ROCKFORD — Tracie Burress came up with a solution for the age-old problem of mismatched socks.
Burress, of Rockford, was one of 12 finalists in the FastPitch business idea competition held last week at the UIC College of Medicine in Rockford, and her SockTABs product was the winner. The SockTABs clip socks together as they go through the washing machine.
The competition, which is similar to the hit TV show Shark Tank, has budding entrepreneurs try to sell their business idea to a panel of judges. The competition was held June 18 and was made possible by EIGERlab, Rock Valley College, Rockford Area Economic Development Council and Stateline Angels.
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