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Startup Shell is an accelerator at the University of Maryland for creators and entrepreneurs to collaborate on building the future. 
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A Network of Entrepreneurs

180+
Innovative ventures dedicated to solve some of the world's biggest problems
500+
Members building, learning, and sharing together
$1B+
Total value of our alumni and current ventures
Countless
Number of students inspired by collaborative entrepreneurship
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Solving the World's Toughest Problems

Designed to Catalyze Growth

Startup Shell helps driven, talented, and diverse students from the earliest stages of their careers to build great companies. We accept both founders with established companies and fellows with incredible skillsets who go on to help other ventures or build their own startups.
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"Startup Shell provides a space and sense of community where student entrepreneurs can go and meet like-minded students who are committed to solving problems and launching businesses"
Holly DeArmond
Director, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
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