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Shell Signal: October 2020 🍁
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Shell Signal: October 2020 🍁

Shell Signal: October 2020 🍁

Shell Signal is our monthly newsletter, filled with updates from the community, opportunities, events, and more.

This month we're taking a cue from the shifting seasons, continuing to embrace change to redesign the way we build, learn, and share.

Key Updates:

  1. 🥳 Applications are open! – Apply now at
  2. 👏 Shell Expo – Coming back bigger and better than ever on November 18th. Network, learn from talented entrepreneurs, showcase your venture, and more. Stay tuned for more updates very soon. Register a booth for your venture here.

🎉 Events

❤️ indicates a Startup Shell event

Terp Designers Bi-Weekly Design Critique

Interested in design? Want some feedback from some skilled student designers? Terp Designers is scheduling a meeting up once every other week over Zoom with other designers at UMD to present/share work, hosted by Ilana Pelzman-Kern (

Fill out this quick survey with your availability.

October Virtual Lunch & Learn: Developing Your Killer Pitch

October 8th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Register Here

Lottie Byram from the Dingman Center is joining MTECH this month to share how to make the best first impression on investors and most effectively communicate your product-market fit.

Founders Forum

October 13th, 5:15-6:15pm
Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month
Rsvp Here

Exclusively for both current and alumni members of Terp Startup, Pitch Dingman Finalists and Startup Shell, Founders Forum is an opportunity to continue honing entrepreneurial skills, to learn from our peers, and to catch up with one another. Each month, we'll deep dive a new topic related to running your businesses in a roundtable style, followed by time to socialize, snack and play board games.

Adobe MAX – The Creativity Conference

October 20-22

Make plans to join us for a uniquely immersive and engaging digital experience, guaranteed to inspire. Three full days of luminary speakers, celebrity appearances, musical performances, global collaborative art projects, and 350+ sessions — and all at no cost.

Register now to build your schedule and get sponsor giveaways.

Technica 2020

October 24-25th
Register Here

Technica is the world’s largest all-women and non-binary hackathon, hosted annually by University of Maryland students. 🌅☀️🌊

This year’s virtual experience introduces hardware and beginner tracks to provide even more resources for you to #ExpandYourHorizons. Whether you’re looking to write your first line of code or tinker with hardware, we challenge you to be fearless in trying new things, exploring new ideas, and reimagining what’s possible.

Technica 2020 is a 24 hour event where you will be immersed in technology and have access to knowledgeable mentors, captivating workshops, and motivated peers. All women and non-binary folks of any experience level and major are invited to register! ⁣

We can’t wait to see you at Technica 2020! Questions? DM, email us at [email protected], or tweet us @gotechnica.

❤️ Grind Night

Wednesdays @ 8:00pm
Register Here

Grind Night is BACK. EVERY WEDNESDAY. Virtually, mostly. We'd love to host an outdoor event sometime soon. Join with food, drinks, work, projects, ideas, and hang out in our virtual space.

💯 Opportunities

A carefully assembled assortment of premium opportunities shared by our partners and members of our community.

Kleiner Perkins Fellowship for 2021 Now Open

Fellows will spend either a summer or a year with our company partners. They’ll receive a special curriculum which include founder speaker series, entrepreneurial workshops, and community building events. After the program, Fellows who have graduated and go on to found companies will have the opportunity to receive $100,000 in seed funding. Read more about Kleiner Perkins here.

Click here to apply. Applications close October 19th, 2020

Indie World Wide Founder's Club

Sheller Anthony Castrio (w2015), founder of and Indie Worldwide (an online meetup group for hackers, makers, and founders centered around live online meetups hosted 1-2 times a month.) Find out more in his virtual event on October 3rd @ 10:00am.

He's matching founders and professionals working at scale for 1:1s. Most signups so far have made more $10,000 from their startups, and some more than $100,000. Sign-up here if you're interested and qualify.

Full-Stack Developer for Early Stage Startup Wanted

tymely is a 0 to 1 start-up seeking a talented full-stack developer to build, maintain, and grow complex front & back end systems for enterprise. All applicants must have experience working with Java and C++, having skills that place them in the top percentiles of their field.

For more information, email [email protected]

Calling All Freelance Designers

CMI Communications is looking to hire a freelance designer! Very quick project that's 2 to 3 days of populating an XD file based on an approved site map, wireframe, some assets, and a style guide. Starting immediately.

Please email event manager Brendon Vierra at [email protected]

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