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Mi-Pod: Pioneering Innovation and Relationships

Mi-Pod, also known as Mi-One Brands, stands as a pioneering force in the vape industry, celebrated for its commitment to innovation, service and relationship-building.

Founders' Journey: From Struggle to Solution

The company founders, Geoff Habicht and Amir Hakak, once grappling with smoking, discovered a solution in electronic cigarettes. After successfully quitting, they witnessed a positive transformation in their lives and relationships, inspiring them to share this solution with fellow smokers.

Evolution: From "Smoking Vapor" to Global Recognition

Established in 2008 under the name "Smoking Vapor," the business swiftly gained a reputation for dedication to innovation. In 2016, Mi-Pod vapes were launched, a revolutionary product with superior technology and cutting-edge design. "Mi-Pods" became a fashion statement, setting a trend for small, stylish devices in over 60 countries.

"Caring about customers first and really listening to their needs has given us the insight and inspiration to create some of the most innovative products in our industry."
-- Geoff Habicht - President & Co-Founder
Rebranding for Commitment

In 2019, the company initiated a rebranding effort, adopting the name "Mi-One Brands" to underscore its commitment to community, product innovation, and global outreach. However, it is still commonly referred to as Mi-Pod today.

Thriving Company Culture: A Crucial Mission

As the company expanded, the founders recognized a crucial part of their mission: cultivating a unique, thriving company culture—a place where people enjoy coming to work. This dedication culminated in Mi-One Brands being recognized as the #1 Top Workplace in Arizona in 2023.

Inc. 5000 Recognition: Relentless Growth

Driven by the relentless focus of the founders and the dedication of the team, Mi-Pod has earned a place on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies SEVEN times since 2016!

Continuing the Journey: Innovation and Care

Today, Mi-Pod, or Mi-One Brands, continues its journey of innovation, actively listening to and caring about its employees, and striving to improve the lives of customers. The team takes immense pride in witnessing the impact of their work, receiving countless letters of gratitude from customers who successfully quit smoking and experienced an improved quality of life.