Jamie to pitch his skiing app to Sir Richard Branson

3:47pm Friday 9th May 2014

An entrepreneur will pitch his revolutionary skiing app to Sir Richard Branson after winning a place in the final of a national competition.

Jamie Grant, 28, from Langham, is one of six finalists in Virgin Media’s Pitch to Rich competition.

The former Colchester Royal Grammar School pupil created Lines, a snowsports application that uses smartphone sensors to track skiiers on the slopes.

On Tuesday, Jamie will travel to the Branson family home in Oxfordshire to pitch to a panel of entrepreneurs, including Sir Richard and Nick Jenkins, founder of greeting card website Moonpig.

He has been chosen from more than 400 applicants for a chance to win £5,000 to further his business.

Jamie said: “Having the opportunity to pitch our company to Sir Richard Branson is a real honour - and it’ll be a great chance to get feedback from industry professionals.

“I’m looking forward to meeting him and even if we don’t win, it will be great to meet lots of cool people.”

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