Supporting Indigenous Youth Entrepreneurs to Startup and Shine
Today, Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition and non-profit organization supporting emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, announced Futurpreneur as a Silver Partner for its 2022 Pow Wow Pitch Program.
Supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs with financing, one-on-one mentorship, business training, marketing and a safe and trusted community of support, Futurpreneur’s investment is helping Pow Wow Pitch to scale its virtual programs, and re-enter communities with on-the-ground support across Canada and scale its programming to support more Indigenous entrepreneurs worldwide.
In addition to supporting Pow Wow Pitch as a Silver-Level Sponsor and engaging Futurpreneur employees as mentors, trusted advisors, and judges for virtual pitch contests and on the ground at pow wows across Canada, Futurpreneur and Pow Wow Pitch’s partnership will focus on providing Indigenous youth entrepreneurs with ongoing support through the Futurpreneur financing and mentorship programs including the Indigenous Entrepreneur Startup Program, led by a team with lived experience.
“We are so excited to kick off a new partnership with Futurpreneur to support the next generation of Indigenous entrepreneurs with a spotlight as they start up and grow their businesses,” said Sunshine Tenasco, the Founder of Pow Wow Pitch. “Nurturing thriving Indigenous businesses requires an ecosystem with aligned values, complementary support and coordinated efforts to ease the way.
“Pow Wow Pitch provides a platform to accelerate and foster Indigenous entrepreneurship while boosting Indigenous economic resiliency, aligning completely with Futurpreneur’s mission,” said Holly Atjecoutay, the Director of Futurpreneur’s Indigenous Entrepreneur Startup Program. “Young Indigenous entrepreneurs nationwide benefit greatly when Indigenous service providers partner together with the common goal of championing and supporting Indigenous entrepreneurship success.”
To learn more about the partnership between Pow Wow Pitch and Futurpreneur, visit www.powwowpitch.org/Futurpreneur.