Take one of your state’s top crops, stick a wick in it, and set it on fire. Learn how two inventors put a new spin on one of world’s oldest technologies — candles.
What they do:
Produce scented candles made entirely from soy-wax.
Jon Nicolaisen and Mark Kramer of New Hampton, Iowa discovered soy wax candles last longer and burn cleaner than traditional paraffin wax.
About the business:
Soy Basics became one of the first companies to mass-produce scented candles made entirely from soy-wax. Recent sales: $20 Million dollars.