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Startup Shell is a student-run, non-profit incubator and collective that cultivates entrepreneurship through collaboration at the University of Maryland.

Take part in events

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!

Home to diverse ventures

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Building something great

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.

Go Terps!

We love our support network

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.

Really cool friends, huh?

Startup Shell is represented by attorney advisor Juliana Neelbauer of Neelbauer Law LLC.

Become a member

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