Jelly Academy Partners with Pow Wow Pitch to Empower Indigenous Entrepreneurs with Digital Marketing Skills

March 30, 2022

Investing the digital skills for entrepreneurial success

Today, Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition and non-profit organization supporting emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, announced a partnership with Jelly Academy for its 2022 Pow Wow Pitch Program. 

Set to support more than 2,500 Indigenous entrepreneurs in 2022 with mentorship, funding, training, marketing and a safe and trusted community of support, Jelly Academy’s investment is helping Pow Wow Pitch to scale its virtual programs, re-enter communities with on-the-ground support across Canada, and scale its programming to support Indigenous entrepreneurs in the United States and New Zealand.

This year, Jelly Academy will support Pow Wow Pitch as a Silver-Level Sponsor and engage its employees as mentors and judges for Pow Wow Pitch entrepreneurs virtually and on the ground at pow wows across Canada. In addition, this year, Jelly Academy will support Indigenous entrepreneurs to scale sales and marketing activities through a special Ask Me Anything drop-in event focused on digital marketing for growth.

“As an Indigenous-led business, Jelly Academy’s commitment to Pow Wow Pitch’s success and building the capacity and competencies of early-stage Indigenous entrepreneurs make for an excellent partnership for both organizations as we work together to build Canada’s Indigenous economy,” said Sunshine Tenasco, the Founder of Pow Wow Pitch. “We are delighted to partner with Jelly Academy to support Pow Wow Pitch entrepreneurs to develop the digital marketing skills they need to succeed online from wherever they build and create.”

“We are so pleased to be partnering with Pow Wow Pitch to help more Indigenous Peoples get the industry-recognized micro-credentials that are needed to launch a career in digital marketing,” said Darian Kovacs, Founder of Jelly Academy. “It is incredible to see the growth in digital marketing over the years, and the need to hire more experts in the field, and in doing so, ensure more Indigenous voices are heard.”

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, in order to have a course that provided the foundational learning in digital marketing. The course is taught by other industry professionals who provide clear understanding in online marketing topics such as social media, PR, SEO, Google Ads, Google Analytics, and Facebook Ads. Learn more about Jelly Academy here.