These people are
building something great.

Startup Shell is the student-run coworking space and incubator at the University of Maryland. We foster entrepreneurship through collaboration.

A Community of Entrepreneurs

Designed to Catalyze Growth

Startup Shell was founded out of a storage closet in 2012 with the mission of creating an entrepreneurship community for students at the University of Maryland.

200+ founders
60+ ventures
$20M total value

First Class Partners and Mentors

Doug Britton, CEO @ Kaprica Security
Startup Shell is a powerful asset for student entrepreneurs who want to develop muscles that aren't covered in any courses: professionalism, tenacity and networking.
Holly DeArmond, Associate Director @ Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
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.
Eric Schwartz, Staff Writer @ Streetwise.co
For a student-founded incubator, that's a lot of impressive accomplishments.
Kristin Pryor, Editor @ tech.co
[Startup Shell] is home to a lot of really interesting student-led projects

A Space for Collaboration

Grind Night

Work, play, and learn together. Make friends and start new projects.

Shell Talk

Hear from and network with industry veterans and experts.

Shell Workshop

Learn a new skill in a hands on setting taught by talented individuals.

Shell Expo

Meet our founders and see the companies they are building.

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