HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — Goodie Nation partnered with Google For Startups to distribute $5 million worth of cash awards to Black led startups in the U.S.
A total of 76 business founders received awards and Chasity Wright from Warner Robins is among those winners.
Wright is the founder of Infiltron Software Suite, which is a cybersecurity system.
She says it caught her by surprise when she found out she was selected to receive an award from the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund.
"That was an amazing day. I ran around the house because it was just great news, you know, unexpected, and just a blessing that kind of fell out of the sky," Wright said.
Wright was awarded $50,000 through the fund. She plans to use the money to continue to grow her business.
"We're going to continue development with our funding. We just completed a competition with the Air Force Research Laboratory around cyber," she said.
Wright is an Air Force veteran, and she has other military people in her family. She says this led her to start Infiltron.
"I have military people that I've served beside that are still in, and I looked at people, like my mom, who are now talking to their devices and people in her age group, even us, we are giving away so much data and information for convenience," she said. "And I wanted to create an omnipresent solution to where people didn't really have to even think about whether they were protected or not."