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Penn Community Bank provides grants to area startups in partnership with Startup Bucks


Penn Community Bank is continuing its commitment to grow the local economy and support area businesses by providing grants to four innovative startups.

The $5,000 grants are the latest in the continued partnership between Penn Community Bank and Doylestown-based nonprofit Startup Bucks. Recipients of Bucks Built Fund support include:

●ByeByeCry – Developed a unique sound machine designed to soothe babies with colic.

●Liquid Limbs – Designed a waterproof prosthetic shower device for individuals with lower limb loss.

●MentoMind – Created an AI chatbot to help students overcome procrastination and meet deadlines.

●So Fresh So Green Juice Co. – Founded to make drinking healthy juice fun, tasty, and relatable.

In addition to this cohort, Penn Community Bank and Startup Bucks announce their continued partnership in 2023, with an additional $40,000 in grants – up to $10,000 per business – to be awarded this fall. Bucks Built Fund grant recipients will be announced at an expo-style event designed to bring the local startup community together.

“Penn Community Bank is proud to continue this impactful partnership with Startup Bucks to help Philadelphia-area businesses and innovators have the local support they need to grow and succeed. We understand that a thriving local business community means economic success for individuals, families, and the region for years to come, and we’re proud to play our part,” said Bernard Tynes, chief marketing and impact officer.

“Startup Bucks is committed to creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem right here in our community by helping early-stage startups access essential resources, valuable connections, and much-needed capital. We’re proud to have Penn Community Bank as a critical partner in this mission,” said Gwen Stoltz, director of Startup Bucks.

For information on Startup Bucks and the grant application process, visit

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