POW WOW PITCH IS ABOUT
Supporting Indigenous Entrepreneurship
To provide a safe, supportive, collaborative, empowering and culturally supportive environment that addresses the unique challenges of Indigenous entrepreneurs and aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs. To enhance, develop and accelerate growth for current and aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs in a sustainable way through programs and resources. Community leadership through volunteerism will be promoted as a reflection of respect and reciprocity and will be paramount to the foundation of the Pow Wow Pitch. Creating opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs to shine.
Kwey, my name is Sunshine Tenasco and I’m from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. I run Pow Wow Pitch because I believe entrepreneurship is the path to self sufficiency. Entrepreneurship is a big part of Indigenous heritage. We used to call it trade—we have already done so many trades, we are just reawakening to entrepreneurship. Being on Dragons Den changed my life path. When Brett Wilson and Arlene Dickinson (two very influential business people) invested and believed in me, it gave me the courage and drive to continue on my entrepreneurship journey. I hope that Pow Wow Pitch helps to give that gift to someone else. I love seeing entrepreneurs succeed.
POW WOW PITCH IS ABOUT PEOPLE
Starting out on their entrepreneurial journey.
Wanting to take their business to the next level.
Connecting with and supporting Aboriginal entrepreneurs.
POW WOW PITCH IS ABOUT ACKNOWLEDGING
Pow Wow is historically a place of social enterprise through entrepreneurship and trade.
Aboriginal people have the ideas to make a difference in their own communities, Canada and the wider world.