Nick's Open Road

NICK CARSE

Co-Founder
King of Pops

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

INTERESTS:

Business Food

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Exploration Transitions Community Opportunity Support & Encouragement Fulfillment Doubt Values Passion

FOUNDATION:

Learning / Being Challenged

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Got his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, where he majored in information systems.
  • After graduating, he worked for AIG analyzing risk data and correlations to create insurance rates.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

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