"The Vogt Awards help these early stage businesses pool the right talent to accomplish the things that need to be accomplished in order to move that company through the process and down the road far enough so that other funders can get involved."


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Since the year 2000, 96 locally-owned businesses have received over $3.7 Million in non-dilutive grants. These investments led to over $156M in follow-on local investment plus hundreds of millions in revenue.

2012 Vogt Award Recipients

Ikotech is a bio-technology business specializing in novel, high-speed magnetic cell sorting systems for use in life science applications.

2011 Vogt Awards Recipients

Psyche has designed a butterfly-shaped pillow to help the sleep apnea patient get a good night’s sleep.

2007 Vogt Award Recipients

GreenerWay created an advanced energy monitoring and control device allowing home and business owners to better manage their energy consumption and lower utility bills.

Lawn Solutions Commercial Products developed a user-friendly power seeder, called Turf Revitalizer, weighing 200 pounds less than standard power seeders.

MobileFit uses MP3 technology with voice instruction to coach health club members through individual routines.

Touchless Care Concepts developed Rash Relief, a spray-on ointment to treat rashes associated with incontinence -- the lack of voluntary control of excretory functions.

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For more information about the Vogt Awards contact:

Lisa Bajorinas
Lisa Bajorinas
Vogt Awards Program Director
(502) 836-0735
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Mary Grissom
Mary Grissom
Director, Community Investment
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