Quikiks has developed a shoe that allows a hinged heel portion, when struck against the floor, to widen, allowing the wearer to simply step out of the shoe. To get in, the wearer slips his foot into the enlarged entry way and as he steps down, the heel portion snaps closed and secures with a magnetic locking mechanism, which the company has trademarked "Step-in-Go™." The Step-in-Go™ mechanism keeps the shoe fastened for normal wear in any context from regular ambulation to running and jumping. Unlike slippers, flip-flops, or clog-like shoes, shoes with Step-in-Go™ technology will not slip off the feet, plus they provide the wearer with the medically-necessary heel and ankle support required for orthopedic footwear. And because the shoe's lining is made with an anti-microbial material, wearers can use the shoes without socks. In addition, the insole in a Quikiks shoe can easily be replaced with a custom orthotic.
"In the life sciences space we're used to seeing high-tech approaches designed to address complicated medical needs -- but sometimes simple solutions to straightforward problems make for the best product ideas," said 1st Pitch panelist
"It was extremely informative to participate in this event, as it not only helped me anticipate some of the questions I might encounter when seeking out funding, but it also presented the unique opportunity to learn from fellow presenters and the critiques they received," said
Quikiks anticipates that there is a significant market for the shoes, including people with many different types of physical and cognitive challenges that prevent them from being able to bend over to put on or tie their shoes.
"Quikiks clearly and succinctly presented the market need and the company's business strategy in a way that the audience could easily relate to, believe and understand. Founder
At a 1st Pitch event (www.1stpitchlifescience.com), early stage life sciences and healthcare companies make a 15-minute presentation to a panel of experienced life science investors and consultants, followed by a 15-minute audience Q&A. However, where actual investors would then ask the presenting company to leave the room during their subsequent discussion, presenting companies at 1st Pitch are invited to hear the panel constructively critique the company's presentation, business model and perceived viability in the market.
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