Hi, I'm Truman Wilson And

Here is my Story..

I was inspired to start my company when I was 11 yrs old after watching kids on Shark Tank pitching to the Sharks. I didn't realize that kids could own their own business!

At the time, my favorite movie was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and my favorite candy has always been chocolate. So I decided to make a delicious chocolate bar with a golden ticket to win epic prizes!

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Truman Bar
Truman Bar
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Truman Wilson

Thats when the idea of Truman Bar was born, and, of course, that bar needed to be made in The Truman Factory, a factory that’s by kids for kids. We developed branding, I visited candy manufactures and we found the best chocolate.

Now I just needed to do the prizes!

As a techie, and kind of a geek, I wanted to give my customers something totally new and unique, an epic prize experience using software - combining candy and technology. So we created the “Epic Prize Vault”, a code based rewards program.

As my business started coming together, people took notice and I appeared on news outlets, magazine articles, newspapers. Before I knew it I was doing unique collabs with Canopy Hotel, Wework, and other amazing businesses who supported my vision of The Truman Factory.

Always believing in “Young Helping Young” I continue to give a percentage of all my sales to kids and teens who are less advantaged through two entities: Friends of the Children in Brooklyn and Vogel Alcove in Dallas.

This is my 5th year of entrepreneurship and I am even more excited! I’ve totally rebranded, created new tasty products, upped the golden ticket experience and improved the prizes that can be won.

I hope I can be an inspiration to other young people to start their own companies!
Make Your Future Sweet
The Truman Factory

For the Creator, the Gamer, the Hungry

As gaming, esports & content creating is taking over the internet, we are standing at the forefront of it.

Truman Factory is about dreaming & making those dreams come true. With Truman always being passionate about gaming & Youtube, it only made sense to launch the brand in the space & to tackle the world of esports and digital content.

To find out more about our gaming activations & to get unique discounts, make sure to follow Truman Factory on social media.
2020
  • I had the honor of being recognized...

    ...by the Dallas County Commissioners Court as an entrepreneur supporting Vogel Alcove and youth business .

  • We partnered with Macy’s...

    ...to have Truman Bars in their new concept called Market By Macy’s.

  • I decided it was time to...

    ...re-invent my brand, go national and focus on the gaming, esports and content creator communities so we hired Paper Crowns to start a total rebrand of Truman Factory and help develop all new products.

  • We also started to re-build...

    ...a new Epic Prize Vault from the ground up.

This movie started it all for me.
2 Year anniversary pop up store.
2019
  • We did our Second Co-Branded Truman Bar...

    ...by doing a wrapper collaboration with WeWork. As our first Truman Bars outside of Texas, we sold these co-branded bars to WeWorks in nine cities in five states.

  • I finalize the...

    ...stadium deal and supplied Truman Bars to the American Airlines Center.

  • In September we celebrated...

    ...Truman Factory’s 2 year anniversary with an epic pop up storefront in Highland Park Village shopping Center.

  • I had my third TV interview...

    ...and was featured on WFAA Channel 8.

  • We started our Amazon store...

    ...and developed Truman Bar Fun Packs to sell online.

  • We ended ended 2019...

    ...with Truman Bars in 90 locations.

2018
  • I was picked...

    ...as a “Teen to Watch” by Park Cities News in their annual 20 Under 40 entrepreneur issue.

  • I had my first...

    ...TV interview and was featured on WFAA Channel 8.

  • I was invited to speak at...

    ...the University of Texas at Dallas STEM conference as a kid entrepreneur who merged tech and candy.

  • We did our first...

    ...Co-Branded Truman Bar by doing a wrapper collaboration with Canopy Hotel, a Hilton Brand.

  • I had my second...

    ...TV interview and was featured on Fox4 News.

  • Vogel Alcove awarded me their...

    ...“Kids Helping Kids” award their annual gala.

  • I ended 2018 with...

    ...Truman Bars in 50 locations.

Live on Fox4 TV.
Product Launch Day!
2017
  • After interviewing...

    ...a few candy makers, my father and I visit Nassau Candy in NY to negotiate our chocolate bar deal.

  • I finalize the...

    ...Truman Bar packaging with golden tickets and we develop our custom software to award epic prizes that we call the Epic Prize Vault.

  • I have my first...

    ...Interview with a magazine called Paper City Magazine for their feature story Gen Next.

  • I want my company...

    ...to give back to the community and have Kids Helping Kids so I decide to support homeless children by giving a portion of all my sales to Vogel Alcove.

  • We decide to launch...

    ...Truman Bar on a weekend in September and we find 13 stores to participate.

  • We had a great launch!

    ...With a pop up store at the Nasher Sculpture Center and the 12 other stores and we sold out my inventory in one day.

  • We then decided to make...

    ...a Christmas holiday bar so we created new packaging and called it the Truman Bar Epic Holiday Edition. We made a lot of inventory which we quickly sold out.

  • I ended up...

    ...with Truman Bars in 20 locations in 2017

2016
  • I see a shark...

    ...tank episode that inspires me having my own business - Episode #203, “Flipoutz” with kids Jake, Lachlan, and Erin Johnson.

  • My business idea...

    ...is to recreate the Golden Ticket experience from my favorite Movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with my favorite candy, milk chocolate.

  • I decide to call my business...

    ...Truman Factory and we hire a company to create my logo and branding.

  • My Shopify store...

    ...goes live with only logo t-shirts until I can make my candy bars.

It all started on this drawing board.
Wow, you’re epic!