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Lawn Buddy wins $17,000 prize package at first ever Get Started Wichita

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Around 200 attendees from Wichita’s entrepreneurial community gather at the Wichita Boathouse on Thursday night. Photo by Jacob Wayman.

Wichita based startup Lawn Buddy won a $17,000 prize package last night at the first Get Started Wichita, a pitch event sponsored by Cox Business.

Lawn Buddy is working on a mobile app that offers on-demand, year round lawn care services. The company’s founder Steve Werner plans to launch the app this winter, according to the Wichita Business Journal.

The prize includes $5,000 cash as well as other business services valued at a total of $17,000. Pitches were evaluated by a panel of five judges, which included John Dascher of the e2e Accelerator.

The company beat out four other teams in the competition, including Filimin.

Earlier this year Lawn Buddy won second place at the Shocker New Venture business plan competition put on by Wichita State University.