Andrew G. Poulos was born in 1972 to Greek immigrant parents in Atlanta, Ga. Growing up as a young kid with English being his second language, he always had to work harder than other kids to get an education. At age 8, living in Brooklyn, N.Y., Andrew helped the postal carrier deliver mail to the neighborhood for 50 cents a day. At age 15, before he could drive, he started a candy business at his high school, earning as much as $25 per day selling blow pops. After graduating from Georgia State University in 1994 and receiving dozens of rejections from prospective employers, Andrew embarked on his dream of becoming an entrepreneur.