Incubator + Coworking Space
In the Spring of 2012 a few students were given an unused space in the Technology Advancement Building. They turned it into Startup Shell, or 'the Shell'. From the start we already had a a strong group of students working on their own companies. We revamped the space over the summer with furniture from our old dorms and made a hardware station. That Fall we officially opened the Shell to students and boosted ourselves to over 70 students from all across campus working on all sorts of awesome projects and companies.
Desks, monitors, 3d printers and a hardware station are only the surface of what we provide. The community of visionary and ambitious people is what really makes this space kick. We host sick events such as group dinners, hackathons, and talks. We hit on every detail needed for a company from legal advice to how to make an awesome product video.
Weekend at Bitcamp
April 8, 2014 | Diamondback
Student Innovators to Converge at UMD for Bitcamp
March 13, 2014 | UMD Right Now
Building Something Great
October 10, 2013 | Diamondback
The Startup Shell
September 27, 2013 | UberStories
How a Student Run Incubator is Creating a Stronger DCTech Ecosystem
September 5, 2013 | UberStories
UMD's Student-Run Incubator Paving the Way for Big Things to Come
March 8, 2013 | In The Capital
How Did The Shell Begin?
7 months ago | Mtech
Join cool people making cool things in the Shell. We are looking for people who can contribute on multiple levels: individual, project, organization, and community. Membership has perks and resources to push your project to the next level.