In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 10 startups from a group of 120 applicants will be competing for $25,000 in capital. The investment round is offered through the Bucks Building Startup Fund and the launch of the startups is being prepared to take place on August 11 and 12.
After that, the 5 selected candidates will receive $25,000 from Bucks County, and also be supported by the nonprofit Startup Bucks. The county has been actively supporting startups, and supporting local businesses.
Every year, Bucks Built offers $250,000 in two rounds to select startups and each startup receives 12 months of partnership advice, resources and connections from Bucks Built and the Startup Bucks community.
These are the 10 finalists which will be competing for the funding:
Anima: provides a platform for users to create and sell augmented reality objects and art.
CareAlign: the app for clinicians in task and workflow management.
EmpathED: supports educators in using Virtual Reality and multimedia to support students with disabilities.
Fitted: provides laundry, pick-up and delivery services.
Insubiq: is a cough tracking app to prevent asthma attacks.
Portable Diagnostic Systems: is a biotech startup which develops a portable multi-drug testing device.
Pippy Sips: is the creator of a system to help store, cool and monitor breast milk.
TheraV: provides a life support solution for amputees.
TiP: helps connect citizens and elected representatives to demonstrate fairness.
YouBodyCare: provides shower gel products without using water.
This year, nine out of ten applicants met the program’s basic eligibility criteria.
The total number of applications for the upcoming round has increased by more than 50 percent compared to the same round last year.
More than 60 percent of applicants include founders or are active in the county, and nearly a third of applicants have established their own companies. This shows that startup activity is increasing in Bucks County.