ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR?

ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR?

Learn about how we started out to make Hai Poké a reality.

Join us in conversation as we talk about our funding stream while starting up as guests at the Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) 13th Annual Capital Crash Course 2017! There are many financing methods available to fund your business. The key is to find the right fit for your business type, stage and need:

Discover funding options for your specific business stage
Hear personal funding experiences from business owners like YOU!
Hear the funding story of the hot & rising new start-up
Hai Poké with Nile Woodson & Mico Cordero
Hear directly from business bankers in the “How to Get the Bank to Say Yes” – Bank Panel of esteemed lenders known for supporting Columbus’ small business owners
2017 Bonus! – Lender Matchmaker – Meet one-on-one with local business bankers

December 9

Columbus State
315 Cleveland Avenue, 4th floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Registration begins at 9:30AM
Must register to attend

REGISTER

This event is free and refreshments and lunch provided!

WHERE TO GET SOME HAI POKÉ

Need a break from the cold weather? Come warm up with your favorite island inspired food: poké! Here’s our schedule for the week.

Oddfellows Liquor Bar
Tuesday-Friday | 4pm to 9pm
1038 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43201

Pure Pressed Juicery
Monday – Friday | 11am to 2pm
194 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Zauber Brewing
Sundays | 3pm to 8pm
909 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Plus any special events listed in this email.

STUDYING FOR FINALS?

Studying for finals and don’t have time to stop by? Don’t forget that you can get your favorite poké bowl delivered right to your dorm, house, or even the library through Uber Eats!

POKÉMON OF THE WEEK


@jaymejurkovac always making time capsules.

FUN COMPANY FACT

Poké the puppy LOVES our Wontons! 👉🏽 @thelifeofpoke

WELCOME KRISTA!


IT’S OFFICIAL! WELCOME KRISTA!

That’s right, the rumors are true! I’m super stoked to share that I’ve recently become the newest Brand Ambassador Intern for Hai Poké I’m so excited to join the haiFAM, so be sure to give @haicbus a follow for some mouth watering pics of poké and to see what the kind of antics the haiFAM gets into! #haipoke #columbuseats – Krista

Now that all of your Thanksgiving leftovers are gone, it’s time for some poke.

As always, here’s our schedule for the week:

WHERE TO GET SOME HAI POKÉ

Oddfellows Liquor Bar (pop up)
Tuesday-Friday | 4pm to 9pm
1038 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43201

Pure Pressed Juicery (pop up)
Monday – Friday | 11am to 2pm
194 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Zauber Brewing (food truck)
Sundays | 3pm to 8pm
909 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

POKÉMON OF THE WEEK


@annakurfees We ❤️ poké @haicbus @oddfellowsliquorbar @ubereats

FUN COMPANY FACT

Max and Nile were interviewed by ESPN this last weekend at the Ohio State vs. Michigan Game. Keep your eyes peeled to see if these members of the haiFAM make it on the air!

THANK YOU HAIFAM!

THANK YOU HAIFAM!

We cannot thank you enough from the bottom of our hearts. Because of you, our dreams of creating authentic island inspired cuisine is being made a reality each and every day. With only being just a little over one year old, we’ve seen extraordinary results. We’ve gotten tons of epic press and praises, have pop-up locations all over the city, and a food truck to send us wherever the next poké adventure awaits. None of this would be possible without your belief in us, your word of mouth recommendations, and of course your hungry bellies. This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for you. We love you!

Nile, Mico, Deven, and the entire Hai Poké team.

GET POKÉ WITH UBER EATS

You can order poké through Uber Eats from 4pm-9pm Tuesday through Friday.

Get it at your office, your house, even your local indoor swimming pool! Every time is island time.

WHERE TO GET SOME HAI POKÉ

Zauber Brewing (food truck)
Sundays | 3pm to 8pm
909 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Pure Pressed Juicery (pop up)
Monday – Wednesday | 11am to 2pm
194 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Oddfellows Liquor Bar (pop up)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday | 4pm to 9pm
(CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING)
1038 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43201

Standard Hall (pop up)
Saturdays | 6pm to 11pm
1100 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

POKÉMON OF THE WEEK

@gnarlesthedog @haicbus 🐟 got my belly “growling” 🐶 check em out!

FUN COMPANY FACT

Welcome Krista! Our newest rockstar on the team! Krista is a student at Ohio State and will be our Marketing Intern and Brand Ambassador. She loves cute animal videos, the Buckeyes, and tuna poké!

TAKING CAMPUS BY STORM

TAKING CAMPUS BY STORM

Alumnus brings a new taste to Columbus with Hai Poké food truck

The Lantern

After earning a marketing degree at the Fisher College of Business in 2014, Nile Woodson put his knowledge to the test. Throughout his undergrad years, Woodson worked as a server and soon realized he had a passion for creating experiences that went beyond serving a good meal. Read the full article.


GET POKÉ WITH UBER EATS

You can order poké through Uber Eats from 4pm-9pm Tuesday through Friday.

Get it at your office, your house, even your local indoor swimming pool! Every time is island time.

WHERE TO GET SOME HAI POKÉ

Zauber Brewing (pop up)
Sundays | 3pm to 9pm
909 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Pure Pressed Juicery (pop up)
Monday – Friday | 11am to 2pm
194 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Oddfellows Liquor Bar (pop up)
Tuesday – Friday | 4pm to 9pm
1038 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43201

POKÉMON OF THE WEEK

 

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FUN COMPANY FACT

Our dog Poké can make friends with anyone – If you need some hugs, lovin’, and joy, stop on by Hai Poké for some dog therapy and cuteness.

GET POKÉ WITH UBER EATS

GET POKÉ WITH UBER EATS

Tuesdays -Fridays you can now get poké delivered straight to your door.

We’ve been working with Skip The Dishes, but today we are excited to let you know you can order poké through Uber Eats from 4pm-9pm Tuesday through Friday. Get it at your office, your house, even your local indoor swimming pool! Every time is island time.

WHERE TO GET SOME HAI POKÉ

Zauber Brewing (pop up)
Sundays | 3pm to 9pm
909 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Pure Pressed Juicery (pop up)
Monday – Friday | 11am to 2pm
194 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Oddfellows Liquor Bar (pop up)
Tuesday – Friday | 4pm to 9pm
1038 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43201

PIE FOR HOPE

Nile Woodson and Mico Cordero have accepted the #pieofhopechallege! We are raising awareness for the opiate epidemic that’s happening in our city by supporting Marin’s Hope, an organization here in Ohio that provides sober living for recovering family members who are committed to changing their lives for the better.

DONATE TO THE CAUSE HERE

We nominate: Jonathan Hawker, Christopher Hawker, and Alexander Mockenstrum next!

AND THE POKÉMON OF THE WEEK GOES TO…


@cheapeatscolumbus Holy poké! So good.

FUN COMPANY FACT

Our food truck is from 1990 and it has 385,000 miles on it…

MARIN’S HOPE

POKÉ FOR A CAUSE

Come out and support Marin’s Hope

Friday, October 28th
Across Ohio, someone dies from a drug overdose every three hours. At the center of the heroin epidemic in Central Ohio are people. Our families. Our children. Our friends. Every day we hear about the overdoses—some days in the dozens—and we learn about the deaths over and over again. We are proud to partner with Next Level Gives to raise funds to support Marin’s Hope, a local organization that is dedicated to providing services and support to those needing treatment. 15% off all food on Friday will go to the local charity.

October 28

Oddfellows
1038 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201

WHERE TO GET SOME HAI POKÉ

Zauber Brewing (pop up)
Sundays | 3pm to 9pm
909 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Pure Pressed Juicery (pop up)
Monday – Friday | 11am to 2pm
194 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Oddfellows Liquor Bar (pop up)
Tuesday – Friday | 4pm to 9pm
1038 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43201

Plus the special events and festivals listed in this email.


SENDING ISLAND VIBES #haiFAM STYLE

As the cold weather comes and we start missing the heat just know you can always get the island vibes in a bowl of Poké. Stop by where we are @oddfellowsliquorbar @purepressedjuicery and @zauberbrewing this week! Catch ya all soon haiFAM! #haipoke

POKÉMON OF THE WEEK

@juliesemenishin Finally got some tuna poke tonight I’ve been craving it ever since I got some at the Independents’ Day Festival! ❤️ 🍚 🐟 #haicbus #tunapoke #dinner #food #foodporn #lifeincbus #assenincolumbus #delicious
Tag @haicbus in your social media posts for a chance to become a Pokémon of the week yourself!


SUNDAYS INSIDE ZAUBER BREWING

Starting this Sunday, we’ll be moving inside Zauber Brewing with the cold weather approaching. We’re super pumped and can’t wait to see you all soon haiFAM!

FUN COMPANY FACT

Our favorite beers to pair with poké are the lemon shake up at Zauber and a hefeweizen at Oddfellows.

Boomerang Contest

WILL YOU BE THE FIRST?

First one to send us a boomerang video of your Poké experience and you’ll get a free Poké shirt on us.

SUNDAYS INSIDE ZAUBER BREWING

Starting this Sunday, we’ll be moving inside Zauber Brewing with the cold weather approaching. We’re super pumped and can’t wait to see you all soon haiFAM! We’ll see you there 3pm-8pm!

Make sure to check out the Explorer’s Club brunch on Sunday till 2pm!

WHERE TO GET SOME HAI POKÉ

Zauber Brewing (pop up)
Sundays | 3pm to 8pm
909 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Pure Pressed Juicery (pop up)
Monday – Friday | 11am to 2pm
194 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Oddfellows Liquor Bar (pop up)
Tuesday – Friday | 4pm to 9pm
1038 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43201

FUN COMPANY FACT

We’re the biggest glass animals fans in Columbus.

TUESDAYS ARE FOR POKÉ

DON’T FORGET: TUESDAYS ARE FOR POKÉ

We are at Oddfellows Liquor Bar Tuesday – Friday | 4pm to 9pm

HAI POKÉ GOT NATIONAL COVERAGE!

NPR: A Diversified Economy Cushions Columbus, Ohio, From Downturns

Nile Woodson is founder of Hai Poké, a food truck. (Poké is a Hawaiian raw fish.) The 26-year-old OSU grad says he had the choice of going to New York, “where it’s extremely competitive and extremely expensive. And even being from there … I didn’t have as strong of a network. But Columbus is all about support and community and networking. It’s just this awesome place.”
Read more ⟶

WHERE TO GET SOME HAI POKÉ

Zauber Brewing (food truck)
Sundays | 3pm to 8pm
909 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Pure Pressed Juicery (pop up)
Monday – Friday | 11am to 2pm
194 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Oddfellows Liquor Bar (pop up)
Tuesday – Friday | 4pm to 9pm
1038 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43201

@alexandrea_pang made an incredible piece of artwork for us during Independents Weekend. Wow, this woman’s got talent! Check out this incredible local artist and community builder.

FUN COMPANY FACT

We have something new rumbling in our kitchen. Oink oink! 🐷

2016 festival season is a wrap! Thank you to all of you that supported our vision, we promise to continue kicking ass for days. See you all soon! #haipoke

THIS WEEKEND IS GOING TO BE WILD.

THIS WEEKEND IS GOING TO BE WILD.

90’s Fest in Columbus Commons

Saturday, September 16th

90s Fest is the only event of its kind, bringing us the best of 90s music, food, fashion, and [Dirty] Pop culture. It’s more than just a revival concert (even though the lineup of iconic 90s performers is pretty dope. It’s a totally immersive, time-traveling experience featuring food from the Columbus’ finest restaurants and food trucks (AKA Hai Poké), 90s apparel from the hottest vintage shops, and a decade’s worth of “throwback-tivities” (think video games and slime). In other words, it’s the most modern thing to happen to retro jams since J.T. brought sexy back.

Performers:
HOST: Pauly Shore
Sister Hazel
Bone Thugs n Harmony
Vertical Horizon
Sisqo
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Saved by the 90s
Raise Against The Machine 2

GET TICKETS NOW

Saturday, September 16th
Columbus Commons
160 S High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
4:00PM
www.90sFest.com

 

Independents’ Day

Saturday + Sunday, September 16-17

Franklinton
424 W Town Street
Columbus, OH 43215
thisisindependent.com

Held in Franklinton each year, we celebrate and develop independent culture, commerce and creativity. The festival features more than 50 musical acts along with comedy and dance performances as well as fashion and film shows. Guests can also take a swing at piñatas designed by Columbus-area artists, play urban mini-golf or experience Dining in the Dark.

GET MORE INFO

September 16-17

Franklinton
424 W Town Street
Columbus, OH 43215
thisisindependent.com

WHERE TO GET SOME HAI POKÉ

Zauber Brewing (food truck)
Sundays | 3pm to 9pm
909 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Pure Pressed Juicery (pop up)
Monday – Friday | 11am to 2pm
194 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Oddfellows Liquor Bar (pop up)
Tuesday – Friday | 4pm to 9pm
1038 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43201

Standard Hall (pop up)
Saturdays | 6pm to 11pm
1100 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

Plus the special events and festivals listed in this email.

@alexandrea_pang is one boss woman. She is going to be at Independents’ Day with us painting a Hai Poké inspired painting of… you guessed it! TUNA! An incredible artist and super supporter of our poké dreams, we are lucky to have Alex creating art with us all weekend long. Give this lady a like and a follow!

FUN COMPANY FACT

Our dog named Poké has over 1,000 followers on Instagram 👉🏽 @thelifeofpoke

💃 Fashion Meets Music Festival and Nightlight 614! 🎬

JOIN US OUTSIDE ON THE SCIOTO RIVER

Think of it as a picnic at night to watch a movie with a ton of friends plus beer, wine, food, live music and the best view in Columbus. Have a new and unique option for a low key summer night out. See you Thursday under the skyline!

Time: 7:30-11pm
Location: Genoa Park
Drinks: Elevator Brewing Company
Food: Mikey’s Late Night Slice, Hai Poké, Juniors Tacos, OH! Burgers, Griffy Pops

LEARN MORE

FASHION MEETS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Catch us at the FMMF on September 3 & 4 in the Arena District!

On Facebook: Fashion Meets Music Festival
Twitter: @FMMFestival and #FMMF
Instagram: @FMMFestival and #FMMF

GET TICKETS

On Instagram: @corriemereith

WHERE TO GET SOME HAI POKÉ

Nightlight 614
September 1 | 7:30pm
Genoa Park 303 W. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

FMMF
September 3 & 4
Arena District

Zauber Brewing (food truck)
Sundays | 3pm to 9pm
909 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Pure Pressed Juicery (pop up)
Monday – Friday | 11am to 2pm
194 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Oddfellows Liquor Bar (pop up)
Tuesday – Friday | 4pm to 9pm
1038 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43201

Standard Hall (pop up)
Saturdays | 6pm to 11pm
1100 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

POKÉMON OF THE WEEK.

On Instagram: @corriemereith

HE CAN’T BE BEATEN!

Smitty our awesome chef still holds the championship trophy for connect 4.