Freeman James Kung made it through, with his Company Matoha, to the final group of companies, in the prestigious Pitch@Palace scheme.
Freeman James Kung made it through, with his Company Matoha, to the final group of companies, in the prestigious Pitch@Palace scheme organised and hosted by His Royal Highness the Duke of York.
This enabled James to join a small group of company representatives at St James Palace, to present his company to an assembled group of investors and entrepreneurs.
James said of the event:
Pitch@Palace 11 gave 42 startups from across the UK the opportunity to pitch in front of a wide range of influential business leaders, investors and influencers, and featured talent across all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience. While plaudits must of course go to the team who won the competition, I'm sure all of us present at St James's Palace in London that evening found the event more than rewarding regardless of success. Perhaps the most important role of competitions like Pitch@Palace is to showcase the myriad ways people aim to propel the world forward, from medical inventions that immediately improve the quality of life for our loved ones, to innovative manufacturing techniques that could revolutionise the technology industry in the decades to come.
For me personally, it was nice to see the spark of recognition in the Duke's eyes as I shook his hand and told him I was a Freeman of the Worshipful Company! Thanks must go to my fellow competitors for an eye-opening display of ingenuity and entrepreneurship, and of course to the Duke of York and his team for an inspiring event in a magnificent setting.
We wish James the best of luck with his company
KJS: Jun 2019