Morningside student wins national start-up competition
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
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.