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A Home for Hackers, Builders, Designers
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Late night at Startup Shell
Startup Shell alumni Sean Bae talks Samsara AI tech in the Space
Startup Shell alumni Sean Bae talks Samsara AI tech in the Space
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Shellers talk during an event
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Truebill co-founder's answer Sheller's questions
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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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