You must not have applied to Startup Shell through the Founders application
If you apply to both, only your venture will be considered.
All skills are welcome for fellows.
Let us know what you are passionate about!
You must be a student at the University of Maryland
At the time of your application, all undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply regardless of major or college.
Come to Events
Shell Talks or Grind Nights are great ways to get to know current members and the values of Startup Shell. The more the better. Check out our event page,
or just come work in our space! Our open house is a great opportunity to get to know us
Membership grants you 24/7 swipe access to our co-working space and access to our resources. Swipe remains active for one semester after leaving the university. Should you not be accepted for membership, we still invite you to join us at our public events and reapply in the future.
Shell Fellows are required to write one blog post/tutorial describing a skill you have that would be beneficial for others to know. In addition, mandatory one-hour/week office hours will be enforced so Shell companies can learn from you! We expect Shell Fellows to be active members of the community by attending shell talks, going on retreats, and coming to other events
Our resources help fellows grow their skillset. This list is constantly growing and we'd love to hear what we can add to help you further.
Community of Entrepreneurs
24/7 swipe access to co-working space
Access to the Prototyping Lab
Invites to member events
Free legal advising
Assistance with incorporation and patents
Personal storage in co-working space
Subscriptions to various web products
Partnerships and resources with companies like DigitalOcean and AWS
Meeting space in conference room