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US TEAMS NAB TOP RANKINGS IN MAGIC’S 9TH CYBERSECURITY COMPETITION

US TEAMS NAB TOP RANKINGS IN MAGIC’S 9TH CYBERSECURITY COMPETITION

The Capture The Flag (CTF) Event Reached Over 190 Students across the US and Estonia WESTMINSTER, MD - November 10th, 2020 - The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is pleased to announce another successful Capture The Flag (CTF) event that took place this past Saturday, November 7th using their new…

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Introduction to One Million Cups (1MC) Westminster

Introduction to One Million Cups (1MC) Westminster

Are you an entrepreneur who wants to start your own business, or are in the process of starting one? You’ve probably heard of the infamous statistic that about 90% of startups eventually fail and might be feeling discouraged. Don’t fret; we’re here to help you become the 10% that does…

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Westminster Community Brings ‘1 Million Cups’ to Maryland

Westminster Community Brings ‘1 Million Cups’ to Maryland

Launches ‘1MC Westminster’ WESTMINSTER, MD - September 8th, 2020 - 1 Million Cups (1MC), the community-driven weekly entrepreneur support system created by The Kauffman Foundation, is launching in the City of Westminster thanks to efforts by its community members. It will be among 170 other 1MC communities throughout the United…

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Westminster’s Growing Tech Ecosystem: A Selling Point for Maryland Realtors 

Westminster’s Growing Tech Ecosystem: A Selling Point for Maryland Realtors 

Whether you’re:  a commercial realtor that helps new and established businesses find their ideal location, or a residential real estate agent guiding families and individuals in finding the perfect home, ...it’s likely you’re already well-versed in many of the great things Westminster, MD has to offer both existing and potential…

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MAGIC Conjures USDA Grant Funding – Press Release 8/21/2020

MAGIC Conjures USDA Grant Funding – Press Release 8/21/2020

MAGIC CONJURES USDA GRANT FUNDING Funding will support cybersecurity job creation in rural communities.   WESTMINSTER, MD - August 21st, 2020 - The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is pleased to announce that they are recipients of a USDA Rural Business Development Grant. Funds will be used to support MAGIC’s…

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Management Consultant & Entrepreneur Joins MAGIC Board of Directors

Management Consultant & Entrepreneur Joins MAGIC Board of Directors

MAGIC recruits veteran consultant and entrepreneur Jennifer Yang WESTMINSTER, MD - August 4th, 2020 - The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is pleased to announce that veteran management consultant Jennifer Yang has joined their Board of Directors. “Jennifer is the perfect example of a successful professional who has been drawn…

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Tech Tools for Remote Work in 2020

Tech Tools for Remote Work in 2020

Extreme social distancing requirements put into place earlier this year have caused many business owners to make abrupt decisions and changes to the way they operate. Working-from-home for some employees has been provided as an option and a requirement for others. Luckily, there are plenty of tech tools already out…

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MAGIC Spotlight: Dirigible Systems

MAGIC Spotlight: Dirigible Systems

In this MAGIC Spotlight, we talked with Julius Knapp, CEO and Co-Founder of Dirigible Systems.

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What It Takes to Make Silicon Main Street a Reality

What It Takes to Make Silicon Main Street a Reality

Silicon Valley, California is home to some of the most successful and well-known tech companies in the world. By acting as a hub for tech innovation, it's a place where startups can get access to the resources they need to build upon their ideas and be better positioned for success.…

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Healthcare Technology: Is Your Personal Health Data Private?

Healthcare Technology: Is Your Personal Health Data Private?

As healthcare technology evolves and advances, more and more personal health data can be collected. One significant advantage of these improvements in medical tech is that the more our doctors are able to learn about our individual health concerns, the better they can provide effective treatments and solutions for healing.…

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The Demand for Tech Innovation in Healthcare

The Demand for Tech Innovation in Healthcare

One of the things that the widespread effects of COVID-19 have taught the world is that improved methods of healthcare delivery are needed now more than ever before. Mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus has been challenging for both citizens and healthcare workers across the globe, so it’s vital…

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Our Community Response to COVID-19

Our Community Response to COVID-19

I'm still relatively new to Carroll County, and by most local measures I will be for the next 15 years.  But I couldn't be more proud to be living in Carroll County and the City of Westminster (especially working for MAGIC) than I am now during the COVID-19 crisis.  If…

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How to Get Started as a White Hat Hacker

How to Get Started as a White Hat Hacker

If you’ve followed along with our social media posts this month, you probably already know that there are different types of hackers. Some do it for the good, and some do it for the bad. White hat hackers are the ethical kind of hacker, using network penetration tests to help…

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Ways to Support MAGIC

Ways to Support MAGIC

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, MAGIC's primary goal is not to profit, but rather to provide invaluable resources to the public and make a positive impact on our community. More specifically, we create the space for tech innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive. We rely on the support of our friends,…

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