We have two great events planned this week! The founders of TrueBill (among other companies) and UMD alums are coming to Startup Shell tomorrow at 6pm! The Mokhtarzada brothers are serial entrepreneurs who have created almost a billion dollars in company value and will be hosting a fireside chat for students interested in entrepreneurship tomorrow at Shell. Come through and ask some questions! We are also having a venture capital and board game night on Thursday!
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6 pm – 9 pm EST
Virtual Open House
Are you working on a venture or interested in working on one? Do you enjoy making cool things while meeting motivated, creative people? At Startup Shell you’ll experience: A community: We hang out in the space often! We host talks/workshops, collaborate on projects, and cultivate lasting connections at events like retreats and celebrations. An incubator: A community of over 130 ventures with a combined valuation of over $60 million that can provide your venture with resources like mentorship, legal advice, talent, discounts on services, and a strong network of alumni. A workspace: 24/7 access to our coworking space. Open House is a great opportunity to learn more about the Shell, the application process, and to chat with directors and current members.
[DELAYED] Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6 pm EST
We will be having another open house during this time and will be rescheduling this talk!
Monday, Feb. 15 at 6 pm EST
Thursday, Feb. 18 at 8 pm EST
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1 pm – 3 pm EST
Contrary Pitch Competition
Pitch your startup (or watch others pitch) for cash prizes Join Contrary for a DC, Maryland, Virginia pitch competition featuring student- and recently-graduated-founders, and hear pitch Q&A and feedback from esteemed founders and investors. If you're a founder, apply for the opportunity to receive valuable feedback from our panel of judges, as well as a shot at the winning cash prizes. Access the founder application here. Startup Shell Alumni Mackenzie Burnett and Juliana Neelbauer are helping judge!
Contrary is hosting a DC, Maryland, & Virginia (DMV) Pitch Competition on Saturday, February 27th 2021 from 1 - 3pm ET.
The event will include pitches from student founders and feedback from esteemed judges!
Student founders can apply to pitch to a star list of judges and the winner will win $1,000 to develop their business. Judges include Ron Boger (former VP @ Contrary & tech lead @ Google X), Juliana Neelbauer (Senior Attorney @ Drew Eckl & Farnham), Demi Obayomi (Vice President @ Sapphire Ventures), and Mackenzie Burnett (Cofounder @ The Next 50 & Ambrook).
RSVP to attend or pitch: https://contrarydmvpitch.splashthat.com/