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What Can You Expect From MAGIC’s 2021 Hackathon?

What Can You Expect From MAGIC’s 2021 Hackathon?

The time has come for MAGIC’s annual hackathon! From Wednesday, March 24 through Sunday, March 28th, we’re bringing you the same high-quality, educational event as previous years but with a few alterations. Here is what you can expect from MAGIC’s 2021 Hackathon. Virtual Format In consideration of social distancing, MAGIC…

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The MAGIC Autonomous Corridor Project

The MAGIC Autonomous Corridor Project

The goal of MAGIC’s Autonomous Corridor Project is to increase connectivity in the Westminster community by attracting new businesses and innovators, as well as creating careers and research opportunities, to its virtual twin infrastructure built upon the City of Westminster’s investment in municipal gigabit fiber. The project aims to also…

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THE MAGIC HEALTHY SMART HOME PROJECT OPENS NEW HOME IN WESTMINSTER

THE MAGIC HEALTHY SMART HOME PROJECT OPENS NEW HOME IN WESTMINSTER

WESTMINSTER, MD – December 30th, 2020 – The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) Healthy Smart Home Project is taking their project into another home in Westminster at the end of this year. This is MAGIC’s third Healthy Smart Home since its involvement in the project in 2017. This third home…

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MAGIC is Now Part of The Maryland Connected and Automated Vehicle Working Group

MAGIC is Now Part of The Maryland Connected and Automated Vehicle Working Group

We have some big news: in recognition of our efforts to develop an autonomous corridor in Westminster, Maryland, MAGIC has been invited to be part of the Maryland Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Working Group. Our participation is one of the many ways we are paving the way for new…

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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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Get Ready for Business Risks 2020

Get Ready for Business Risks 2020

Are you an entrepreneur or working professional who relies on the internet to conduct business? These days, it’s hard to find any industry that doesn’t rely on the internet at some capacity to operate their business. Did you know that when you’re using the internet to conduct business, you’re at…

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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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