Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania has announced the selection of three startup companies for the inaugural class of the Project Liberty Digital Incubator.

CloudMine, ElectNext and SnipSnap were selected from the group of companies that responded to a September call for applications.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania has announced the inaugural class of companies for the Project Liberty Digital Incubator.

The Project Liberty Digital Incubator is an effort of the Philadelphia Media Network, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, BFTP/SEP, Dreamit Ventures and Drexel University. It is designed to stimulate the establishment and growth of digital media startup companies in the Philadelphia region.

Operated by BFTP, the incubator will be hosted in the headquarters of PMN – the parent company of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia SportsWeek and Philly.com.

“The Project Liberty Digital Incubator is a tremendously innovative way to stimulate new digital media enterprise formation,” BFTP president and CEO RoseAnn B. Rosenthal said. “Ben Franklin is happy to work with these young, talented, entrepreneurs who are bringing new energy to our community.”

CloudMine’s platform allows mobile app developers to concentrate on building their core products, rather than being distracted by expensive, repetitive server-side tasks.

ElectNext is designed to be an “eHarmony for elections,” allowing voters to cast informed votes in every election, all the way down the ballot.

SnipSnap is the first mobile application to let consumers save, scan, share and redeem printed coupons on their smartphones.