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How these 6 orgs are supporting local tech jobseekers and the tech workforce pipeline

For How to Get a Tech Job Month, we asked our Ecosystem Builder organizations what programs and services they offer to help technologists find work and companies grow their teams.

Collaborating at Chariot Solutions. (Courtesy photo)

This sponsored content is a part of How to Get a Tech Job Month of's editorial calendar. The organizations appearing in this article are Ecosystem Builder clients.

In today’s challenging employment market, job seekers need all the help they can get.

Often, simply applying to a role and hoping your resume stands out isn’t enough, and using one’s network can be much more effective. As supporters of local tech ecosystems, organizations like universities, law firms, accelerator programs, economic development groups, coding bootcamps and corporate entities have programs and services to help technologists build their networks and connect with hiring companies. These resources take many forms, from hosting events to providing training to funding startups so they can grow and hire more staff — all serving to increase tech employment and strengthen their communities overall.

For the month of April,’s reporting has explored the theme of How to Get a Tech Job for our editorial calendar. For some additional perspectives, we asked our Ecosystem Builder companies the following question:

How is your org supporting tech jobseekers and the tech workforce pipeline?

Here are some replies from their teams, and if you like what you see, follow the links to companies’ Directory Pages to learn more and explore ways to connect.

Chariot Solutions

“To Chariot, supporting the tech workforce pipeline starts with sharing knowledge.

For the last 20 years, we’ve been staunch supporters of Philly’s software user groups, as well as local organizations like Hopeworks and Zip Code Wilmington that are providing hands-on tech training to underrepresented groups.

We also host affordable developer events like our annual Philly Emerging Tech conference, or our Tech Training for Women series. These accessible events help attendees build knowledge as well as connections and contacts: all key to upward mobility in tech.” — Mike Rappaport, CEO

Delaware Prosperity Partnership

“DPP markets Delaware to existing and potential business with the primary goals of job creation and generating capital investment in Delaware. While we attract business from multiple sectors, we continue to witness growth in tech opportunities. As the workplace becomes more and more technology-driven, the need for advanced tech jobs has become more prevalent. With these advances, it is noteworthy that tech opportunities exist in every sector. DPP works in close collaboration with our local workforce providers, state agencies, community partners and secondary and higher educational institutions to share what we are hearing and learning from our conversations with businesses about their tech talent needs.” — Charles A. Madden, director of existing business engagement and talent

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

“Baltimore’s tech ecosystem has extraordinary assets, but we lack some of the density and connectivity of more mature ecosystems. Among our priorities at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures is the identification of talent — both local and beyond — to work in the ecosystem. Using a deep Rolodex of talent (everything from alumni to corporate partners), I regularly connect individuals with the area’s rapidly growing professional opportunities. I am especially focused on connecting C-level executives with opportunities in our portfolio of 150+ startups (and counting).” — Helen Montag, director of ecosystem development

NEXT powered by Shulman Rogers

“NEXT powered by Shulman Rogers hosts and supports numerous events, both virtual and in-person, for startup tech companies in the DC metro ecosystem. These events bring together founders, investors, service providers and qualified tech jobseekers. They provide a platform for the tech workforce to meet and learn about opportunities that are available at startup companies in the region. We also support university programs who are educating the future tech workforce.” — Anthony Millin, founder of NEXT powered by Shulman Rogers, venture capital partner and serial entrepreneur


“We at TEDCO continually look for ways to strengthen and grow Maryland’s innovative ecosystem. Through a variety of programs, we support the creation, growth and life of a tech business. In particular, we have the Maryland Innovation Initiative Fund, a program that partners with universities throughout the State to bring innovations to the commercial market. Through this program, we have assisted 144 entrepreneurs with the creation of companies which has in turn created 298 high-paying technology and life science jobs. We are also a collaborator on the Maryland Entrepreneur Hub, which enables innovators, startup founders and small business owners to find and connect with the right resources for their business.” — Troy LeMaile-Stovall, CEO

University of Maryland BioPark

“Part of our mission at the BioPark is to drive economic growth in Baltimore — particularly the West Baltimore neighborhoods surrounding our campus. As a cornerstone of the region’s life science industry, we feel it is important to deliver educational and training opportunities that will develop a life science workforce. By bringing programs such as the Baltimore City Community College Life Science Institute to the BioPark and working with the Biotechnical Institute of Maryland and NPower in Southwest Baltimore, we are bringing the employers, job seekers and training programs together.” — Jane Shaab, executive director, University of Maryland BioPark; associate vice president for economic development, University of Maryland, Baltimore


Want to connect with and support your local tech ecosystem? Check out all the Ecosystem Builder companies here, and find out about their missions and cultures.

P.S. If you’re curious about’s services for your own org, find more info here and connect with us.

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Companies: NEXT powered by Shulman Rogers / Delaware Prosperity Partnership / Johns Hopkins University / University of Maryland BioPark / TEDCO / Chariot Solutions
Series: How to Get a Tech Job Month 2023 / Ecosystem Builder Monthly Prompts

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