As part of the Partnership, MNP will provide the 2021 Pow Wow Pitch Winner and the Winners of the Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards with in-kind services, including accounting tax, market research, sales support, operational planning and long-term strategic and business planning.
As part of Pow Wow Pitch’s concerted effort to rally Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations to build a circle of support for Indigenous entrepreneurs, today’s announcement with Mitacs brings access to resources and support.
Invest Ottawa is building on its relationship with Sunshine to extend its support to Pow Wow Pitch as an Indigneous-led community-driven initiative.
“The power of the internet to empower entrepreneurship has never been clearer,” said David Fowler, general manager, .CA, CIRA. “CIRA is proud to support Indigenous entrepreneurs through Pow Wow Pitch, and we work every day to help reduce the barriers to internet access in rural and Indigenous communities, and provide tools to support small businesses across Canada.”
“With Canada Post’s support, we are launching education tools to help Indigenous makers, creators, artists and entrepreneurs across Turtle Island build and optimize their shipping and logistics processes to grow.”
The partnership between BDC and Pow Wow Pitch involves education on accessing financing and capital, engaging BDC employees as mentors, adjudicating the pitch competition, and contributing prize dollars for winning entrepreneurs.