1 Million Cups Coming to Westminster

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a non-profit organization founded around the idea that entrepreneurs “discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee”. Begun in 2012 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 1MC has helped entrepreneurs to find the resources they need to thrive. And it’s coming to Westminster. Julius Knapp III, Dirigible’s CEO and Co-founder, has partnered with other talented and passionate community members to help organize Westminster’s (and Maryland’s) own 1MC community. Please find the announcement below. Julius Knapp III will be speaking about Dirigible at the first meeting on October 28th. Be sure to also follow the community for future updates regarding about new entrepreneurs in the area.

The 2020 Carroll Biz Challenge

See us take on the Carroll Biz Challenge. From a field of 29, only 5 were selected as finalists. These are some of the best up-and-coming businesses in Carroll County and we were honored to be among them. We are presentation number 4. SPOILER ALERT: Willet Family Farm wins the competition and Covalent Spirits wins the people’s choice award. Please enjoy our presentation though and let us know your thoughts.

MAGIC Spotlight: Dirigible Systems

MAGIC, the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, featured Dirigible Systems in their Spotlight series. Located in Westminster, MD, MAGIC has been an invaluable resource helping to connect local entrepreanures. Watch our CEO and Co-founder, Julius Knapp III, talk about fog computing and starting a business in Westminster. Have you started your own business in or around Westminster? Tell us about your experience.