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Nathon Kong wins CBC Media Pitch at the International Startup Festival

Nathon Kong’s one-minute pitch at the International Startup Festival in Old Montreal won him first place in the CBC Media Pitch Competition.

Kong’s business, Tailor 2 Go, features a van that comes to your office to offer tailored clothes

Nathon Kong won 1st place in the CBC Media tent at the International Startup Fest for pitching his business, Tailor 2 Go. 1:07

Nathon Kong's one-minute pitch at the International Startup Festival in Old Montreal won him first place in the CBC Media Pitch Competition.

His business is called Tailor 2 Go, a service where someone looking for a high-quality tailored suit never even has to leave office to get it.

Kong, a 31-year-old originally from Thailand, says he got the idea for his business when he came to Canada and graduated from university 10 years ago.

He spent six months looking for a white shirt that fit him properly.

"I spent $200 on alterations, and it still didn't fit me properly," Kong said.

He came up with the idea to have a solar-powered van, equipped with a 3D scanner, that comes to the customer's office.

"You step inside the truck you stand there and it takes five seconds — I have 450 measurements of the body, so the precision is really to the next level."

Entrepreneur Nathon Kong, 31, wins at the CBC tent of the Startup Fest for his one-minute pitch for his business Tailor 2 Go. 4:46

The client then chooses the fabric and style they want. The clothes are made in his mother's factory in Bangkok and the garment is delivered in the mail within two weeks.

Shirts range in price from $55 to $125. Suits start at $650.

Kong turned his business idea into a reality — he launched Tailor 2 Go two weeks ago.