May 1, 2013 0
The Vogt Awards in Louisville are accepting applications for their 2013 round! The organizers have been really inspired by LVL1′s emergence in Louisville. This year they’ve refocused the prize back to Henry Vogt Heuser’s original vision: hardware and manufacturing start-ups. LVL1 also has 2 members serving as mentors for the participants.
DEADLINE IS MAY 17th!!
$20k in seed funding Access to cutting edge prototyping and manufacturing tools Mentorship in technology, engineering and business 10-week Course in Manufacturing and Lean Startup Connections with investors, partners, suppliers, and customers Demo Day with chance to win an additional $100k
More information and application form at http://www.vogtawards.com/
Henry Vogt Heuser, who died in 1999, was an exemplary corporate citizen and a gifted inventor and entrepreneur. He was a native of Louisville who spent his entire career working for Henry Vogt Machine Company, including 28 years as its president. Whenever Henry had an idea about how to make something better, quicker, or easier, all he had to do was walk out to the shop floor to assess its viability and commercial potential. The endowment he created to establish this award will allow engineers and entrepreneurs to access the same kinds of resources.
The Vogt Award is intended not only to memorialize Henry’s legacy, but also to inspire more inventors to pursue their goals right here in Louisville.
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