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Mike Thielke

Executive Director, Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center

Mike Thielke is the Executive Director of the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC). Since joining ESEC in 2010, Mike has elevated the Eastern Shore’s entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem by facilitating the creation of the hotDesks network of coworking spaces throughout the nine-county region and a regional industry sector focus in agriculture, aquaculture, and environmental technologies. Prior to joining ESEC, Mike retired in 1995 from a thirty-year career in international distribution, logistics, and transportation achieving success both in management at Fortune 100 firms as well as the owner his own companies serving DOD and foreign military.