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Coastal Carolina Students Launch Fish Oil Company

Sean Edwards
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

More and more colleges these days are devoting significant resources to encourage student entrepreneurs.   Our next guest and his partner, for example are senior business majors scheduled to graduate in 2018, who plan to devote their careers full time to expanding their fish oil sales and distribution company, that they started while students participating in a college initiative with the country of Iceland.

Mike Switzer interviews Sean Edwards, co-owner and CEO of LYSI, US based in Conway, SC. 

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.