Mask Sealz

Company: STICKFX LLC

Location: Portland

Entrepreneur

Company/organization description

Leigh and Kim are the co-founders of a Connecticut-based company called STICKFX, that designs & manufactures the world’s first & only self-adhering, reusable, silicone mask for the Halloween and entertainment industry. In March 2020, in response to the global COVID-19-driven mask shortage they designed a range of innovative face masks & silicone accessories under the Masksealz brand.

Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished?

Masksealz was launched response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the PPE shortage, to improve the fit & function of face masks.We leveraged our proprietary silicone technology and knowledge of various manufacturing technologies to design, test & manufacture and bring our innovative self-adhering face masks & silicone cushions to market in less than 3 months. We launched 3 innovative products, Masksealz, Masksealz Lite & Sealz Tape.

What type of entrepreneur are you?

Scalable Venture - regional, national, or global business focus

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?

The WBDC has provided consistent support to our business with their programs and initiatives.

Nominator Justification

Leigh and her partner shifted from making StickFx masks for Halloween to Covid masks for frontline workers and the general public using a patented technology for reusable silicone masks that are environmentally conscious. They are a CT and female owned company.

Venture

Company/organization description

Masksealz was launched response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the PPE shortage, to improve the fit & function of face masks. Founders, Leigh & Kim, applied their innovative silicone technology which has potential applications across many industries, including entertainment, medical & military, to create innovative mask products. Our ability to rapidly design, prototype & manufacture allowed us to deploy quickly, test market response & iterate as required.

Tell us about the milestones your venture accomplished in 2020

By pivoting to Masksealz during this time of global uncertainty, we were able to create new revenue streams for our new business, provide continued employment for our staff as well as creating opportunities for other businesses and local seamstresses, while rapidly launching 3 innovative products that met a need in the market.

Does your venture generate revenue or are you pre-revenue?

We HAVE generated revenue

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?

The WBDC has provided consistent support to our business with their programs and initiatives.

Nominator Justification

Leigh and her partner shifted from making StickFx masks for Halloween to Covid masks for frontline workers and the general public using a patented technology for reusable silicone masks that are environmentally conscious. They are a CT and female owned company.

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