Connecting Baltimore cultivates the most dynamic sector of our regional economy. We can be found where business, technology, and Baltimore overlap -- searching for good ideas and good people to make them happen.

There is a new energy animating Baltimore’s tech scene. There is a growing pride of place and rising confidence in our community. Baltimore is a place to innovate and build.

This momentum needs connectors, coaches, and networks -- online and in person. That's where we come in. Now known simply as, our organization continues the legacy of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council. Over the years, we have fostered countless connections, accelerated growth of new businesses, and mentored newcomers to the scene. advocates for and supports Baltimore’s innovation, tech, and entrepreneurial community. Through events, workshops, and collaborative projects, is amplifying our regions’ strengths, catalyzing business growth, and developing and attracting talented people in and to Baltimore.

Who We Are


Jason Hardebeck

Jason Hardebeck is’s chief instigator. Follow his thoughts on twitter and his travels via foursquare around greater Baltimore.


Sharon Paley

Sharon Paley is the chief operator and mama bear of She totally geeks out on organization and has spent her professional career coordinating community groups, civic movements, large-scale events, and marketing campaigns. An extrovert by nature, Sharon loves meeting new people and helping them connect further. So let her hear it.


Andrew Hazlett

Andrew delights in connecting people & ideas. He's fascinated by Baltimore as it is and as it might be. A writer and online media maker, he also co-founded the CreateBaltimore arts-and-tech unconference. He has worked in journalism, as a book critic, as a federal cultural agency bureaucrat, and as a public policy think tank staffer.