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Shell Signal: March 2021
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Shell Signal: March 2021

Shell Signal: March 2021

Happy March! It's been a surprising month full of sunny days and spring renewal! As we begin to leave the cold indoor winter and step out to spring, we should use this time as a great reminder of growth. In particular, Shell would like to honor Women's History Month as well as stand against Asian American violence. As a community, fellow entrepreneurs, and friends, we need to support and protect each other in our fights against prejudice. To learn more about how you can stop Asian American violence, check out this news article.

Shell seeks to use its platform to support its valued community by providing incredible resources and opportunities. Look down below for important updates from the Startup Shell community!

Key Updates:

  1. Impact Interns Applications Now Open & Startup Shell Expo 2021 Registration Is Open
  2. Uploadcare gets add to Startup Shell resources: Uploadcare is a global end-to-end cloud platform that covers the complete media pipeline, from uploading files to delivering them adapted to the end-user context. The Uploadcare Scale plan includes a ready-made infrastructure for uploading, processing, and delivering media content, and 800 GB of bandwidth usage monthly. Startup Shell members get a 6 month FREE account. Find the link on the Startup Shell community page to sign up.
  3. New Startup Shell members soon to be announced!


Greg Bekher seeking recommendations for Saas marketing agencies or copywriters. Preferably in the edTech space

Find Greg's profile on the Startup Shell community page.


Startup Shell Expo 2021 Registration Is Open

April 7th, 2021 @ 12:00 P.M. -  5:00 P.M.

Back bigger and better than ever, Shell Expo 2021 is an opportunity for all UMD student-run companies to demo their work. Each company will have a virtual booth where founders and their teams will be showcasing their ventures. Startups participating are disrupting industries spanning from drone delivery to mental health.

Learn more and register here

The Leadership Exchange: Real Conversations with Leaders Making a Difference (Most Thursdays this semester)

Join the Do Good Institute’s spring speaker series featuring exciting and innovative nonprofit and social impact leaders. Leaders will share their diverse perspectives on a range of nonprofit, philanthropic, and civic sector challenges and important leadership lessons (most) Thursdays at noon. The first 20-30 minutes will be an interview and will close with time for student questions and networking.

Check out our speakers here and register


3D Artist Needed For Prosthetic Skin Stitching Job

Shell Alum, Tony Ingelido, is looking for a 3D artist who has experience or wants to take on the challenge of stitching a cosmetic wrap to a CAD model for a prosthetic device. The opportunity is paid and Tony is happy to answer any questions!

Find Tony's profile on the Startup Shell Community Page and Facebook

Mobile App Developer and Consulting Opportunities

Shell member, Marie Brodsky, is part of a team working on a project for the City of Fairfax government to develop a mobile app to help connect senior citizens. Her team is looking for people with mobile app development experience to join (paid opportunity).

They are also looking for someone who could consult on some business-side questions. For example, what type of business they should be registering as, etc., if the project is government-funded.

If interested, please send an email to [email protected] with your portfolio.

Applications Now Open - Terp Startup Accelerator!

Applications are now being accepted for Pitch Dingman Competition 2021 Fearless Ideas Track until April 5th. This idea-style challenge asks students to develop a venture idea that tackles systemic racism in the fields of business, technology, and/or mental health.
To apply, students are asked to submit a slide deck and a video pitch submission. The winning pre-recorded pitch video will be played at Pitch Dingman Competition Finals on May 4th and this student will receive $5,000 as well as guaranteed admission to the Dingman Center’s Terp Startup Accelerator summer program, which comes with an additional $5,000 stipend.

Learn more and apply

Shell Alum Startup, Ambrook, Has Multiple Open Job Opportunities

Shell Alums, Jeff, Mackenzie, and Dan, founded Ambrook late last year and are now opening their first jobs in Engineering, Ops, and Growth Marketing.

Find out about their job offerings and apply

Also feel free to retweet them down below!

Door Robotics Software Engineering Opportunity

Door Robotics is looking for a student frontend developer to assist on the development of their web application. You would be primarily working with another student software engineer who is responsible for backend development as well as a UI/UX designer.

Skills Needed: HTML, CSS, JS
Optional Skills: React, Angular, or Django.

If you're interested, you can apply here (, and select "Software Engineering Intern"

Impact Interns Applications Now Open

Are you a mission-driven student looking for a paid internship this summer? Apply today to one of 36 positions now available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Impact Interns join a cohort of like minded students, get personalized coaching and professional development support, and are paid at least $15 an hour.

Learn more and apply

Innovate Maryland

Wednesday, April 21st @ 7:00PM ET

Innovate Maryland is the annual celebration of the University's innovators, entrepreneurs, inventors, and creatives.

This signature event brings together campus innovators, alumni, and community partners to recognize the transformational impact made by our faculty, students, and alumni, including awards for Invention and Startup of the Year.

Join us April 21st as we welcome President Pines as he shares his vision and commitment to elevating UMD's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Learn More

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