About this episode

This episode is with Mike Burnstein, one of the co-founders of Janji. Mike lives and runs in Cambridge, MA.

In this episode, we talked about: 

  • joining the cross country team to try and make the basketball team
  • running in college and the team aspect that he loved
  • the D3 championships and how it led to the initial idea of creating Janji
  • starting a business as a college student
  • how Ben Rosario’s guidance played a factor 
  • taking a huge risk and where it led
  • coming away from The Running Event with 30 buyers for a product that didn’t fully exist yet
  • travel and community focus
  • a look into startup life
  • growth as a business
  • how the running apparel industry works
  • how 2020 has impacted how they operate
  • biggest lessons learned
  • balance
  • and much more!

Follow along with Mike and Janji at instagram.com/runjanji!

Thanks to Janji for sponsoring this episode. As a runner you know the importance of hydration, but you might not know that almost 800 million people lack access to drinking water. By working together, we can create viable solutions and collectively, we can have a greater impact. 


The Janji Collective is one way to do that. It’s a membership that earns you tons of perks like discounts on gear and first access to new collections. It’s also a community of adventurous runners around the world. 100% of the membership fee goes towards supporting clean water programs 


I’m a member and enjoy knowing that it is a small step that each of us can take that when pooled together, can have quite an impact. 


If you use the code FTLR, you can join the Janji collective for $50. You’ll receive a free singlet as well as a special members only discount for life. Every dollar from that will go towards supporting clean water programs. 

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