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“Pau Hana” is Hawaiian for “Done with Work”

If you have time, freedom, and funds, you should try to do as much awesome stuff as you can, with as many great people as you can.

You’re not going to meet those people at “networking events,” and we can’t remember the last time we thought a conference was “awesome.”

Personally, we’d prefer to meet other successful entrepreneurs, empresarios, and entertainers while we:

  • Learn to drive rally cars at 160+MPH alongside pro circuit drivers

  • Get cooking lessons from and eat 9-course meals with Michelin-star chefs

  • Learn to surf some of the best waves on Earth, then fuel up and rest at 5-star resorts

  • Play with and learn from PGA pros on privately-reserved, legendary courses

  • Take helicopters to the world’s best distilleries and vineyards (don’t worry – the pilot won’t be drinking)

We do two simple things at Pau Hana Club:

  • Create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our members.

  • Let them share those experiences with a hand-selected group of successful, fun people who we know will add to their network and their future opportunities.

Sound good to you? Then learn more about our private membership below. If you think you’re a good fit, we’ll be looking forward to your application.

PAU HANA CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Below, you’ll find a full walkthrough of our membership benefits and policies, along with answers to your most frequently asked questions:

What does it cost to join? 2017-10-30T01:05:27+00:00

Membership itself is free. Members pay only for the a la carte events and excursions that interest them most.

What do events cost? 2017-10-30T01:04:43+00:00

That depends on the event. Smaller local events (private dinners, whiskey tastings, etc.) run a few hundred dollars. Some of our more outrageous events (racecar driving lessons in Monaco) run into mid five figures.

Are these really tax-deductible? 2017-10-30T01:00:33+00:00

Absolutely. While each event is focused on fun, we also include education, curated networking, and even “laptop time” with private office space (during our international excursions), and meet all the requirements of a tax-deductible outing. You’ll definitely feel like you’re “getting away with” writing off these events.

How does membership work? 2017-10-30T00:59:05+00:00

Members receive a once-weekly mailing (by email and snail mail) with invites to our first-come, first-served events, day trips, and adventures abroad. You’ll also get access to our members-only forum and online platform, where you can learn about our other members, keep up your connections, and get a first look at upcoming events.

How often do events take place? 2017-10-30T00:58:05+00:00

We usually host one local (NYC) event per week, one day trip per week, and two international expeditions a month. Frequency depends upon demand and logistics.

Am I allowed to take guests to your event? 2017-10-30T00:32:06+00:00

It depends on the event. In cases where we do accept guests, you’ll need to pay for your guest to attend. We much prefer that you invite your friends and colleagues to join Pau Hana Club themselves, and we give membership preference to friends, family, and colleagues of current members.

How do you curate your events? 2017-10-30T00:30:45+00:00

We curate our events both in terms of who attends and in terms of what happens during each event.

New members complete a short survey so that we know what you are and aren’t interested in. We’ll only send you invitations to the events and excursions that are up your alley (and we’ll periodically reach out to further refine our invites).

New members also let us know who they’re most interested in meeting (and who they don’t want to meet). We then hand-select attendees for each event to make sure that everyone gets as many new connections as possible while they enjoy themselves.

How many people come to each event? 2017-10-30T00:30:08+00:00

Again, it depends. On longer trips, such as a skiing and sushi expedition to Hokkaido, we tend to strictly limit and curate our attendees (six max). At larger, local events, you can expect as many as sixty guests.

Will I know who’s joining me before I attend? 2017-10-30T00:29:27+00:00

Confirmed guests to each event are introduced via email prior to attending. You’ll have a chance to learn about and speak with every other attendee before you arrive.

What’s Pau Hana Club’s role in each event? 2017-10-30T00:28:55+00:00

Most successful people have the money and the freedom to do awesome stuff, but they’re too busy to arrange it – so we take care of everything. From transportation (limos, party buses, helicopters, and private flights) to food (professional chefs and private dining on all our excursions), to world-class instruction (learn new skills and get training at elite venues from the best instructors on Earth), we think of everything and plan it all so you don’t have to. Just show up to learn and do amazing things with amazing people.

How do I join? 2017-10-30T00:28:23+00:00

Pau Hana Club is members-only, and we have strict membership criteria. Read the rules of membership below. If you think you’re a good fit, keep scrolling down to apply!

THE RULES

Pau Hana Club is all about creating life-long connections with amazing people. We hand-pick all our members to make sure that each experience is engaging, fruitful, and, above all else, fun.

To become a member, you MUST:

  • Be a decision maker. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, businessperson, or entertainer, we only accept applicants who run their own show.

  • Have complete control of your own schedule.

  • Be able to afford our events, which run from $250 to $65,000, at least once a quarter.

  • Be outgoing, interesting, and willing to share your knowledge, expertise, and network with our other members.

We will IMMEDIATELY revoke your membership if:

  • You try to sell your products or services to other members. We foster connections and partnerships, not sales opportunities.

  • You make unsolicited introductions or outreach to any member or member of his or her network.

  • You act like a jerk. We have a strict “no a$$hole” policy. Boorish, racist, sexist, threatening, or otherwise offensive behavior will get you instantly tossed.

  • You talk politics. Save it for the YouTube comments section, thanks.

If you meet all the criteria above, and you don’t have a problem with our “deal breakers,” feel free to apply below:

APPLY

Pau Hana Club is strictly members-only. Make sure to read the rules before you apply. Once you’re ready, fill out your application below. If we think you’re a good fit, we’ll reach out within a week to set up an in-person interview with some of our members in Manhattan or Brooklyn . We’re looking forward to having you on board!

APPLY NOW

VENDORS

If you offer customizable, high-end events, experiences, or luxury services that you think would appeal to our members, we want to hear from you. Please click “Vendor Application” below and fill the form. If we think you’re a good fit for our members, we’ll reach out within a week to set up a meeting.

VENDOR APPLICATION