Several small businesses from the Western New York area were awarded grants of up to $100,00 Wednesday night through the Ignite Buffalo initiative. 

Ignite Buffalo, in partnership with 43 North, utilized the expertise of national and local partners including Facebook, M&T Bank, Quickbooks, Amazon Web Services, and WooCommerce to give a total of $1 million and 12 months of mentorship to 27 local businesses. 


The winning businesses and their award amounts are as follows: 

$100,000 Grant Awardees

  1. Oxford Pennant
  2. Grooperative Inc
  3. Get Fokus’d Productions – people’s choice award

$50,000 Grant Awardees

  1. TopSeedz
  2. Barrel + Brine INC
  3. Buffalo All Star Extreme
  4. Groundwork Market Garden

$25,000 Grant Awardees

  1. Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine
  2. Always Something Farm
  3. Black Monarchy
  4. BreadHive Worker Cooperative
  5. Buffalo Distilling Company
  6. Casa Azul
  7. Crown BFLO
  8. Dani-Fit Inc.
  9. Ellen K Design – The Flower Stand
  10. Executive Sweeps LLC
  11. Jeca Energy Bar Company, LLC
  12. LaMovement Fitness
  13. Mobile Eco Steam llc
  14. Om Nohm Gluten Free
  15. Papercraft Miracles
  16. Revolution Spinning
  17. Rooted Locally, LLC
  18. Spoke & Dagger Co.
  19. The Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC
  20. Whole Nine Wellness