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Nick Carse
Nick Carse

Nick Carse

King of Pops

Atlanta, GA USA

"Let go of as much ‘stuff’ as you can...Trust your gut, make a decision, and move on when the time is right."

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Nick's work combines: Business, Food, and Learning / Being Challenged

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Day In The Life


I am the co-creator behind King of Pops, crafting popsicles inspired by flavors of the South.

My Day to Day

Meetings with employees, product development, business development meetings, operational meetings, vendor vetting, etc.

Skills & Education

Advice for getting started

Keep pushing forward, use it as a challenge.

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Management Information Systems, General

    University of Georgia

  • Doctorate


    Georgia State University

Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    Got his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, where he majored in information systems.

  • 2.

    After graduating, he worked for AIG analyzing risk data and correlations to create insurance rates.

  • 3.

    Inspired by friends in the technology and entertainment industries who had trouble navigating complicated trademark and copyright laws, he decided to pursue his law degree.

  • 4.

    Unfortunately, when he graduated from law school in 2008, it was right in the middle of the economic crisis, and he struggled to find a job in the area of law he was interested in.

  • 5.

    He ended up spending two years working as a prosecutor working on misdemeanor cases—he credits this experience with making him comfortable and confident in speaking to people.

  • 6.

    On a trip through Central America with his brothers, they fell in love with the paletas—popsicle carts—and thought it would be great to have one of their own.

  • 7.

    Shortly thereafter, one of his brothers lost his job due to the Great Recession, so he decided to quit law and help him start up a popsicle cart business.

  • 8.

    They now manufacture popsicles inspired by the flavors of the South, exclusively using fresh ingredients sourced from sustainable growers—some even from their own farm!

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Friends:

    Popsicles will never be a real business.

  • How I responded:

    Keep pushing forward, use it as a challenge.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • When I graduated with my law degree, it was right in the middle of the economic recession so it was hard to find a job. I'm also still paying off student loans from law school. Starting a business is also very financially risky.