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Joel Berman – Smart N Go smart vending

Episode Summary –

oel Berman offers lessons in entrepreneurship, innovation, and business from 25+ years of experience with several start-ups to Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft,, Pearson Education, Lenati, Wonder Forge, Ravensburger, Avanti Markets, One Foot Productions, and more. By working across diverse industries – publishing, education, online learning, software, technology, e-commerce, unattended retail/vending, food and beverage, entertainment, games, and other consumer packaged goods – Berman is able to draw from a range of topics and experiences. Berman joined Avanti Markets, Inc. in 2018 to build a new division and launch Smart N Go, a cutting-edge, smart vending innovation in the on-the-go refreshment space. In early 2019, Berman took on the role of Head of Sales & Customer Success for Avanti Markets, where he leads the sales, business development and account management, and customer service practices for the organization, while continuing to oversee the management of Smart N Go. Berman earned his MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business, and his BA from UCLA. Berman also taught Entrepreneurship (Creating a Company) at the Buerk Center of Entrepreneurship for the Foster School of Business (2017-2018).