I finally got in there today, and they are completely legitimate. I spoke with Lisa Bajorinas. They work with the Kentucky Small Business Development Center. The Vogt awards endowment is jointly managed by the Community Foundation of Louisville and ENTERPRISECORP, which is the enterprise development arm of Greater Louisville Inc. By providing up to $250,000 to award winners each year, the Vogt Awards contribute to the long-term development of regional, development,and product deployment infrastructure. The Vogt Awards assist in creating opportunities for economic growth, thus enhancing the competitive position of the Greater Louisville area economy.
To receive this award you must meet their selection criteria of:
1. A truly innovative concept
2. Technical excellence
3. Economic impact
4. Anticipated social benefits
5. Potential market value
6. Operations to be located in the Greater Louisville Area
7. Ability to commercialize within 2 years
The application deadline is Sept.30th, so you'll have to wait until 2011.
Find more information at www.vogtawards.com
or call 502-625-0133.