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Initial investment
$109K - $287K
Units as of 2021
143 0.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

As children, brothers Ariel and Ron Shlien loved to create crazy science experiments. As adults, they realized that kids like fun, cool science. So in 1985 they started Mad Science by hosting “edu-taining” birthday parties featuring scienctific demonstrations.

Franchising began in 1995, with initial franchises in Florida and Toronto, and now has franchises worldwide offering educational demonstrations to preschools, in-class and afterschool programs, community centers and scout programs. The company also provides entertainment for birthday parties, special events, camps and more.

About Mad Science

Founded
1985
Parent Company
2inspire
Leadership
Ariel Shlien, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1995 (27 years)
# of employees at HQ
27
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

# of Units
143 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
8360 Bougainville St., #201
Montreal, QC H4P 2G1

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Mad Science franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$25,000
Initial Investment
$108,650 - $287,459
Royalty Fee
8%
Ad Royalty Fee
to 2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes
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Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
20-30 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
3-30
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: February 8th, 2021