Each company selected by Vogt receives $20,000 in seed funding. This money is non-dilutive, meaning we take no equity. The $20,000 is designed to get you through the program and maximize the value of the connections we put in place.
Vogt founders can create their first working prototypes via access to world-class resources at the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering. This includes advanced software, additive manufacture & 3D rapid prototyping, micro/nano technology and more.
Learn from the best as highly-qualified mentors provide technical and manufacturing advice to guide your development. Business leaders teach everything you need to know for successful business growth including the principles of The Lean Startup, manufacturing best practices, finance, patent law, and more.
Upon completion of the program, companies pitch their products at Vogt Demo Day. There, they will have a chance to win an additional award up to $100,000 and meet with interested investors who can help take your business to the next level.