Jun 25, 2020
EP 44 - Alina Morse:
Alina Morse is a 15-year-old business mogul! She has a multi-million-dollar company called Zollipops. She had an idea when she was seven years old, yes seven, to create a lollipop that was actually good for your teeth instead of bad for your teeth. And sure, enough by the age of nine, she was already on TV and the product was on the shelves, which is amazing. It's now in twenty-five thousand stores. She is a fascinating young girl. She's very mature. I see a lot of myself in her. We talked about how her life has changed. We talk about the dynamics at school now. We talked about the family dynamic because essentially, she employs her parents. So, we talked about a lot of really heavy topics for a 15-year-old. But I wouldn't have gone there if I didn't think she could handle it. Please enjoy the show.
When Alina Morse was seven years old, she went to the bank with her dad and the teller offered her a lollipop. While she really wanted to accept, her parents always told her that candy was terrible for her teeth. So, she asked her dad, “Why can’t we make a lollipop that’s actually good for your teeth?” And in that moment the idea for Zollipops was born! Together, Alina and her dad set off to make delicious lollipop treats that were actually good for teeth. In 2014, the first Zollipops treat hit the shelves: a vegan, natural, smart and yummy candy. Alina became known as the “Lollipop Girl,” a true Kid-trepreneur!