’s our 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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IT, Software, Fintech
30 startups
66 desks, 6 conference rooms
Event space for 100+
Community kitchen

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[ Tour the spaces ]

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