Mike Thielke hotDesks

How I hotDesk – Mike Thielke

“Co-working has allowed me to connect with interesting young entrepreneurs, harness new ideas and stay up-to-date on technology.”

Ever wonder whom you’ll meet working at a hotDesk?

From designers and programmers to musicians and engineers, our members are as diverse as the companies they start. Since opening the first co-working space in Salisbury five years ago, our network has grown to six Eastern Shore locations – with a 7th coming to Denton this summer.

Mike Thielke hotDesks

Learn about the entrepreneurs working in these shared spaces in “How I hotDesk,” member profiles. We’re kicking it off with hotDesk founder Mike Thielke.

A Chicago native, Mike has worked and lived on the Eastern Shore for 30 years. After founding two businesses, he took the reins of the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC) in 2012.

Today – in addition to running ESEC and hotDesks – Mike is working to expand Maryland’s F3 Tech economies (Fishing, Farming & Forestry).


ESEC Mission:  Nurture the development of new startups and entrepreneurs
Favorite Tech Toy:  Google Assistant smart speaker
hotDesk Home Base:  Easton
hotDesk Frequency:  Approximately three times a week
Best hD Amenity:  Whiteboard wall
Locations Used:  Three – Easton, Salisbury and Cambridge
Eastern Shore Picks:  

     Chicken or Crab        Chicken
     On water vessel         Power boat

Learn more out the hotDesks network of co-working spaces and our many membership benefits.