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/