Vogt Awards Alumni
“The Vogt Awards was incredibly fun and valuable! I am grateful for its mentorship and programming that helped us grow the business and for connecting us with folks who have become dear friends. It’s an incredible opportunity for Louisville startup founders.”
MATT LANGAN | FOUNDER & CEO | STUCCCO
Meet the 2023 Vogt Awards Recipients
Pictured front row left to right: Terri Lykins, My Food My Choice; Chris Matthews, Gamerabble; Cecile Matthews, Gamerabble
Pictured back row left to right: Jeff Cummins, Immersive Hearing Technologies; Matthew Neal PhD, Immersive Hearing Technologies; Stevens Bonhomme, Feedcoyote; Dan Ross-Li, Affinna; Eddie Fieldhouse, The Kentucky Hug; David Galownia, The Kentucky Hug
2023 Vogt Awards Recipients
Feedcoyote is a business network platform that connects, collaborates, and manages short-term gigs, all in one place.
Immersive Hearing Technologies is an immersive, three-dimensional user experience in a virtual world for a hearing aid demonstration tool that improves patient outcomes and sells more hearing aids.
My Food My Choice is a digital platform that empowers people with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) to plan and choose healthier food options.
2022 Vogt Awards Recipients
Arrow Health provides a defined contribution (fixed budget) insurance product that allows small businesses to provide their employees' health insurance at a fraction of the cost of a traditional group health insurance plan.
LimitLess developed a tech-based logistics company providing delivery services for small businesses enabling their growth through new markets, new customers and increased profits.
Melanated Healthcare provides a multidisciplinary, digital health platform that connects Black and people of color to culturally congruent health professionals.
TitleWise created a powerful, web-based tool for creating digital reports and databases specifically designed for real estate title abstractors.
2021 Vogt Awards Recipients
Black UX Labs connects Black and Brown User Experience (UX) practitioners to hiring managers through a fun and innovative professional development platform.
Gluconfidence improves outcomes and reduces the daily burden for insulin-taking people with diabetes through a combination of real-time data driven guidance and automated glucose delivery.
Legal Gantt provides law firms with a client portal to facilitate communication, case status and progress with their clients.
Symba empowers real estate agents with a mobile-first CRM to grow and manage their business with clients. Founders:
Timeout Software is developing a mobile app that uses AI and gamification to improve athlete mental health with personal recommendations and therapy-based exercises.
Yornest is developing a group messaging platform that brings the fun of social media functions into group chats.
2020 Vogt Award Recipients
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.
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.
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.
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.
RxLightning is a health tech company that simplifies and automates the specialty medication enrollment process for medical offices through a single comprehensive, user-friendly platform.
2019 Vogt Award Recipients
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.
TackleHack is an open-sourced, e-commerce marketplace dedicated to small batch and custom outdoor gear.
2018 Vogt Award Recipients
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.
sport.io is a registration and analytics platform for amateur sporting events enabling athletes to integrate their fitness data and provides organizers with tools and insight.
2017 Vogt Award Recipients
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.
RMC Solutions manufactures and sells the RMC Cyclone, an automated daily washout system for ready mix cement mixer trucks and central mixer drums.
2016 Vogt Award Recipients
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 Recipients
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 Recipients
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 Recipients
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 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.
2009-10 Vogt Award Recipients
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 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.
2000 - 2006 Vogt Award Recipients
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.