"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."
GALEN POWERS | CEO | ADAPTIVENDO
Since the year 2000, 90 locally-owned businesses have received over $3.5 Million in non-dilutive grants. These investments led to over $150M in follow-on local investment plus hundreds of millions in revenue.
2020 Vogt Award Winners
BrainSTEM University is an EdTech startup that provides a virtual learning environment for students to access STEAM education through instructor-led courses and labs in computer science, engineering, robotics, and digital media. Founder: Ricky Mason
Kare Mobile is a comprehensive dental services provider that brings treatments to patients through their unique compact mobile dental units, using a licensed model, and increases access to those with fewer options to obtain oral health care. Founders: Kwane Watson
Level Up is a modern education company helping women gain skills and confidence through in-person and live online classes as well as a mobile platform delivering personalized burst-style learning. Founders: Natalia Bishop and Hannah Estes
Moxie Girl improves the mental health of teen girls through an online goal-setting app, virtual near-peer mentors and a dashboard for pediatricians about their female patients. Founders: Lydia Henshaw and Heather Moster
2019 Vogt Award Winners
Borderless is a fintech company giving merchants a cheaper, faster and safer alternative to credit cards.
Forecastr is a platform that constructs a custom forecasting model for budgeting, cash flow management and raising capital.
Raise the Bar Management is a cloud-based learning management system designed to optimize hospitality training and staff performance.
2018 Vogt Award Winners
Agent Ally offers tools for health insurance agents, who sell Medicare plans, that save time and create personalized recommendations tailored to their clients’ unique needs.
Dry Baby is a manufacturer of liquid and stain repellent, 100% cotton baby apparel keeping children dry, comfortable and clean all day.
Enriched Couples is an app guiding young couples through must-have conversations about money to develop financial teamwork based on personal values.
Pascal Tags manufactures a battery-free inventory tag, telling companies truly what is in their inventory and where it is located.
2017 Vogt Award Winners
CASPER Security helps cities monitor abandoned properties for trespassers and fires providing safer neighborhoods.
HeXalayer is an advanced material R&D and manufacturing startup developing a new type of Graphene material that improves Lithium-ion battery capacity by 400-600%.
LoKator was founded by MLB pitcher Steve Stemle to measure pitch quality through state-of-the-art vision algorithms, an app and a proprietary cloud database.
Meta is a construction-technology firm giving control to the heavy highway industry with an innovative virtual fleet management and dispatch software solution, BlackTop.
2016 Vogt Award Winners
Breath Diagnostics has developed a technology to detect lung cancer by analyzing a patient’s breath for four cancer specific markers, called OneBreath
Collabra is a suite of EdTech tools helping arts instructors and their students save time, ensure accountability, exchange feedback, accelerate progress and quantify results.
Curio Learning is an EdTech company delivering technologies for teachers to discover, curate and collaborate on ideas and strategies that make an impact on their students.
G3 Tri-Tech delivers products for dedicated triathletes to help them obtain a competitive edge in swimming, cycling and running with first product launch, called Infinite Swim.
2015 Vogt Award Winners
Hue Innovations is developing Micolor, a machine that includes a scanner, nail polish shaker and ink to customize any non-toxic regular and gel nail polish color on demand.
Inscope Medical is a med device company manufacturing OneScope, a wireless-enabled laryngoscope, that optimizes intubation, improving this high-risk procedure’s efficiency, speed and safety.
Stinger Equipment is designing the DL-22, a concrete table saw with its own engine and dust collection allowing users to cut concrete blocks without silica dust inhalation.
Sunstrand supplies biomaterials for polymer composite reinforcement and filler.
TriBlue developed a gas sweetening unit that makes processing sour gas more economical and allows for the improved quality of the byproducts.
2014 Vogt Award Winners
FreshFry is a restaurant oil management company that eliminates 20% of annual oil costs by remediating and monitoring the quality of fryer oil in restaurants.
GearBrake is a telematics hardware platform that uses connected devices to make power sports safer and more secure.
2013 Vogt Award Winners
Babylocity develops products for babies that also help to serve on-the-go mothers launching their first product, Mix & Go, that is a multi-compartment, baby-feeding bottle.
Liberate Medical is a med device company developing SecondBreath, a wearable, assistive device designed to enhance breathing in patients with COPD.
ModBox is a manufacturer of modular style jobsite storage boxes.
2012 Vogt Award Winners
Ikotech is a bio-technology business specializing in novel, high-speed magnetic cell sorting systems for use in life science applications.
2011 Vogt Awards Winners
Psyche has designed a butterfly-shaped pillow to help the sleep apnea patient get a good night’s sleep.
2009-10 Vogt Award Winners
BFW is a manufacturer and marketer of high-intensity surgical illuminators and a headlight/video camera system.
INVEN developed the INTELLIDONTIC endodontic file to improve the efficiency and lower risk for root canal procedures.
necoPlastics manufactures a 100% recycled plastic resin from unsorted mixed plastics that currently have little or no value and are being disposed of in landfills.
2007 Vogt Award Winners
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.
2000 - 2006 Vogt Award Winners
Two Dimensional Instruments manufacture an electronic instrument, the data-viewer, to protect against equipment failures, comply with government regulations and reduce cost.
Neuronetrix is a biotech company producing a noninvasive dyslexia screening system for widespread use in newborns.
Sentinel developed a system to intercept febrile seizures in toddlers using an alarm system when the temperature pattern indicates the conditions of a febrile seizure.
Simpak International manufactures and produces SimPads, a packaging product made of peanuts that are vacuum packed within an engineered plastic film.