SNOOZ Co-Founder Eli Lazar Talks Journey to Success on “Innovations” Podcast

Categories : EnterpriseWorks, Features, Research Park
Posted on: March 22, 2022

It started with an idea.

SNOOZ is a consumer electronics company that focuses on controlling airflow and acoustics to turn a bedroom into a haven for sleep. SNOOZ’s flagship product is a white noise machine and they are currently in 2000 hotel rooms around the country.

Host Tanmay Shaw interviews SNOOZ co-founder and CTO Eli Lazar. Tune in to this episode to hear about Eli’s journey from UIUC student to CTO, his inspiration to create this product, and what’s on his roadmap for the future of the company.

SNOOZ incubated at EnterpriseWorks in the Research Park.

“When you’re first starting off [Enterpriseworks] helps to get the word out about what you’re doing and helps kickstart campaigns,” Lazar said, while reflecting on his time and experience at EnterpriseWorks.

Lazar also cited networking events such as the  Champaign-Urbana Tech CEO Roundtable as being a significant boost in the early days of the company, and how important it is to be connected to other founders and cofounders of startups.

The Innovations @ Research Park podcast highlights the thriving entrepreneurial and corporate innovation culture in Champaign. Its host is Tanmay Shah, a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign alumnus.

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Read more news about SNOOZ on the Research Park’s Startup Graduates page here.