Sponsorship Prospectus

Hello Potential Sponsor!

Startup Shell is a student-run startup incubator at the University of Maryland that helps student entrepreneurs build and scale their ventures. Since being founded ten years ago in a storage closet, Startup Shell has grown rapidly and has graduated over 600 student entrepreneurs whose ventures are worth over $1B like Imperfect Foods, Ambrook, and BloxBiz.

Our goal is to foster a culture of innovation that produces the next generation of venture-scale companies by connecting the most innovative builders, engineers, and designers here at the University of Maryland.

We support our student entrepreneurs by providing:

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Startup Shell relies on our corporate partners' support to continue producing talented and successful entrepreneurs. Your contribution will allow us to continue to host events, maintain our space, and provide non-dilutive grants to help our student entrepreneurs fund initial startup costs and kickstart their ventures. As our corporate partner, you would also have access to our wide network of student entrepreneurs, as well as the ability to host events and workshops in our space.

I invite you to review the available sponsorship tiers listed below. If you are interested in becoming an official sponsor of Startup Shell, I'd love to chat! You can reach out to me at partnerships@startupshell.org.


Fady Yanni

Director of Partnerships at Startup Shell