These people are
building something great.

Startup Shell is a 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
$30M total value

First Class Partners and Mentors

Eric Schwartz, Staff Writer @
For a student-founded incubator, that's a lot of impressive accomplishments.
Kristin Pryor, Editor @
[Startup Shell] is home to a lot of really interesting student-led projects
Craig Dye, Director @ MTech Ventures
Startup Shell has positioned itself to be the heart of the growing entrepeneurship community in the DC area.

A Space for Collaboration

Grind Night

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

Shell Talk

Come hear from industry experts about various topics.

Shell Workshop

Learn a new skill in an topic taught by skilled individuals.

Shell EXPO

Come meet our founders and hear about their ventures.

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