CDL-Seattle is located in Seattle, WA at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business,. For more than 100 years, Foster has fueled Seattle’s renowned innovation, imagination, and ingenuity.

The CDL-Seattle community benefits from strong partnerships across the UW campus–College of Engineering, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, and CoMotion–as well as support from private industry, notably Microsoft Corporation, and from the Washington Research Foundation, Foster Foundation, and Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

“I view CDL as an engine for scaling and funding deep-tech companies, which supports our brand of having an ‘innovation mindset. It will also offer students a highly experiential, hands-on entrepreneurial education and opportunities to work with startups in an objectives-based accelerator.”

Frank Hodge, Orin and Janet Smith Dean of the UW Foster School of Business

CDL-Seattle Mentors have backgrounds as operators, investors or scientists in a variety of different industries.

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Computational Health

For founders solving biological, medical, and healthcare problems using innovative applications of software, data science, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence.


For founders using machine intelligence, IoT, cloud computing, robotics, 3D printing, new materials, and novel approaches to workforce augmentation to solve problems in manufacturing.


Foster School of Business, University of Washington