ETC has a new coworking alliance with hotDesks on the Eastern Shore

SUMMARY: The ETC and hotDesks have established a coworking alliance, allowing members’ reciprocity on an as needed basis. This partnership will increase relationships between businesses in Baltimore and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Baltimore, MD – August 21, 2015. The ETC (Emerging Technology Centers)–Baltimore City’s award-winning technology innovation center announced their alliance with a Maryland Eastern Shore partner today: hotDesks, an initiative of the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC). This alliance will give members of each organization reciprocity to each other’s space on an as needed basis. Members of hotDesks can now spend the day in Baltimore knowing they have a desk and wi-fi when they need it and ETC members can spend more time on the Eastern Shore.

The ETC’s coworking space, Beehive Baltimore has an historic presence in the city, becoming the first coworking space to open in 2009. The ETC has been able to explore partnerships like this since they moved from their Canton location to their current location in Highlandtown. At the ETC Haven Campus, reciprocal members will have access to the community space, conference room, free parking and many other amenities. All they need to give is 24 hours’ notice.

“Eastern Shore coworkers now have an office in Baltimore,” says ETC President Deborah Tillett. “Being able to connect entrepreneurs from all over the state will have great impact on the startup community. We’re very pleased to explore partnerships like these with other coworking spaces, always trying to create value for the ETC members.”

Opened in 2013, hotDesks ( is a network of coworking spaces on the Eastern Shore. Since then, hotDesks now has locations in Easton, Salisbury, Pocomoke City and coming soon to Cambridge. Mike Thielke, Executive Director of hotDesks commented “We’re looking forward to expanding the hotDesks network and creating new opportunities for our members. The ETC is the perfect partner to connect our community to Baltimore City.”

This partnership came about from conversations between the ETC and Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC) dba hotDesks relationship on the Maryland Business Incubator Association (MBIA) relationship. As members of MBIA, the two organizations have been looking for ways to connect entrepreneurs throughout the state of Maryland.

The ETC has also recently entered into a reciprocal agreement with the Baltimore coworking space, Betamore. ETC members have access to their community membership for free, where they receive discounts on events and a place to work two times a month in Fed Hill.

More information on how the ETC is connecting entrepreneurs all over the state can be found on their website.