MNP to Provide Strategic Advisory Support to Pow Wow Pitch Community

July 10, 2023

July 10, 2023 | Today, Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition and non-profit organization supporting emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, announced a partnership with MNP for its 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, MNP’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, MNP will support Pow Wow Pitch as a Community-Level Sponsor and engage its employees in supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs with 80 hours of in-kind services to help them advance significant business, strategic and financial planning goals.

“Since launching our partnership with MNP two years ago, we have seen a real impact in the strategic growth and the opening of new opportunities for those who have benefited from MNP pro-bono services,” said Sunshine Tenasco, the Founder of Pow Wow Pitch. “As Indigenous-led businesses grow, they need expert support that understands their unique needs and opportunities, and that’s why we are proud to continue  growing our support for our Finalists and Award winning entrepreneurs in partnership with  MNP.”

“We are proud to work alongside Pow Wow Pitch to celebrate the hard work and talent of the Indigenous entrepreneurship community,” says Clayton Norris, Vice-President of Indigenous Services at MNP. “Indigenous entrepreneurs have the power to transform industries — and we are inspired by their ability to weave an uncompromising focus on sustainability, inclusivity, and immersive brand storytelling into exceptional business plans.”

To learn more about the partnership between Pow Wow Pitch and MNP, 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 MNP 

MNP is one of the largest national accounting and business consulting firms in Canada, providing client-focused accounting, taxation, and consulting advice. National in scope and local in focus, MNP has proudly served First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities for more than 40 years. With more than 300 dedicated professionals serving this unique client group, MNP has developed a diverse suite of services designed to support our clients’ path to success.