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The Vogt Awards

Business Plan Competition · 20 Members · Louisville, KY, US

Our Investment Focus

The Vogt Invention and Innovation Awards is a partnership between the Community Foundation of Louisville and the Greater Louisville Inc.’s EnterpriseCorp.  It is intended to recognize excellence in product innovation and provide entrepreneurs with non-dilutive, grant money to fund the product development and commercialization of their ideas.  Since its inception in 2001, the Vogt Awards have invested nearly $2.5 million in funding to almost 50 early stage companies. 


The award is made possible by an endowment from Henry Vogt Heuser Sr., former president of Henry Vogt Machine Company. Recipients are selected based upon their concept’s merits of innovation, technical excellence, strategic business planning, competitive positioning, potential market value, time to market, and anticipated social/economic benefits for the Greater Louisville area. For more details on criteria visit www.vogtawards.com/criteria/.


For more information on the Vogt Invention and Innovation Awards, including previous winners, please visit www.VogtAwards.com

Preferred Locations

  • Louisville, KY, US