We remember Mike and Dave when they were on the WashU Bears Cross Country team and had an idea for a startup back in 2012.
Their business plan for Janji (Malaysian word for ‘promise’) was created in The Hatchery. The idea was to manufacture running apparel featuring emblems of developing countries with profits going to clean water projects in those countries.
The runners became social entrepreneurs with the motto “Run for Another.” 10% of each sale goes towards constructing, implementing, and maintaining clean water projects.
Four years later, the e-tailers are branching out. Mike Burnstein (Urban Studies major/Entrepreuneur minor’12), writes, “2016 has been an exciting year at Janji– it saw the opening of our first flagship store in Boston. Most importantly, we raised over $50,000 towards clean water initiatives around the globe.”
And as part of our Olin Startup Shop-A-Thon, Janji is offering a generous discount to members of their alma mater community: use Janji Promotion Code: WASHU for 20% off at http://runjanji.com/
Here are some samples of Janji style: