Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Teen Invents Candy Bar to Pay For College

Tucker Fish

Tucker Fish and his college bound bar.

Sweet idea. 13-year-old Tucker Fish has created a candy bar business to save for college and also provide scholarships for others.

“I’m a kid, so I know firsthand about the sweet tooth. Trust me, a candy bar made by a kid will get it right. Only a kid would know what kids really like in a bar,” said Fish.

Fish wanted to pay for his own college tuition and maybe offer a few scholarships to other students. He posted his campaign at Kickstarter and in a bit more than a month, 134 backers pledged $4,733 of his $3,000 goal.

The campaign is called the “College Bound Bar.” The kickstart campaign was to get funding to purchase raw ingredients in bulk, commercial grade equipment, packaging and also to help offset the costs of marketing and creating “a presence online.”

Fish seems to be well on his way. He’s reached his goal and will soon start selling his product to pay for his tuition in a few years. Hopefully he will be able to help a few other people pay for theirs too.

As for his future, Fish says he plans on studying business at Stanford. Hopefully he will already have one successful start up to his name by then.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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