This year, Pow Wow Pitch Alumni and serial entrepreneur Matthew Nahdee presented the idea to create an Alumni Prize, whereby Alumni would pitch in funds to build a pot and select a Finalist to receive the Alumni Prize.
We are thrilled to announce the 156 Entrepreneurs who have made it to the 2021 Pow Wow Pitch Semi-Finals out of more than 1,600 applicants!
This year’s Box features beautiful art by Indigenous Artist Chief Lady Bird. The piece selected for the Box’s design is bright, floral and represents growth, nurturing and a celebration of culture and the land.
Indigenous entrepreneurs and Indigenous-owned businesses across Turtle Island can apply or nominate others for their entrepreneurial perseverance, growth, impact and example as true Indigenous icons of our generation.
Pow Wow Pitch features the poems on a limited and exclusive collection of T-Shirts and wristbands available on the Pow Wow Pitch Shop. The Shop launched today to raise funds to create an Indigenous Entrepreneur Seed Fund to provide early-stage Indigenous entrepreneurs with micro-grants to start a business and take that next step on their entrepreneurial journey.
“I am launching the Pow Wow Pitch Podcast to grow the reach of Indigenous entrepreneurial wisdom, connected to our rich culture and deep roots as Indigenous people. I wanted to create a platform to share stories, lessons, stumbles, and the love and passion of Indigenous entrepreneurs.