$5,000 1st Prize +  Pitch at
2024 Grand Finale $25,000
$2,500 2nd Prize
$1,000 3rd Prize
$500 Youth Prize
$500 Fan Favourite

Where and When:

Hawai'i Convention Center, Theater 310

1801 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
November 8th | 2 PM PT

How to Participate:

STEP 1 - Complete the pre-registration form.
STEP 2 - Attend the event for registration at 2:00 pm.

STEP 3 - Meet at the Main Stage at 3:00 pm to line up.
STEP 4 - Present your 1-Minute Pitch.

When you pre-register, we will send you all of the details. 

What to Include in Your 1-Minute Pitch:

  • Introduce yourself and where you are from.
  • Tell us the name of your business and what you want to sell or already sell.
  • Tell us how you would use $25,000 to take your idea or business to the next level.
  • BONUS: Tell us why you want to do this? Who is part of your team? Your traction to date? Your vision for the future?


If you have any questions, email

Do you run a business or have a business idea?

Pre-Register Now to Pitch to WIN!

Join us live at the Mana Up Showcase in Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA on November 8th, and share your 1-minute business pitch to win funds and the support of the entire Pow Wow Pitch community!

Who qualifies?

Any Indigenous person with a business idea or a business of any type and in any industry can pitch for a chance to win cash prizes and gain a community of support.

All contestants get: 

  • Immediate entrance into the 2024 Turtle Island Pow Wow Pitch competition.
  • Free access to the Indigenous Startup Program.
  • More than $1,000 worth of free technology, tools and support.
  • The chance to be featured in the Pow Wow Pitch Mailer Box.
  • The chance to be featured on the Pow Wow Pitch Marketplace launching later this year.


2:00 PM - Registration - Pre-register below to confirm your spot. On the day of the Mana Up Showcase, please meet at registration to confirm your spot to pitch.

3:10 - 4:10 PM - Round 1 - Line-up and present your 1-minute pitch to the judges.

4:45 PM - Top 6 Announcement - The Top 6 will be announced at the main stage.

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Mentorship - The Top 6 will be paired with mentors where they will recieve feedback and guidance before thier final pitch.

6:15 PM - 6:45 PM - Top 6 Pitch - Present your final 1-minute pitch to the judges followed by a 2-minute Q & A.

7:50 PM - Winner's Announcements - Pow Wow Pitch announces the Mana Up Winners and Fan Favourite!