Members of the 2022 RealLIST Connectors class. (Courtesy photos; graphic by

Every strong ecosystem needs pollinators to help keep it alive and thriving.

These 20 busy bees keep the Baltimore tech ecosystem thriving by creating events, building networks and guiding young entrepreneurs to scale successful companies. Because of this work and their other local boosterism efforts, now recognizes them as this year’s RealLIST Connectors.

The 2022 edition of our annual facilitator-honoring list was compiled from a mix of outside nominations and picks based on our reporting. This roster arrives about two years after we highlighted 110 similarly impactful scene leaders in our exhaustive inaugural edition. Another 25 connectors were showcased the following year. Each prior RealLIST centered people that know we go further together, and that theme remains true this year, too. All the connectors highlighted here want to build a stronger, more inclusive tech ecosystem in Baltimore.

Without further ado, and in alphabetical order, here are the 20 connectors cultivating the Baltimore tech ecosystem into something that does the name “Charm City” justice: