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Engage. Collaborate. Learn. Lead.

At the HTC we believe that engagement, collaboration, education and leadership are the keys to the health and success of tech community. This is why we focus efforts on providing our members with the quality opportunities that they need for the growth of their business and themselves. 


Just showing up for events is not the mindset that we want our members to take. We want to provide you with a multi-tiered, multifaceted approach, ensuring that you are getting everything that you need from the HTC.

If you are interested in networking and making connections with new clients, then our monthly networking events are perfect for you. How about collaborating and learning from peers in your industry? Then check out the affinity groups, round tables, and speaker series held throughout the month.

No matter what you or your business needs, the HTC can provide you with a gateway to the solution.


Based on input from our members, we have formed special interest roundtables and affinity groups that give members the opportunity to engage with industry peers.


  • HTC Emerging Company Roundtable
    A C-level group comprised of successful experienced business executive leaders who face the challenges and successes of growing their companies to the next level.
  • HTC Sales and Marketing Roundtable
    A mid to senior level executive group that provides thought-leadership to emerging organizations that requires guidance in sales and marketing strategy and execution.
  • HTC TechNet Business Development Roundtable (2 Groups)
    The TechNet Groups offer a venue for business development collaboration between member companies in a non-competitive environment of trust.
  • The HTC B2G Roundtable
    Focuses on organizations that provide technology based products or services to the federal, state and local government. The B2G roundtable provides educational series, networking events, as well as closed door “contractor only” roundtables on a frequent basis to HTC members.
  • The HTC Leadership Roundtable
    The Leadership Roundtable meets the last Wednesday of each month at the MCE and is composed of a small, regular group of business owners and executives. The format includes the discussion of timely topics of interest to the group as well as an opportunity to get confidential and personal feedback on individual issues. The group is highly interactive and is built upon required regular attendance to build trust and make the monthly meetings more valuable for all.
  • CFO Roundtable
    The CFO Roundtable is an open forum for anyone responsible for a company’s financial growth. The mission of the group is to engage in strategic discussions, collaborate with peers to overcome shared challenges related to growing and managing a company’s financial operations, and further educate themselves through presentations from seasoned peers. Topics will cater to primarily emerging technology and life science companies, but will also address challenges of private companies at all life stages.

Affinity Groups

  • HTC HealthTech
    Promoting an ecosystem that fosters health technology innovation, investment, and growth through public & private collaboration, mentorship, leadership, and engagement.
  • HTC Innovators Forum
    The HTC Innovators Forum mission is to be a platform for mentorship of innovators/entrepreneurs, as well as students. Collaboration opportunities amongst HTC Innovators Forum members is also encouraged and supported programmatically. Both regularly scheduled public forums as well as closed door innovator-only discussion will take place
  • Howard STEAM Ahead 
    Howard STEAM Ahead is an initiative of the Howard Tech Council with our partners, The Howard County School System, The Howard County Library, Johns Hopkins APL, and GovConnects. We strive to increase visibility and access to the award winning STEM programs in Howard County and the surrounding regions. A core focus includes getting school-age girls more engaged with STEM through non-traditional technical and artistic components, as well as cultural workshops. 
  • HACKIT- (Howard County Affinity for Cyber Knowledge and Intelligence Technologies/Talks)
    A cyber security affinity group that offers connections, collaboration and exposure to companies that want increasing business opportunities with and in support of the Intelligence Community, DoD, and commercial marketplaces. 
    The mission of the HTC WIT Affinity Group is to empower women in technology throughout Central Maryland. We do this by bringing together women and building a community  for collaboration, networking, and promotion of their businesses in Howard County and beyond. Our core values include: empowerment, community and mentorship. 


  • HTC Ambassador / Events Committee
    Ambassadors/Events Committee ensures the smooth and successful delivery of events throughout the year, such as HTC Monthly Networking; Quarterly HTC Members Only Reception; Special Speaker Series, HTC End of Summer Bash; and the HTC Annual Awards


Learning is a lifelong experience, necessary in order to remain competitive in these rapidly changing times. We understand the challenges that you face, so we offer many opportunities for you to continue your education by learning from other members of the Howard Tech Council community.

  • MCE Speaker Series
    Twice monthly seminars conducted in a lecture/Q&A or roundtable format, with leading subject experts in their field presenting for 90 minute sessions.
  • Roundtable/Affinity Groups/Committees
    These all provide you a great opportunity to engage with likeminded industry peers in a small group setting with others who face the same challenges you face every day.


We are looking for successful members of the business community who are ready to give back and share the knowledge they have gained during their career. At the Howard Tech Council we provide many different opportunities to pass knowledge on to future generations of business professionals.

  • Encorps Program
    The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship is always looking for experienced business professionals to share their knowledge and services with residents and affiliates of the MCE. These sessions are provided at no charge and are provided at least once a month
  • MCE Speaker Series
    We are constantly looking for subject matter experts who are willing to give a 90 minute presentations at our MCE Speaker Series. These individuals volunteer their time and present their knowledge and lessons learned to startups and entrepreneurs
  • Roundtable/Affinity Groups/Committees
    Share you expertise and experience at any of our roundtables, affinity groups, or on one of our committees. These groups are full of like-minded individuals committed to learning more and advancing themselves and the group.

For more information on HTC Committees, roundtables, affinity groups, or our educational opportunities, please contact Patrick Wynn at 410-313-7243 or email him.


The Chief Information Security Officer “In-Residence” program known as “HOCO CISO” is based at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE). This first of its kind program is designed to address the needs of residents of the MCE along with the more than 200 member companies of the Howard Tech Council (HTC) who do not have their own Chief Security or Privacy officer.

Get Involved

Founded around the principles of Engage, Collaborate, Learn, and Lead, the HTC is much more than just networking, it is a place for both you and your business to grow.