Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no. 196 – High Touch-High Tech – US
Products & Services: Science activities for schools/children’s parties
Number of Locations: 194
Total Investment: $59.88K – 63.59K
Began Franchising: 1993
About High Touch-High Tech
Founded by Daniel and Ellen Shaw, High Touch-High Tech offers a 90-minute, in-school “field trip" that uses hands-on science programs. As a supplement to school science curricula, High Touch-High Tech serves children at all educational levels, from pre-school to high school. Programs cover the physical, natural, environmental and mathematical sciences and meet the National Board of Education Student Science Performance Standards. The company also provides “Sizzlin Science" Birthday Parties. High Touch-High Tech franchisees hire educators who are required to have a four-year teaching degree from an accredited college or university, as well as a certificate in teaching science or eligibility for one.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $59,875 – $63,600
Franchise Fee: $52,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $125,000
Liquid Cash Available: $39,500 – $65,000
Franchise can be run from home. 30% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. Training videos & program manuals; bi-annual conference; technology resources training
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: Promotional items, social media, website, SEO
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #196 (2013), #456 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #47 (2013),
America’s Top Global: #168 (2013),
High Touch High Tech children’s science education franchises have been fueling the imaginations of children everywhere, since 1994, by providing FUN, interactive, hands-on science experiments and nature experiences. We are Science Made Fun!
We facilitate science fun for kids. Our programs provide an opportunity to expose kids, at an early age, to the amazing world of science and nature. Science is fun for kids, and valued by parents and teachers. Our programs enhance the science curriculum and make it come to life through elementary in school “field trips", preschool programs, after school programs, summer camp programs, holiday mini-camps and birthday parties.
Through discovery style learning and inquiry based dialogue, children are engaged in exciting science projects that encourage them to explore the many wonders of science. We come to you and bring the science experiments to school. Our elementary education science experiences will excite your students, and develop a lifelong love of science.
There’s nothing mad about our science programs! With locations in the United States, Canada, Singapore, South Korea, and Turkey, we serve more than 4 million children annually. High Touch High Tech has emerged as the leader in innovative, hands-on science experiments for kids.
High Touch High Tech is…Science Made FUN!
info@ScienceMadeFun.net • Phone: 828.684.3192 • Fax: 828.684.3194 • P.O. Box 8495 Asheville, NC 28814
Source: High Touch-High Tech official website