Ben Franklin invests $342K in economic development

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Bethlehem, has made $342,378 in regional economic development projects.

Among the recipients of the funds is Skaffl LLC of Allentown, winner of last year's Start Up Weekend at TechVentures. It received $50,000 to help complete the development of Bracket, a new mobile application for use in a classroom setting.

CEWA Technologies of Wyomissing received $75,000. It will use the funds to complete design, construct and test prototypes of its new point-concentrated solar power dish.

Cerora Inc. of Bethlehem received $100,000. It will finalize software and hardware to commercialize a cloud-based, medical grade neuro-diagnostic solution for rapid diagnosis of brain injuries.

GenPor of Reading, an established filter manufacturer, received $8,740 in matching funds to optimize its operating space.

Stacy Wescoe

Stacy Wescoe

Writer and online editor Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with technology and trends, plus what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media. She can be reached at or 610-807-9619, ext. 104. Follow her on Twitter at @morestacy and on Facebook. Circle Stacy Wescoe on .



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