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Hi! I'm André Pulcino.

This website is a personal documentation of my participation in Fab Academy 2018, at Fab Lab Barcelona.

About Me

I am a Brazilian entrepreneur and executive manager, with a Bachelor's degree in Communication (Journalism) and an MBA in Creative Leadership, currently based in Barcelona. After working for 18 years on the Visual FX industry in Sao Paulo - Brazil, I've moved to Europe 2 years ago, where I have worked on the ideation and strategy of innovative products and services for the News Industry, as the COO of a Video News Agency based in Berlin back in 2016 and as the COO of a News Outlet in Paris, where I have helped structuring and launching a TV channel from zero to completion, throughout 2017.


Everyone hates Vending Machines.
They are big, ugly, unreliable and ineffective pieces of metal, packed with the unhealthiest stuff we may find.
Doesn't it sound like a good problem to solve ?

My final project is a prototype of a low-cost, fabbable and customisable Vending Machine. And also one that serves you a product, instead of throwing it at you : )

I know that most initial projects either transform into something different or evolve into a more elaborate version, but, in my case, it changed completely.

I am starting a healthy-snack business and, one of the big problems of healthy snacking is that it’s not convenient enough.

An interesting approach to increase convenience is to decrease distance and distributing the product (also) via low-cost, fabbable and highly customisable Vending Machines seemed like a perfect fit to both: the business and a final project.

More about it here .


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