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Startups and small businesses looking to fill more than 200 jobs will participate in the first Ignite Buffalo JobCade, a job fair that will be held 3 p.m to 7 p.m. on March 7 at the 500 Seneca building in Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public. Job seekers will be able to meet face to face with prospective employers, receive advice about their resume and inte…

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Food-focused operations made up nearly half of the grant recipients awarded by Ignite Buffalo judges earlier this month. Ignite Buffalo selected 27 local small businesses to receive a combined $1 million in grants as part of a Facebook-funded program aimed at helping promising operations take their next step. Small startups working on establishing urban farming progr…

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Three small businesses won $100,000 each at the first-ever Ignite Buffalo competition. Seven finalists were invited to make pitches to judges at the Wednesday event, about how the grants would impact their operations. The event was held in conjunction with Facebook Community Boost. The winners of $100,000 grants were Oxford Pennant, Gro-operative and Get Fokus'd …

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43North has announced 27 finalists for the first Ignite Buffalo competition, with $1 million in total prize money from Facebook to be handed out. Seven of those companies will be called to the stage at the finals on Wednesday, to pitch for four $50,000 grants and three $100,000 grants. The other 20 companies will receive $25,000 grants. The event is part of Facebook Com…