Nine firms get a total of $2.3M from Ben Franklin program

Nine small businesses will get funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

They include firms involved in the medical, energy efficiency and information technology fields.

Here's a list, ranked by size of investment, and some links:

  1. Green Badge Holdings L.L.C., of King of Prussia, will get $500,000.
  2. Viridity Energy Inc. , of Conshohocken, will get $350,000.
  3. Leversense L.L.C., of Newtown Square, will get $300,000.
  4. Essential Medical L.L.C., of Wayne, will get $250,000.
  5. Green Power Technologies L.L.C., of King of Prussia, will get $250,000.
  6. Qlida Diagnostics, of Philadelphia, will get $250,000.
  7. WizeHive, of Bryn Mawr, will get $250,000.
  8. Vita Products Inc., of Philadelphia, will get $125,000.
  9. Neat Co., of Philadelphia, will get $60,000.

Neat, a maker of scanners to digitize paper receipts, has previously received a total of $687,500 from the state-funded Ben Franklin program.

The only other company to get Ben Franklin funding previously was medical-device maker Leversense, which received $200,000.