About Us

We’re ETTE.

Since 2002, we’ve been the go-to IT team for nonprofits and small businesses around D.C. We like to think of ourselves as more than just tech support; we’re your neighbors in technology, here to make sure your computers, networks, and everything in between are running smoothly.

Professional Nonprofit IT Support

We started ETTE with a simple idea: help local organizations get the most out of their technology. We’re proudly minority-owned, and over the years, we’ve grown from a small outfit into a name people trust for quality IT solutions.

We’ve racked up a few accolades, too – like making it to CRN’s 40 Most Innovative MSPs list and teaming up with Microsoft as a Silver Small Business and Cloud Accelerate partner. We’ve also achieved Microsoft’s Tier 1 Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) status, demonstrating our ability to provide expert support and quality solutions that benefit our customers.

We’re even officially recognized by Maryland’s Office of Minority Business Enterprise (MDOT) and attained Washington DC’s Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) status for our commitment to quality and diversity.

In addition, we’re members of both Maryland Nonprofits and Center for Nonprofit Advancement.

But our real win is seeing our clients happy and stress-free about their tech!

We Keep Our Services Simple

Known for our responsiveness, expertise, and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, we’re here to help figure out your cloud strategy, get a handle on your cybersecurity, and ensure your data is backed up and safe.

We know nonprofits are always on the move, and we make sure you can access your work securely from anywhere. Whether through a VPN or remote desktop services, we have the nonprofit IT services to keep you connected to your mission.

There’s no need to hire full-time tech executives and specialists. We’re here, ready to jump in whenever you need us!


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Always very helpful and able to resolve our It issues. Pleasure to work with!

Keeping Costs Down for Nonprofits

We get it; budgets are tight. That’s why we work with you to keep costs manageable, using things like nonprofit discounts for software and our flexible pricing that adjusts with your staff numbers. It’s all about giving you the support you need without breaking the bank.

Why We Love Nonprofits

Nonprofits are personal to us. Our founder, Lawrence Guyot, started his IT career working in the family business, a childcare center that was a 501c3.  He learned firsthand the struggles small nonprofits face with technology and was inspired to start ETTE after college.  We bring that same dedication to all our customers because we love being a part of the good you’re doing in the community and in the world!

That’s ETTE.

Need a hand with your nonprofit’s IT services? We’re always here to talk if you want to know more about making your organization thrive. Let’s Chat!

Our Team

The ETTE team is comprised of highly skilled professionals who work hard every day to ensure that our customers have the best nonprofit IT services and products. We are partners with a number of vendors and consultants who share the same commitment to quality and integrity as we do. Our people are our greatest asset and they’ve made us the industry leaders that we are today. Please get to know our team.

We encourage you to read our latest case studies to see how we have performed with actual clients.

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He founded Empowerment through Technology & Education, Inc. (ETTE) in 2002.


Chief Technology Officer

Responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth, and performance of technical operations.




Wireless Infrastructure


Senior Consultant


IT Support Technician I


IT Support Technician II


IT Support Technician I

Certified Firm

  • 518210 – Data processing, hosting, and related services
  • 541512 – Computer systems design services
  • 541513 – Computer facilities management services
  • 541519 – Other computer-related services (disaster recovery and installation services)
  • 811212 – Computer and office machine repair and maintenance
  • 9189000 – Strategic Technology Planning and Consulting Services
  • 9203100 – Installation of Computers, Peripherals, and Related Equipment (Including Software)
  • 9203700 – Networking Services (Including Installation, Security, and Maintenance )
  • 9840000 – Rental or lease services of computers, data processing, and word processing equipment
  • 9848400 – Servers, Rental, or Lease
  • DUNS #: 114871523
  • Cage #: 3BUV1
  • CBE Certified Firm (LBE,DBE,SBE,DZE)
  • Cert #: LSDZ16497042023
  • MDOT Certified Firm (MBE,DBE,SBE)
  • Cert#: 15-217
  • Maryland CATS+ Named Subcontractor

International Capacities

ETTE is a US-based company with international reach. When people learn that we have an office in Bolivia, the first question is “Why Bolivia?” The answer is pretty clear. Our founder Lawrence’s wife and business partner, Brigida, is from Bolivia. Lawrence and his family decided to relocate to Brigida’s home country for a few years. During their time there, Lawrence came to appreciate Bolivia’s abundance of highly educated engineers looking for a good work environment. Our sister company in Bolivia, Guyot Technology, was born.

Our ownership and management are identical, and we operate as one company. We find that it is a classic win-win situation. Our clients in Bolivia have access to US technology, and our US customers benefit from having bilingual assistance from a talented group of technicians. We like to be transparent and mention our overseas capabilities on our website. For organizations that require only US-based staff, we can meet this requirement through our Washington D.C. team.