CoMotion Labs, part of CoMotion, provides a multi-industry labs system hosting startups inside and outside the UW community in IT, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Clean Tech and AR/VR. We average between 60 to 90 startups in our incubators at any given time. Our startups range from pre-seed to Series A, employing 2 to 15 people each, and are variously headed by students, faculty, and community leaders, with both new and seasoned entrepreneurs represented. CoMotion Labs removes barriers and increases connections to ensure our startups' optimal success in taking their innovations to impact.
Business is all about relationships. At CoMotion Labs, we'll partner with you when your idea is in the pre-seed stage, and stay with you all the way up to your scale up. Here, you'll find plenty of office space, meeting rooms, as well as chemistry, biology, engineering, augmented and virtual reality labs. But it's the service 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 with our CEO roundtables, 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. (And you keep all your intellectual property and equity!)
CoMotion Labs: Your Innovation Partner.
Elizabeth Scallon is the Associate Director of CoMotion Labs, a multi-industry labs system hosting startups inside and outside the UW community with three locations currently (CoMotion HQ, Fluke Hall, and Startup Hall). Prior to joining CoMotion in 2013, she was the Senior Operations Manager for VLST Corporation, a biotech firm in Seattle researching novel approaches to autoimmune diseases. Prior to VLST, she was the Lab Manager and Research Associate at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She received her Global Executive MBA from Georgetown University and ESADE, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Seattle University.
Jeanette Ennis supports UW researchers pursuing grant money to commercialize their innovations, and helps CoMotion secure economic development grant opportunities. Ennis joined CoMotion in 2009 after more than 15 years of broad research experience as a scientist, entrepreneur, and manager. Her areas of expertise include pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, tissue engineering, and medical devices. She has worked with a variety of start-up companies as project manager, grant writer, and intellectual property manager, and held senior research positions at Cornell University and the UW Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. She earned a doctorate in medical and molecular pharmacology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she trained with Louis Ignarro, Nobel Laureate in Physiology. She also holds a certificate in technical writing and editing from the UW Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering.