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2 Students HUSTLE with Hot Food Vending Kiosk

April 18, 2023 Vincent A. Lanci/ Junayed Jahangir/ Huzefa Johar Season 18 Episode 4
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2 Students HUSTLE with Hot Food Vending Kiosk
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When you were in your late teens, did you have aspirations of creating a product or service? We are bringing on two University of South Florida entrepreneurs who have created something BIG! 

  • They are currently offering a $1000 bonus to any qualified location that they can close a deal with.
  • The different models of service that we offer locations, rental model vs deployment model.
  • Specific locations that are doing well include MOSI, Planet Smoothie, and BayCare Hospitals.
  • How they are competing against other teams/progress throughout this entire competition

HUSTLE: The Hustle program is a competition run at USF that gives three teams the opportunity to run their own business with $250,000 in capital backed by a venture capital firm called Chessler Holdings. The business they will run will work with the JustBaked product to help capture a new market in the Tampa Bay Area for innovative automated retail technologies. SmartServe is their company and were selected to be in the top three teams out of around 40 teams. 

JustBaked: JustBaked is a product created by the company Automated Retail Technologies. It is a hot food vending kiosk that provides hot meals to consumers in less than 60 seconds. These kiosks can be placed at venues to capitalize on high foot traffic locations while providing an amenity to guests at that location. These kiosks have items from White Castle, Wow Bao, and other assorted desserts.

We are sitting down with Smart Serve CEO and CFO today.

Junayed Jahangir "JJ", CEO ( JJ is currently a senior at the University of South Florida majoring in Finance and Accounting. He has worked for Fortune 100 companies and has learned about how businesses can scale. As the former senate president at USF, a candidate for Muma 25 under 25, and a graduate of the Tampa Bay Chamber's Collegiate Leadership Program.

Huzefa Johar, CFO ( Huzefa is currently a junior at the University of South Florida majoring in Finance and Econometrics/Quantitative Economics with a minor in Entrepreneurship.

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