The 22st episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Steven Izen ’13, Founder and CEO of Lokai and Elements. Lokai, the iconic bracelet brand, inspires its community to find balance in life and Izen’s newest venture, Elements of Balance, is a functional beverage brand that uses clinically-effective levels of adaptogens to support energy, focus, calm and sleep.
Izen talks about the family member who was his inspiration for starting Lokai, how he grew the company and some of the best advice he’s ever been given as an entrepreneur. Izen was also recently featured in this article on the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business website.
The Startup Cornell podcast, which launched in summer 2021, features interviews with Cornell entrepreneurs, who tell their stories of successes and failures and offer actionable advice for building and growing a business. It’s available on the Entrepreneurship at Cornell website, as well as Apple podcasts, Spotify and Soundcloud. It’s being created with help from Bert Odom-Reed of the Cornell Broadcast Studios and edited by Abigail Younger.
Past guests have included Barry Beck ’90, co-founder and former CEO of Bluemercury, Natalie Egan ’02 (she/her), founder of Translator Inc. and Stephanie Wisner ’16, co-founder of Centivax.