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Steve
02-15-2007, 03:06 PM
One of our forum members David from Lawn Solutions just won $100,000 from the Vogt Awards. WOW! Nice Job!

If you ever have a design idea on how to improve a piece of equipment, you should consider running with it! You never know when you are going to really hit on something!

Vogt Awards given to three local companies (http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/stories/2007/02/12/daily20.html) - Three Louisville companies will receive funding as part of the seventh annual Vogt Invention and Innovation Fund Awards.

The mission of the Vogt Awards is to provide innovators and entrepreneurs with grant money to fund product development and commercialization of their ideas. This year, the total amount awarded was $200,000.

The Vogt Invention and Innovation Fund Awards is managed by the Community Foundation of Louisville and the Enterprise Corp., part of Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce.

Henry Vogt Heuser Sr., former president of Henry Vogt Machine Co. and a philanthropist, created the endowment fund at the Community Foundation prior to his death in November 1999.

The first winner, Lawn Solutions Commercial Products, will receive $100,000. The company has developed a patented power seeder called the Turf Revitalizer, which is about 250 pounds lighter than standard power seeders because it uses fewer parts.

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tiedeman
02-15-2007, 05:58 PM
CONGRATS!! That is cool.

Steve
02-15-2007, 10:31 PM
Yea can you imagine how that must have helped him push forwards! It's pretty amazing.

I do hope it inspires us all to experiment and invent http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif