Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Why Apple, Tesla, and Others Choose the HUMAN Healthy Vending Franchise

Sophia Lopez

Story Teller at HUMAN
An avid morning runner, you can find Sophia on most Saturdays sprinting…from one sale to the next. Humor aside, Sophia discovered her love of running during her sophomore year of high school and has since then run three 10Ks, four half marathons, and one 26.2-mile dash of insanity, an experience she describes as both invigorating and excruciating. During her downtime, Sophia enjoys trying new foods and visiting LA’s wide variety of contemporary art galleries and museums.

The H.U.M.A.N. Healthy Vending franchise was recently named winner of Empact 100’s “Largest Potential” category! And for great reason! Companies across the US, including Apple, Tesla, and BlueCross BlueShield, are recognizing H.U.M.A.N.’s healthy micro markets as innovative and trendy solutions to poor eating. But even more, these companies, renowned worldwide as millennial thinkers and innovators, recognize H.U.M.A.N.’s potential. The Empact Showcase, now in its fourth year,

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The HUMAN Healthy Vending Franchise Is Taking Off

Sophia Lopez

Story Teller at HUMAN
An avid morning runner, you can find Sophia on most Saturdays sprinting…from one sale to the next. Humor aside, Sophia discovered her love of running during her sophomore year of high school and has since then run three 10Ks, four half marathons, and one 26.2-mile dash of insanity, an experience she describes as both invigorating and excruciating. During her downtime, Sophia enjoys trying new foods and visiting LA’s wide variety of contemporary art galleries and museums.

As our recent inclusion in Delta Sky magazine shows, the HUMAN healthy vending franchise is taking off…literally. Since our inception in 2008, the HUMAN brand has transformed the concept of vending and automated retail. Ultimately disrupting a $42B vending industry in offering a great business opportunity by implementing health-focused, technologically-advanced smart machines, HUMAN’s mission to make healthy food more convenient than junk food was

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Healthy Vending Franchise Makes Headlines: Columbus, GA

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

HUMAN Healthy Vending Franchisees Greg Burch and Liz Wise made headlines at their local NBC station last week for helping to improve the nutrition of kids in their community by launching healthy vending machines in schools. Their story: Why start a healthy vending franchise? As parents, Greg and Liz are both passionate about the health and wellness of their own children and know the

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Franchise for Veterans: HUMAN Ranks Above the Rest

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

Why is HUMAN the perfect franchise for veterans? Find out in our Top 3 list below! 1. Veterans receive a discounted Franchise Fee In appreciation for their service, HUMAN offers Veterans a 10% discount off their franchise fee. 2. HUMAN is co-founded by a former Naval Officer, Andy Mackensen After serving as a US Naval Officer and being honorably discharged in 2004, HUMAN Co-Founder

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Four Questions to Ask When Choosing a Franchise

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

Choosing a franchise can be an arduous task, but one of the first steps to making the right decision is asking the right questions. We want to make it easier for you by passing along the know-how of our franchisees who have been there, done that. Jason Bryant and Karen Morais—a franchisee team based in Concord, New Hampshire—describe, below, the four questions you should

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Smart Snacks In School Leads to Healthier Snacking Outside of School

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

At HUMAN, we’ve known it all along, but now there’s proof: healthy vending in schools creates a ripple effect and truly matters in the grand scheme of childhood nutrition. According to a study published recently in the journal Childhood Obesity, children who were introduced to more healthful competitive food and drink options at school made more healthful choices at home. This is incredibly encouraging

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Healthy Food Distribution Affects the Global Health Paradox: TED Talk by HUMAN’s Sean Kelly

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

HUMAN’s CEO Sean Kelly recently visited his alma mater, Columbia University, to give a TED talk on the global health paradox. The topic for the event, at the Miller Theater in New York, was “A Better Tomorrow.” In his talk, Kelly explores an illogical and unreasonable solution to the global health paradox. To find out how healthy food distribution and nutrition education can come

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HUMAN Healthy Vending’s Culture

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

Culture eats strategy for lunch. “If you don’t invest in the culture, you’re never going to be able to execute strategy,” said Kena Wolf who invested in a HUMAN Healthy Vending franchise with her husband, Ryan, in the Kansas City, MO community. Why is culture so important and why did that drive the Wolfs’ decision to launch a franchise with HUMAN? Click above to

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Epic High Fives for America

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

This July 4th, we at HUMAN Healthy Vending are grateful for our freedom to enjoy life, participate in meaningful work & have lots of fun.  Nothing is more American to us than celebrating Independence Day with an “Epic High Five!”  Terence and Yolanda Carroll, new HUMAN Healthy Vending franchisees based in Grovetown, GA, found the HUMAN Franchise Training (better known as HB3) to be fun, inviting

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You’re Invited to HUMAN Healthy Vending’s Franchisee Development Boot Camp

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

You’re invited! Do you want to see never-before-seen footage of what it’s like backstage at our HUMAN Business-Building Boot-camp, or “HB3” for short? Click below to get a behind-the-scenes peek at what it’s like to experience HUMAN Healthy Vending’s exclusive and high-energy franchisee development boot-camp. This video is for people who’ve wondered what it’s like to transform into a social entrepreneur, to be mentored

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