Applications for the Fall 2021 Batch Now Open!
Applications for the Spring 2021 Batch have been extended!
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Become a Member

Membership is split into two tracks: Fellows and Founders. If you know who you are start your application process below! If not, read on.

Unfortunately, applications are now closed. Read more about the tracks below, or sign up to get notified when they open.

Founders Track

  • You have a venture that is more than an idea
  • Join a fast-paced startup community of other founders with unique ventures.
  • Get industry and alumni mentors, access to a collection of resources to grow your venture, and participate in an assortment of community events.

Fellows Track

  • You may or may not have an idea, but have an incredible talent or skill
  • Build your portfolio and strengthen your skills by working with Startup Shell portfolio companies.
  • Get access to Shell's resources and mentors, with the ability to transition into the Founders Track when ready.

The Application Process

Okay... but how does this work?
Apply to Startup Shell

Whether as a Fellow or Founder, complete our simple application to get started.


After about two weeks, our applications close and we send out interview sign ups. You, your team, and your progress will be assessed.

It's that easy!

We conduct interviews quickly and get back to you once we feel confident.

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Our diverse collection of ventures range from technology platforms to design firms to non-profit food companies -- all working together in one space.

Common Questions

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