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The Vogt Awards

Business Plan Competition · 27 Members · Louisville, KY, US

About this Program

The Community Foundation of Louisville brings together donors, nonprofits, businesses and civic partners to transform our community through charitable giving.

Our Investment Focus

The Vogt Awards accelerator program is made possible through the Community Foundation of Louisville’s Vogt Invention and Innovation Fund.  The Fund's purpose is to recognize excellence in product innovation and provide entrepreneurs with $25,000 non-dilutive, grant funding for the product development and commercialization of their ideas.  Since its inception in 2000, the Vogt Awards have provided nearly $3.5 million in funding to 90 early stage companies in the Louisville region. 

The Fund was established by Mr. Henry Vogt Heuser Sr., former president of Henry Vogt Machine Company.  Early stage companies 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 benefit for the Greater Louisville area. 

For more information about the Vogt Awards, including previous winners, please visit www.VogtAwards.com

Preferred Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Business Products
  • Business Services
  • Chemicals and Chemical Products
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Digital Marketing
  • Education
  • Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Fintech
  • Food and Beverage
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial/Energy
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Mobile
  • Oil and Gas
  • Robotics
  • Security
  • Software
  • Telecommunications

Preferred Locations

  • Louisville, KY, US

Preferred Financials

  • Capital Seeking
  • - $25,000
  • Valuation
  • -