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Urban chicken feeder system concept winner of UL business pitch competition | Business

Kurstin Laceky, a senior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, won $3,000 as the top winner at the Moody Pitch Competition recently.

Laceky won for her business idea of Waterhem’s, a patent-pending, all-in-one portable urban chicken feeder system, in the competition put on by the Moody College of Business and the BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program, which provides services to innovative startups and works to stimulate entrepreneurship opportunities in north Louisiana.

Students first participated in a speed consulting and business development workshop online last month and then submitted pitch presentations for evaluation to determine the five finalists.

“The Moody Pitch Competition has helped me take this project further than I ever thought I would,” Laceky said. “I’m excited to connect with people and share my passion for agriculture with those who have a similar passion.”

Shelby Stewart, an MBA candidate, won second place and a cash prize of $1,000 for

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