After offering Camden non-profits their services through their Penji Unlimited program, the team realized that in order to change the world, they must keep improving and growing their business. As Philadelphia Magazine’s 2018 Startup To Watch, the startup hasn’t slowed down. Penji has been featured in multiple media outlets including INC., Technical.ly, and Philly Mag, closely covering the startup’s growth in the last two years. The future is bright for the unlimited design startup.
“Non-profits are the ones making the real changes in our city and we wanted to support their mission.” says Khai Tran, CEO of Penji, “Penji was an initiative to help non-profits with graphic design for $1/month. We didn’t expect it to grow into a full-blown business.”
The startup was founded by accident in April 2017 by Khai Tran and Johnathan Grzybowski. In an attempt to help their community digitally in Camden, the duo realized the true impact of their latest endeavor. By starting their business locally, Penji’s business eventually grew substantially over the last two years beyond just their headquarters in Camden, NJ. In the last year alone, the startup has grown significantly, now covering clients as close as Philadelphia to as far as Australia, hitting the 6 major continents in the world.
Penji’s on-demand graphic design platform supports thousands of brands and agencies worldwide. In addition, Penji is known as Philadelphia Magazine’s Startup to Watch in 2018. As a community-conscious business, the start-up provides jobs and opportunities to students in recovering communities.