Startup Shell is a student-run technology collective that advances ventures while leading educational initiatives in our greater community. We value students, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, and collaboration. The Shell provides hackerspace resources and business direction through a lively coworking environment in our space on the University of Maryland campus.
All events are wide open for everyone to come learn something new! While we are committed to advancing our member projects, it is equally important for us to engage students and the Maryland community through exciting and empowering educational intiatives. Come one, come all!
Dr. Russell, Dr. McIntosh, and Dr. Lejuez are coming to visit Startup Shell. BSOS is interested in engaging with what is going on at the Shell. Ideas for BSOS engagement include the Interactive World Map (collaboration of GIS, GVPT, and other Shell members), cohosting the BSOS Be the Solution Challenge, and reaching out to BSOS students to get them more engaged with the tech + entrepreneurship culture.
Our students are absolutely crazy. With different backgrounds, experience levels, skills, and interests, members bring a lot to the table for collaboration and knowledge sharing. Get in on the action by applying for membership or participating in events.
We have a great team of sponsors, mentors, and partners to back us in our journey. Their advice and resources are invaluable to students in all stages of development, from ideation to operations.
Startup Shell is represented by attorney advisor Juliana Neelbauer of Neelbauer Law LLC.
Join cool people making cool things in the Shell. We are looking for people who can contribute on multiple levels: individual, project, organization, and community. While we have many ways to engage otherwise, membership has specific perks and resources to push your project to the next level including:
24-hour swipe access to our decked-out coworking space
Prototyping tools including 3D printer and electronics device lab
Funding opportunities and investor interactions
Mentorship from entrepreneurial professionals
Dedicated desk and workstation space plus storage
Subscriptions to various web products