Tara Bosch Founder, SmartSweets
Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.
Tara is the founder of SmartSweets, where they are on a mission to kick sugar, and keep candy. Tara dropped out of university at 21 to begin recipe testing in her kitchen on a quest to innovate the first candy you can feel good about, launching nation-wide on store shelves less than a year later. Today, SmartSweets can be found in 6,500 doors across the USA & Canada, with retail and corporate partners including Whole Foods, Target, Google, & Facebook, and are backed by 6.1M of funding. SmartSweets has amassed a kick sugar social media community of 293,000+ and has been featured in Forbes, Fox Business, dubbed “life-changing” by PopSugar Magazine and is the winner of several entrepreneurial awards, including being named a 2017 Peter Thiel Fellow, Ryan Holmes 2016 “The Next Big Thing” Venture in Residence, BMO Celebrating Women- Growth & Expansion Award 2017 and Canadian Entrepreneur’s Top 20 under 23, among others.