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All Nations Trust Company Joins Kamloopa Pow Wow Pitch as Co-Presenting Partner, Championing Indigenous Entrepreneurship

April 8, 2024

Pow Wow Pitch, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs, proudly announces its groundbreaking partnership with All Nations Trust Company (ANTCO) as a Co-Presenting Partner of the Kamloopa Pow Wow Pitch, taking place from June 28 to 29, 2024. This marks the first collaboration between the two entities, underscoring ANTCO’s commitment to bolstering Indigenous entrepreneurship and fostering economic growth within Indigenous communities.

ANTCO’s investment in Pow Wow Pitch signifies a significant milestone in the journey to empower early-stage Indigenous entrepreneurs. By becoming a Co-Presenting Partner, ANTCO is providing crucial support in the form of additional funds, access to economic development programming, and invaluable mentorship opportunities, amplifying the resources available to aspiring Indigenous business owners.

At the heart of this partnership lies ANTCO’s dedication to nurturing Indigenous talent and providing essential resources for business development. As a Co-Presenting Partner, ANTCO will sponsor prizes to aid Indigenous entrepreneurs, facilitate connections with vital resources for business expansion, and actively engage in the judging process during the Kamloopa Pow Wow Pitch event. Moreover, ANTCO will offer mentorship to the top 10 pitchers, equipping them with the insights and expertise needed to refine their pitches and succeed in their entrepreneurial endeavors.

“ANTCO is proud to align with Pow Wow Pitch in our shared mission to empower Indigenous entrepreneurs,” remarked Pat Fosbery, CEO of ANTCO. “Together, we strive to cultivate a supportive environment where Indigenous business leaders can thrive and realize their ambitions. This partnership reflects our unwavering commitment to fostering economic prosperity within Indigenous communities, and we are excited to collaborate with Pow Wow Pitch in this endeavor.”

Naomi Sarazin, Executive Director of Pow Wow Pitch, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome ANTCO as a Co-Presenting partner for the Kamloopa Pow Wow Pitch. This collaboration exemplifies our joint commitment to celebrating Indigenous innovation and entrepreneurship, while providing tangible support to Indigenous creators, artisans, and businesses as they navigate the entrepreneurial landscape.”

ANTCO’s investment in Pow Wow Pitch underscores its dedication to creating new avenues of opportunity for Indigenous entrepreneurs and driving economic reconciliation in Canada. With over 35 years of experience in crafting commercial financial solutions, ANTCO stands as a beacon of support for Indigenous entrepreneurs seeking to start, expand, or grow their businesses. Through this partnership, ANTCO and Pow Wow Pitch aim to inspire a new era of Indigenous entrepreneurship, fostering sustainable growth and prosperity within Indigenous communities.

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ANTCO is well positioned to build commercial financial solutions for our clients, and we have been doing this for over 35 years. With our experience, available capital, exclusive access to grants and non-repayable loans we are best situated to fully respond to the commercial capital needs of our clients. We have solutions for the Indigenous entrepreneur who is looking to start, expand or grow their business and we have solutions for the Indigenous community that is looking to attract economic development, grow community business or develop their lands.

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