Tech startup: KONG selected by UKTI to represent best of British at SxSW

KONG, based in Hampshire, was recently selected by the UK Trade & Investment department (UKTI) to be a UK Tech Ambassador, representing the best of British creativity and innovation, at the famous South by South West (SxSW) conference in Texas, USA
SOUTHAMPTON, U.K. - March 23, 2016 - PRLog -- KONG empowers anyone to sell online, for free. It's the only way to get a truly professional online store, with no restrictions and with no setup, subscription or transaction fees for using the service.

Despite starting as a music and film festival, over recent years SxSW has also become a hotbed for launching innovative new tech products and services, attracting 65,000 visitors and some of the best speakers from all over the world.

Neil Crookes, Tech Director at Kong, said "being selected as a UK Tech Ambassador is a huge honour and recognition of what a great platform we have built. We hope this opportunity helps to spread awareness of our new platform, so we can support more British businesses and the UK economy. Everyone we spoke to loved our platform, and we made some really valuable connections with potential partners, investors and customers."

Kong's unique freemium service is made possible by selling advanced themes/designs and features for when a business grows to need them. They've just launched their own Payment Gateway with the UK's lowest card rates, and also offer store owners great value ways to ship their orders to customers.

Since launching in August 2015, over 4,300 businesses, from over 100 countries have signed up. Their vision is to be the UK's and then the world's got to tool for creating and growing an online store. If you want to start selling online, sign up for free at

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