Chris Hughes won the 2015 runner-up prize for KickStart and the 2016 runner-up prize for Converge Challenge with Estendio, a technology company aiming to help everyone to deliver the perfect pitch.

The company’s first product ‘PresentPal’ is a presentation support software which guides users through their presentation with interactive flashcards, pop-up bubbles and colour overlays on their smartphone or tablet. It is also fully compatible with Microsoft Powerpoint so presenters can access their notes and control their slides at the same time.

Chris, who suffers with dyslexia, founded Estendio after becoming increasingly frustrated during presentation work while studying for his Business degree at the University of Strathclyde. Although he would spend hours preparing beforehand, when it came to presenting his work he would struggle to deliver the content and to read his notes.