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High school classmates launch ZzzSock

Kyle Blatt and Jeff Blethen launched their ZzzSock idea while high school classmates in a suburban community outside of Chicago. The young men embarked upon their journey as members of the local Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA). The ZzzSock took first place in the Chamber’s “Shark Tank” style business competition advancing them to the Saunders Scholars Bright Ideas Business Competition in Rochester, New York. ZzzSock’s updated business plan was subsequently submitted to the University of South Carolina’s Proving Ground Business Competition where the ZzzSock idea won the Fluor Innovation Award. Kyle and Jeff subsequently pitched their idea to Fritz Winans, a 20-year veteran in the textile industry. Partnering as a co-owner of the newly formed company, Mr. Winans helped the founders bring the ZzzSock from concept to reality with product development and sourcing decisions.

 
Kyle Blatt, Co-founder  Kyle developed ZzzSock because he loves a great night's sleep and hates making his bed.

Kyle Blatt, Co-founder
Kyle developed ZzzSock because he loves a great night's sleep and hates making his bed.

Jeffrey Blethen, Co-founder  Jeff doesn't sleep much, but when he does he wants his comforter to stay on the bed. ZzzSock stays in place no matter how much he moves around.

Jeffrey Blethen, Co-founder
Jeff doesn't sleep much, but when he does he wants his comforter to stay on the bed. ZzzSock stays in place no matter how much he moves around.

Fritz Winans, Partner  Fritz thinks ZzzSock is a great bedding product for college dorms. "Where was ZzzSock when I was in school?"

Fritz Winans, Partner
Fritz thinks ZzzSock is a great bedding product for college dorms. "Where was ZzzSock when I was in school?"