Jelly Academy Extends Partnership with Pow Wow Pitch To Empower Indigenous Entrepreneurs With Digital Marketing Skills

July 6, 2023 | Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition and non-profit organization supporting emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, announced today its partnership with Jelly Academy for the 2023 Pow Wow Pitch Program. 

Set to support more than 2,500 Indigenous entrepreneurs in 2023 with mentorship, funding, training, marketing and a safe and trusted community of support, Jelly Academy’s investment will help Pow Wow Pitch to scale its virtual programs, reach new communities and scale opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs to build digital competencies to scale. 

This year, Jelly Academy will support Pow Wow Pitch as a Silver-Level Sponsor by providing support with press and media relations. The company’s Founder and CEO, Darian Kovacs, has also stepped up to serve as a Member of the Pow Wow Pitch Advisory Board. In addition, Jelly Academy will also support Pow Wow Pitch Finalists with an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session as part of a very special Bootcamp for finalists focused on digital adoption, digital marketing and scaling up.

“As an Indigenous-led business, Jelly Academy has demonstrated above and beyond commitment to Pow Wow Pitch’s success and building the capacity and competencies of early-stage Indigenous entrepreneurs,” said Sunshine Tenasco, the Founder of Pow Wow Pitch. “Jelly Academy has already been instrumental to the growth of Pow Wow Pitch. With their ongoing support, strategic guidance and partnership, we are ready to step up to play an even bigger role together in growing opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs through digital training, adoption and opportunities.” 

“It is an honour for Jelly Academy to be able to partner with Pow Wow Pitch. Since founding Jelly Academy, it has been our dream to help Indigenous communities obtain these increasingly sought-after, industry-recognized micro-credentials— partnering with Pow Wow Pitch makes this all the more possible,” said Darian Kovacs, Founder and CEO of Jelly Academy. “I feel fortunate having witnessed the digital marketing industry grow over the years, and I also feel confident that Jelly Academy has only strengthened this growth through our mission to empower Indigenous voices.”

To learn more about the partnership between Pow Wow Pitch and Jelly Academy, visit .


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. In addition, community leadership through volunteerism is promoted to reflect respect and reciprocity as the foundation of the Pow Wow Pitch. For more information, visit

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. Learn more about Jelly Academy here.