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IMPACT Presents: Steven Carse, Founder and CEO, King of Pops

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Wednesday, October 26



Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

800 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
LeCraw Auditorium


IMPACT Presents: Steven Carse, King of Pops


"What We've Learned"

Please join the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship for a talk by Steven Carse, Founder and CEO, King of Pops.

King of Pops popsicles have quickly become an Atlanta staple since the company’s founding in 2010. The popsicles can be found at virtually any local festival, sold out of their signature pushcart and umbrella.  The company was born out of a vision by Steven Carse, founder and CEO. After being laid off from his corporate job as a Product Manager at AIG Agency Auto in 2009, Steven moved onto his brother’s couch and committed all of his energy to one idea - create the best popsicles ever made. Inspired by the Latin American fresh fruit paletas, Steven and his brother Nick created delicious flavors of local and natural handmade pops. Starting with a humble ice cream pushcart, King of Pops is now a local favorite in seven cities throughout the South.

King of Pops business consists of carts, catering, and wholesale. Product can be found in many high-end delis, urban markets, and Whole Foods Market; They also have a window shop at their headquarters in Inman Park, Atlanta. In 2015, they started selling their pops at Turner Field during the Atlanta Braves home games. Most Saturdays however, Steven can still be found at his original corner, selling pops from a cart just like in the old days.

Steven is a graduate from the University of Georgia, and prior to King of Pops, worked at AIG Agency Auto, The Post Register and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Carse will speak at Georgia Tech's IMPACT Speaker Series on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. King of Pop's Popsicles will be available to the first 100 attendees. 

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership." The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni, and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. The lecture series is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

The series is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required.