Westminster- Hill Development Group LLC has committed $75,000 over three years to the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, Inc. (MAGIC). MAGIC, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, works closely with community partners to provide technology experiences, demonstrate technology innovations, and accelerate technology start-ups. Through these initiatives, MAGIC is growing the community’s technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

“We are grateful to Hill Development Group LLC for their commitment to economic development in our community,” said MAGIC’s Executive Director, Amy Rupp. “These funds will play a vital role in MAGIC’s efforts to make our community a hub of tech innovation and entrepreneurship.”
MAGIC’s experiential learning competitions include an ethical hacking cybersecurity competition called Capture the Flag and a weekend long Hackathon where students design, code, and pitch mobile applications. These events are entry-level opportunities for high school and college students to learn and apply new technology and entrepreneurial skills. The next region wide Capture the Flag event is scheduled for November 4, 2017.
MAGIC is also working with local companies on the MAGIC Smart Home Project. This project is an innovative collaboration that will demonstrate a variety of broadband enabled technologies in a residential setting. The project combines telehealth technologies and in-home monitoring and controls to improve the health of medically fragile adults with intellectual disabilities.
“We’re very happy to be able to support this innovative effort to bring technology and technology education to our community,” said Jennifer Hill Bubczyk.
MAGIC is thankful for the support from the Hill Development Group LLC. Their donation will help MAGIC provide the opportunities necessary to prepare our residents for success as innovators and entrepreneurs.

About the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory
The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is a non-profit economic development organization based in Westminster, MD. MAGIC leverages the gigabit services enabled by the Westminster Fiber Network to create technology experiences, technology innovations, and technology start-ups. For additional information about MAGIC, contact Amy Rupp, 443-759-0480, arupp@magicinc.org. Learn more about MAGIC at https://www.magicinc.org/.