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Willy Wonka’s Got Some Pint-Size Competition

Sushi for dessert. 

While most seven-year-olds are riding bikes, Miles Louison was starting his own company: Sushimee. The Denverite found a recipe for candy sushi in a Rachael Ray cookbook and loved the idea so much that he used it as his business model. Now 11, Louison distributes his bento boxes, suidishi (Rice Krispies treat and Swedish Fish), and gumi furuti (gummy worms, Twizzlers, and Fruit Roll-Ups) to Sugarlicious and Enstrom Candies. He won the Young Americans’ Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs award in 2011, and this year he presented his business on Nickelodeon’s Figure It Out game show. This young innovator is one to keep your eye on.

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