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.

300+ founders
100+ ventures
$60M 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 @
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

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.
See examples.

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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