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A Howard Tech Council Membership is an outstanding way to reinvest back into your company and the community. As one of the most vibrant tech councils in Maryland, it provides companies of all sizes with direct access into the thriving Howard County tech community.

Throughout the year we host a variety of bustling networking events, as well as a collection of specialized topic affinity groups and roundtables that provide the opportunity for members to connect with other thought leaders and decision makers in their industry.

Our integration with the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) gives us a unique value proposition that no other area Tech Councils have. Through our relationship with the MCE we are able to offer HTC Members discounted MCE event access as well as low cost room and facility rentals.

For businesses big and small, an HTC membership is a great way to expand and grow.

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  • Reduced and/or complementary registration for:
    - HTC Networking Events
    - HTC Roundtables and Affinity Groups
    - MCE Speaker Series
    - HTC and MCE Partner Events
  • Access to prime/large company small business outreach programs
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities for Tech Council events
  • Business and networking assistance
  • Company listing on HTC website
  • Company calendar listing (we will selectively list your events on our website calendar)
  • Free or reduced fee access to conference room resources at the MCE

Yearly Membership Rates:

Our integration with the Howard County Economic Development Authority and the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship allows us to offer very affordable rates to businesses of all sizes. So whether you are a student with an idea, a startup trying to get traction, or an enterprise looking for partners, the HTC has a membership plan for you!

Student $50.00
MCE iCat Resident/ Affiliate $87.50
1-10 Employees $175.00
11-50 Employees $350.00
51-100 Employees $500.00
101-200 Employees $750.00
200+ Employees $1,250.00

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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.

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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.