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Jelly Academy and Pow Wow Pitch partner to boost Indigenous entrepreneurial opportunities

April 16, 2024

Jelly Academy and Pow Wow Pitch proudly announce  the continuation of a partnership, aimed at empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs with digital skills and support. Jelly Academy, an Indigenous-led business founded by Métis CEO Darian Kovacs, offers training in social media, digital ads, SEO, PR, Email Marketing and website analytics. 

Through the partnership, Jelly Academy provides scholarships for Indigenous entrepreneurs to partake in digital training bootcamps and supports Pow Wow Pitch with expert digital marketing support to expand its reach and amplify stories for Indigenous entrepreneurs. 

“Sponsoring Pow Wow Pitch through Jelly Academy fills me with pride,” said Darian Kovaks, CEO of Jelly Academy. “It’s a deeply personal mission for me–uplifting Indigenous communities. Through this partnership, we’re offering training, opening doors to possibilities, and empowering individuals to harness the power of digital tools and storytelling to shape their futures. It’s an honor to be a part of this journey, and I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of Indigenous entrepreneurs and the Indigenous economy.”

As part of the partnership, Darian will continue to serve and advise Pow Wow Pitch as an esteemed member of the Pow Wow Pitch Advisory Council, to help to position the non-profit for ever greater impact. 

“Empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs with digital skills is about preserving our cultural narratives and fostering economic sovereignty,” said Naomi Sarazin, Executive Director of Pow Wow Pitch. “Our partnership with Jelly Academy ensures that our entrepreneurs not only navigate the digital realm but also thrive within it.” 

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About Pow Wow Pitch 

Pow Wow Pitch is an entrepreneurship program for emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, which provides a safe, supportive, collaborative, empowering and culturally supportive environment that addresses the unique challenges of Indigenous entrepreneurs and aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs. Pow Wow Pitch enhances, develops and accelerates the growth for current and aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs in a sustainable way through programs and resources. Community leadership through volunteerism is promoted as a reflection of respect and reciprocity as the foundation of the Pow Wow Pitch.

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About Jelly Academy

Jelly Academy was created by industry expert, Darian Kovacs, with the goal of providing students with a foundational learning approach to digital marketing. The course is taught by an impressive roster of industry professionals who provide a clear understanding of online marketing topics such as social media, PR, SEO, Google Ads, Google Analytics, and Facebook Ads. For more information about Jelly Academy, visit