QuickZip sheets have two pieces: a base and a top piece that zips on and off. 

(Courtesy QuickZip)

For anyone who has ever struggled to put a fitted sheet on a bed, one Denver entrepreneur thinks she has the solution: fitted sheets that zip.  

Back when her kids were little, Elizabeth Sopher had an "Aha" moment while she was wrestling to get a fitted sheet on a crib mattress.  Sopher determined it would be much easier if fitted sheets came in two pieces: one for a base that stays on the mattress and another for a top layer that zips on and off. 

Sopher experimented with different prototypes, came up with a design she liked, and eventually founded the company QuickZip. Earlier this summer, QuickZip won this year's Capital Championship, a nationwide competition for entrepreneurs. 

Sopher speaks with Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel.