Shannon Illingworth, Founder of AVT, Featured on "Make Me a Millionaire Inventor"

CNBC program enlists the well-known expert in automated retailing to help guide entrepreneurs entering the vending and kiosk business

Aug 26, 2015, 09:25 ET from AVT, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (, a leading manufacturer of automated retailing systems, self-service kiosks, and custom vending machines, announced today that the company and their founder, Shannon Illingworth, will be featured in another episode of "Make Me a Millionaire Inventor" on CNBC.

Illingworth, who is known as "The Father of Automated Retailing," was asked to give guidance to two sets of entrepreneurs that wanted to start a business based on self-service kiosks.

Last week, Illingworth told a couple from Illinois that their idea for a Sno-Cone vending machine was great, but that the road to success is paved with challenges, which he outlined in detail. The couple went on to use Illingworth's advice and modified their plans, which resulted in them receiving funding for their business and enough capital to build their first 10 machines.

"I've spent the past 15 years helping entrepreneurs and businesses get into the exciting world of automated retailing," Illingworth said. "And if I've learned one thing over the years, it's that no idea, no matter how great, is worth anything without proper execution."

On this week's episode, Illingworth is called on to help an entrepreneur that wants to build a business around an automated 3D cake decorating system.

"In order to help assure success, an entrepreneur must have short and long-term strategies, marketing plans, design and engineering guidance, location partners, legal and accounting teams, and much more," according to Illingworth. "In short, they need to align themselves with multiple experts in many areas," he added. "Having done this very thing for so many years, we are in a position to help guide entrepreneurs in many ways, and help steer them in the right direction."

Make Me a Millionaire Inventor airs on CNBC, Wednesday, August 26, at 10pm Pacific and Eastern Time.

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