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Morningside student wins national start-up competition


A Morningside business student was recognized this week after winning a national prize in Chicago.

Junior Josh Doering won a $5,000 prize at the Founders U.Pitch competition Monday night with his agriculture tech start-up "seedslide."

He was one of 24 college students from around the country to compete after being selected for his YouTube entry.

Doering presented his start-up to Shark Tank cast member Daymond John.

"While the $5,000 is nice," said Doering. "I think that's one of the lower things I actually took away from this experience. The networks, the connections I made there was really, really nice of just people who want to help me succeed."

The seedslide is a device to increase safety and efficiency on the farm. 

It's put into the gate of a seed box.

When you lift it up over the seed tender or wagon, you use a remote to open it so the seeds fall into the wagon.

The start-up began in April 2015.

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