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Alyssa from The A-Lyst talks about her experience with blistabloc

Alyssa from The A-Lyst talks about her experience with blistabloc

"The brainchild of two female entrepreneurs who met during their MBA program at Northeastern University (my alma mater!), blistabloc’s reactive shoe insert, b.bloc™, was created to prevent blisters BEFORE they even occur. The discreet clear plastic strips, which come in a pack of a four, get taped on the interior back of your casual sneaker, heel, boat shoe, or flat in the spot(s) where you are most apt to get irritation. b.bloc’s unique material properties mold to your shoe and react to movement, temperature and pressure, working to reduce the discomfort caused by the friction of your foot and shoe rubbing together."

Read more at: http://www.the-alyst.com/style-spotlight-blistabloc/

It’s weird being the type A entrepreneur.

It’s weird being the type A entrepreneur.

How letting go fuels the power to grow.

When I was 5 years old I was the best cleaner-upper in kindergarten. At 8 years old I had my whole week‘s worth of homework planned out by Monday afternoon. And by age 15 I had a list of goals I wanted to get done before I was 30.

Fast forward 15 years and through the launch of blistabloc, I’ve learned (not easily) that I can’t be in control all of the time, and thats okay. But what I can do is focus on what I can control and how I manage that.

Medium: IDEA- December 2018 Gap Funding: blistabloc

Medium: IDEA- December 2018 Gap Funding: blistabloc

"We’ve all experienced it before: you excitedly put on a brand-new pair of shoes only to realize a few minutes later that they have given you painful blisters. For blistabloc co-founders Katherine Connors and Jacqueline Quill, this presented a massive opportunity to develop a product that could one day serve millions. Connors and Quill met while getting their MBA at Northeastern University — and a classroom project quickly became a full-fledged business. blistabloc’s flagship product b.bloc™, is a clear, adhesive insert that goes into your shoes, and significantly reduces friction, one of the main causes of blisters.

The company has come a long way since its inception. Connors and Quill received a first round of Gap Funding in August 2018, the same month they officially went into business. Today, just over a year after beginning the venture, the co-founders are not only wiser but are knowledgeable about the market they serve. By securing Gap Funding this past December blistabloc will continue to grow product awareness in new markets, secure additional wholesale partnerships with shoe retailers, as well as further solidify their e-commerce business."

Read more here: https://medium.com/nuidea/december-2018-gap-funding-blistabloc-78d1c01c1042