Looking Back

Over the years, Pow Wow Pitch has been proud to spotlight Indigenous entrepreneurs as a platform that inspires, celebrates and honours our entrepreneurial spirit.

Explore past year pitches, interviews, recaps and stories.

2020

2020 Pow Wow Pitch Finale
Watch the 2020 Finalists compete to win Pow Wow Pitch and find out who took home the top prizes.

2020 Pow Wow Pitch Semi-Finals Episode 5
Watch Pow Wow Pitch Semi-Finalists pitch for their chance to advance to the 2020 Grand Finale.

2020 Pow Wow Pitch Semi-Finals Episode 4
Watch Pow Wow Pitch Semi-Finalists pitch for their chance to advance to the 2020 Grand Finale.

2020 Pow Wow Pitch Semi-Finals Episode 3
Watch Pow Wow Pitch Semi-Finalists pitch for their chance to advance to the 2020 Grand Finale.

2020 Pow Wow Pitch Semi-Finals Episode 2
Watch Pow Wow Pitch Semi-Finalists pitch for their chance to advance to the 2020 Grand Finale.

2020 Pow Wow Pitch Semi-Finals Episode 1
Watch Pow Wow Pitch Semi-Finalists pitch for their chance to advance to the 2020 Grand Finale.

2019

Tips from Judges
Learn the top tips from Pow Wow Pitch Judges.

Meet Anna Cote, Founder of Birch Bite
Meet Anna Cote, the Founder of Birch Bite, to learn why she decided to pitch and how it impacted her business.

Meet Dakota Brant, Founder of Sapling and Flint
Meet Dakota Brant, the Founder of Sapling and Flint, to learn why she decided to pitch and how it helped her take her business online. Learn her thoughts on what judges are looking for.

2018

Meet the 2018 Winners
Meet the Winners of the 2018 and the 2017 Pow Wow Pitch as they talk about their experience and the impact of the competition.

Meet the 2018 Pitchers
Meet some of the entrepreneurs pitching at the 2019 competition and hear their advice for tor Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Meet the 2018 Pitchers
Meet some of the entrepreneurs pitching at the 2019 competition and hear their experience and their advice for tor Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Meet the 2018 Mentors
Hear from the 2018 Mentors and their advice to Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Meet the 2019 Judges
Hear from the 2019 Judges and their advice to Indigenous entrepreneurs.

2017

Episode 1- Healing And Hope - Jennifer Harper
Jennifer Harper, Founder of Cheekbone Beauty, shines as a rising star, providing high-quality, ethically-sourced and made-in-Canada cosmetics that invest profits in First Nations communities.

Episode 2 - A Desire to Empower - Paul Owl
Paul Owl shares his passion for helping Indigenous youth who feel lost and forgotten to rise and make positive changes. Founder of Tree Tea Brewing Co, a company that harvests cedar and transforms it into delicious, full-flavor teas, Paul shares his entrepreneurial journey and desire to empower others.

Episode 3 - Moving Forward -Pamela Naponse Corbiere
We meet Pamela Naponse-Corbiere, a brilliant woman whose strength and resilience shines. Her story teaches us that fear should not deter you, but rather carry you and move you forward, a mindset she has adopted through her personal story and her business journey. Pamela is the Founder of Nisch Scon, a ready made bannock, a traditional Anishinaabe Aboriginal food that Pamela is sharing with Indigenous communities and the world.

Episode 4 Tyson Wesley, Founder of Northern Shipping Company
Raised in the isolated community of Kashechewan in Northern Ontario, today’s guest started his company to revolutionize food distribution on reserves.

Episode 5 - Infusing Art and Entrepreneurship to Create Conversation - Jay Soule
Jay Soule, Founder and Artist at Chippewar, shares the stories behind his art. Jay’s work is an expression of the relationship that Canada has with Indigenous people and through sharing these expressions with the world, Jay is living his truth and showing others that by fusing your passion with the path of entrepreneurship, you can be self sufficient while inspiring others.

Episode 6 - Nurturing Community with Anna Cote
Episode 6 - Nurturing Community with Anna Cote

2016

Pow Wow Pitch 2016
Pow Wow Pitch 2016 top ten announced.

Pow Wow Pitch 2016 Winner
Pow Wow Pitch 2016 top winners announced.