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Wins Ignite Buffalo People's Choice Award


43 North, a non-profit organization based in Buffalo NY, created a competition called Ignite Buffalo where they awarded a total of $1 million dollars through their startup competition for small businesses.

Out of 477 small businesses Get Fokus’d Productions was selected as one of the 50 to give a two-minute pitch before a panel of 10 judges who asked five minutes of questions about the business and about why we deserved the grant. Following this process, the applicants were narrowed down to 27 which automatically guaranteed $25K! From there Get Fokus’d Productions excelled to one of seven participants guaranteed at least $50K!

“As I stood before an audience of over 300 people, I received the vote for the People’s Choice Award and it’s with great joy that I announce to you that my company, Get Fokus’d Productions was one of three to receive the $100K grant from Ignite Buffalo. “ -Aitina Fareed-Cooke (Creative Director of Get Fokus’d Productions)