Helping startups connect with the resources they need
hotDesks is the Eastern Shore’s connection to the Maryland startup and entrepreneur ecosystem. An initiative of the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center serving the eight counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, hotDesks offers a network of coworking spaces, entrepreneur and innovation training, and access to capital for high-growth, scalable startup and growth businesses.
In 2013, the hotDesks network of coworking spaces was started. This initiative by ESEC-Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center was an effort to provide more targeted access to resources and support for innovative, high-growth, scalable startup businesses in the Maryland Eastern Shore region.
Beginning with the first location in Salisbury, additional spaces have opened allowing for the policy “if you belong to one location, you belong to all locations” For this reason, hotDesks members are able to utilize the numerous locations in the coworking network as best fits their schedule and travel. Network locations now include:
- Chestertown (opening April 2017)
- Pocomoke City
- Reciprocity agreements with ETC Baltimore and MCE Columbia
Participation in hotDesks and its community of entrepreneurs is based upon a monthly membership fee to access the shared work environment or by attending one of the many events or programs offered at the locations.