QuickZip, a Colorado company that sells zip-on fitted sheets, was named a finalist of the Capital Championship, a nationwide entrepreneur competition. QuickZip was one of two Colorado companies to make the cut. The bedding business will compete with up to 10 other finalists on June 8-10 in Los Angeles for a chance to win $250,000.
QuickZip has reinvented the fitted sheet to make it comfortable, quick to change, easy to fold and secure on the mattress; revolutionary improvements to a product most use every day. QuickZip is a patented two-piece fitted sheet with a base that stays on the mattress and a sheet that zips off and on in seconds. The company started with crib sheets and now makes sheets for all bed sizes.
“Winning this competition is a game changer for us, as it could allow us to introduce QuickZip to a whole new audience,” said Elizabeth Sopher, founder and CEO of QuickZip. “People love QuickZip sheets, but many don’t know about our product yet. This opportunity is great exposure, and once we have the capital, we can ride the wave!”
Founder Elizabeth Sopher was inspired to invent the zip-on sheet after struggling to change her newborn daughter’s crib sheets. In 2014, Sopher teamed up with Caroline Portis, former CFO of The Boppy Company, to grow the business. Today, QuickZip’s full product line is available on the company’s website and Amazon.com as well as in select retail stores.
“The St. Louis regional event was a great display of entrepreneurial leadership and product innovation,” said David Brey, executive director of Capital Championship. “It’s incredibly satisfying as an organization supporting the entrepreneurial community to see such diversity in our competition. From something as utilitarian as bed sheets to cutting-edge online technologies, we enjoyed all the competitors had to offer and we look forward to seeing QuickZip compete at the national event in Los Angeles.”
Prior to the finals, all regional and online Capital Championship finalists will converge at the RECESS Field Trip event in Los Angeles, where they will have the chance to talk strategy with seasoned business mentors, ask questions of industry giants, and seek additional start-up funds from venture capitalists and investors.
For more information, visit QuickZipSheet.com.
About QuickZip Sheet Company
QuickZip is a Colorado, women-owned company that has a revolutionary take on the traditional fitted sheet. QuickZip is a patented, two-piece fitted sheet with a base that stays on the mattress and a sheet that zips off and off in seconds. The company makes a full line of zip-on sheets for every mattress size including cribs and bunk beds. For more information, visit www.quickzipsheet.com.