Thank you for your support of the 2022 Pow Wow Pitch Program. This page is a hub for information and coordination of Pow Wow Pitch partners as we navigate through the 2022 Pow Wow Pitch Program. This page is updated in real-time as details are confirmed and is the most up-to-date source for information.
LATEST NUMBERS: UPDATED August 29, 2022
Pow Wow Pitchers
PART 1 - COMMUNICATIONS
LOGO & BRAND GUIDELINES
Click here to access our Brand Guidelines and Logo.
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. Community leadership through volunteerism is promoted as a reflection of respect and reciprocity as the foundation of the Pow Wow Pitch. For more information, visit powwowpitch.org.
Partners are welcome to submit content for inclusion in our monthly eNewsletter, with more than 35,000 subscribers. Content should include
- A high-res image (width - 1030px, height 515px - 1030px).
- A short title.
- Approximately 50 words of text.
- A web link to learn more.
Content submitted will also be promoted through the Pow Wow Pitch social media channels as appropriate. Please email email@example.com with any content by the dates below.
|eNewsletter Content Deadline||eNewsletter Release Date|
|April 4||Complete: https://mailchi.mp/powwowpitch/april2022|
|May 2||Complete: https://mailchi.mp/powwowpitch/april2022-6045356|
|May 31||Complete: https://mailchi.mp/powwowpitch/june2022|
|July 4||Complete: https://mailchi.mp/powwowpitch/july-2022?e=dab91da170|
|Aug 1||Aug 4|
|Aug 29||Sep 1|
|Oct 3||Oct 6|
|Oct 31||Nov 3|
|Nov 28||Dec 1|
PART 2 - PARTNER BRAND ENTITLEMENTS
ACTION 1: LOGOS & BRAND GUIDELINES
ACTION 2: PARTNER PAGES
Many of our partners are entitled to have a partner page on our website to showcase your support for Indigenous entrepreneurs and Pow Wow Pitch. If you had a Partner Page from 2021, please review your page and provide revisions by email. If you do not yet have a partner page, feel free to look through the Partner pages below for inspiration.
Generally, Partner Pages include a logo, website link, social media handles, a boilerplate summary of how your organization supports and serves Indigenous entrepreneurs. You can also have Indigenous-focused stories, resources, events or calls to action that would be relevant for Pow Wow Pitch entrepreneurs.
Pow Wow Pitch promotes these pages throughout the Programming season through our social channels.
Please email revisions to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30, 2022.
|Sklar Wilton & Associates||COMPLETE|
|Canada Post||Review required.|
ACTION 3: PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENTS
We love to kick off our Programming Season year with Partner Announcements. All 14 partners are entitled to partner Announcements, including a post on our website and a dedicated day of social media recognition for the Partnership. Pow Wow Pitch will draft the announcement for your review, develop social artwork, and have Sunshine Tenasco record a video. Dates are on a first-come basis. Please email email@example.com with your preferred dates.
|Tues, Mar 29||Mastercard - Complete||Wed, April 13||Sklar Wilton & Associates - Complete|
|Wed, Mar 30||Jelly Academy - Complete||Thurs, April 14||MNP - Complete|
|Thurs, Mar 31||Shopify - Complete||Wed, April 20||CIRA - Complete|
|Fri, Apr 1||EDC - Complete||Thurs, April 21||Futurpreneur - Complete|
|Mon, Apr 4||BDC - Complete||Wed, April 27||Best Buy - Complete|
|Mon, Apr 4||Nativelovenotes - Complete||Thurs, April 28||WEKH - Complete|
|Wed, Apr 5||ITAC - Complete||Thurs, May 19||Rakuten - Complete|
|Thurs, Apr 8||Canada Post - Complete||TBA||Meta|
|Fri, Apr 8||Mitacs - Complete|
|Mon, Apr 11||NACCA -Complete|
|Tues, April 12||RBC - Complete|
The Co-Presenting partners of Pow Wow Pitch are entitled to provide Executive Quotations for the Main Press Releases for Pow Wow Pitch.
|Announcement||Quote Deadline||Release Date||URL Link|
|Launch of 2022 Pow Wow Pitch Call for Applications||March 30||April 6||https://www.powwowpitch.org/2022_pitch_announcement/|
|Launch of the 2022 Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards||March 30||April 6||https://www.powwowpitch.org/2022_awards_launch_announcement-2/|
|Gathering of Nations Winner Announcement||May 1||May 3||https://www.powwowpitch.org/2022-gathering-of-nations-winner-announcement/|
|Winnipeg Winner Announcement||May 24||May 24||https://www.powwowpitch.org/2022-manito-ahbee-winner-announcement/|
|Ottawa Winner Announcement||June 27||June 27||https://www.powwowpitch.org/paul-owl-tea-trees-brewing-wins-summer-solstice/|
|Announcement of 2022 Semi-Finalists||July 15||July 21||https://www.powwowpitch.org/semi-finalists/|
|Kamloops Winner Announcement||Jul 22||Aug 1||https://www.powwowpitch.org/2022-kamloopa-winner-announcement/|
|Announcement of 2022 Finalists||Sep 9||Sep 19|
|Announcement of 2022 Winners||Oct 14||Oct 19|
|Announcement of 2002 Award Winners||Oct 28||Nov 3|
SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
Throughout the Pow Wow Pitch Season, we have a number of Campaigns. Check back here the last week of March for our Spring Campaigns. We welcome all partners to support us in expanding reach of these opportunities.
|April 5 - June 17||Pow Wow Pitch Applications|
|April 5 - June 17||Indigenous Entrepreneur Award Applications|
|April 5 - June 17||Pow Wow Pitch Box Pre-Sale|
|April 5 - April 30||Pow Wow Pitch @ Gathering of Nations|
|April 5 - May 21||Pow Wow Pitch @ ManituAbe|
|April 5 - June 25||Pow Wow Pitch @ Ottawa Summer Solstice Pow Wow|
|June 26 - July 30||Pow Wow Pitch @ Kamloops|
|April 7 - June 9||Pow Wow InstaPitch|
|April 7 - Jun 17||PowWow TikTokPitch|
|June 22 - July 11||Ask Me Anything|
|July 25 - July 29||Mentor Gratitude|
|July 21 - Sep 16||Pow Wow Pitch Semi-Finals Registration|
|July 21 - Sep 19||People's Choice Award Voting|
|Sep 19 - Oct 19||Pow Wow Pitch Grand Finale Registration|
|Aug 12 - Nov 15||Pow Wow Pitch New Zealand|
|Nov 15 - Dec 1||2022 Impact Report|
The Co-Presenting partners of Pow Wow Pitch are entitled to have a Podcast advertisement at the top of the Pow Wow Pitch Podcast. Podcast ads should be 15-30 seconds in length. Partners can provide .MP3 or .WAV audio files no later than March 30th or have Pow Wow Pitch draft a script for your approval and have Sunshine Tenasco record the advertisement(s). The podcast airs bi-weekly, starting April 7th, with 15 episodes.
PART 3 - PROGRAMMING
This Year, Pow Wow Pitch will host 9 Virtual Semi-Finals and 5 In-Person Pow Wow Pitch events, leading to a Grand Finale Pow Wow Pitch. We have a very ambitious year ahead with a goal of 2,500 Indigenous entrepreneur Pitchers, a fantastic lineup of Judges and Mentors, and more than $150,000 in cash prizes. 2022 will be topped off with the 2nd Annual Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards, the Pow Wow Pitch Box, the Pow Wow Pitch Marketplace launch, and Pow Wow Pitch New Zealand in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Judges and Mentors will receive a briefing email and calendar invitations upon registration. In July, Judge and Mentor profiles will be added to the website and they will receive their Pow Wow Pitch T-Shirts.
VIRTUAL POW WOW PITCH JUDGING
Co-Presenting sponsors have Judge have one seat per semi-final and the Grand Finale. Silver sponsors have two Judge seats between all semi-finals on a first-come basis unless otherwise specified in your agreement. Where possible, we welcome Indigenous associates or individuals who have sector-specific experience.
|Category||Judge Tech Checks||Recording Date||Airing Date||Judges|
|Creative - Arts & Entertainment||Aug 2-4||Aug 8, 12-2.30 PM ET||Sep 6 - 6 PM ET||Co-Presenting + ITAC|
|Technology||Aug 2-4||Aug 8, 3-5.30 PM ET||Sep 7 - 6 PM ET||Co-Presenting|
|Food & Drink||Aug 2-4||Aug 9 12-2.30 PM ET||Sep 8 - 6 PM ET||Co-Presenting|
|Health & Wellness||Aug 2-4||Aug 9, 3-5.30 PM ET||Sep 9 - 6 PM ET||Co-Presenting|
|Tourism||Aug 2-4||Aug 10,12-2.30 PM ET||Sep 13 - 6 PM ET||Co-Presenting + ITAC|
|Professional Services & Trades||Aug 2-4||Aug 10, 3-5.30 PM ET||Sep 14 - 6 PM ET||Co-Presenting|
|Consumer Brands & Products*****||Aug 2-4||Aug 11, 12-2.30 PM ET||Sep 15 - 6 PM ET||Co-Presenting|
|NonProfit/Charity/Education||Aug 2-4||Aug 11, 3-5.30 PM ET||Sep 16 - 6 PM ET||Co-Presenting|
|Youth||Aug 2-4||Aug 13 (Saturday) 12-2.30 PM ET||Sep 17 (Saturday) - 6 PM ET||Co-Presenting|
|Finale||Sep 26 - 28||Oct 3, 11:45 - 5 PM ET||Oct 19 - 6 PM ET||Co-Presenting|
VIRTUAL POW WOW PITCH MENTORSHIP
- The Mentor Orientation with Sunshine Tenasco takes place July 19 at 1 PM ET
- The Semi-Final Mentorship takes place July 25 - 29
- Co-Presenting sponsors - up to 25 employee mentors
- Silver sponsors - up to 10 employee mentors
- Seed sponsors - up to 5 employee mentors
- Community - 1 employee mentor
IN-PERSON SPONSOR PARTICIPATION
- Co-Presenting: 1 Judge for all Locations
- Silver: 3 Judges in total
- Seed: 1 Judge
The Finalist Bootcamp and Mentorship take place September 27 from 2 - 5 PM ET involving co-presenting and bespoke partners.
INDIGENOUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS
The following organizations sponsor the Indigenous entrepreneur Awards: RBC, Shopify, Facebook, Mastercard, ITAC and EDC.
Partners sponsoring the Awards will have the opportunity to submit their preferences of who they wish to present an award to. We will send you the names of the entrepreneurs and their profiles on July 19 for you to submit your rankings within one week.
Please register your Award presenter(s) by June 30. Upon registration, we will send the Presenter(s) a calendar invitation for their tech check and a recording of their winner announcement.
Sponsoring partners are invited to have an ad play before their presentation. Ads are due by July 31, 2022.
Video ad requirments:
We are looking to incorporate a short video that would play at the awards ceremony that you would provide us. The video is a general message about how your organization helps (Indigenous) entrepreneurs. Please see an example here for entrepreneurs more generally from UPS. We are looking for a short 20-30 sec video that is 1920x1080 in resolution in either a .mov or .mp4 video format. Please send along anything you already may have that would fit these criteria. We are NOT looking for a video ad for a specific product or service. We are looking for a culture and identity-building piece and how you support entrepreneurs.
|June 17||Application Deadline|
|July 19||Partners submit announcement preferences|
|Aug 4-5||Awards Recording|
|Nov 3||Awards Airing & Announcements|
ASK ME ANYTHING
July 14, Pow Wow Pitch will partner with Co-Presenting and Silver Partners to host Ask Me Anything Sessions with Indigenous Entrepreneurs recorded and streamed live and available for on-demand access after that. Entitled partners include RBC, Mastercard, Meta, Shopify, BDC, EDC, ITAC, Canada Post, NACCA, Futurpreneur and Jelly. Sessions run 12 PM - 4 PM ET each day. Organizations are invited to deliver a 10-15 minute presentation on a subject followed by 15-20 minutes of Q&A with the entrepreneurs. AMAs are meant to be attendee-driven. Sunshine Tenasco will host the Sessions.
POW WOW PITCH BOX
Each partner is entitled to a certain number of Pow Wow Pitch Boxes as part of our partnership. Your boxes have been reserved. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with an excel sheet with the fields below by September 30, 2022. Boxes mail out the first week of November.
|Full Name||Complete Mailing Address||Phone Number|
- Co-Presenting Tier 1 (25 Boxes) - Shopify and Mastercard
- Co-Presenting Tier 2 (10 Boxes) - RBC and Meta
- Silver - Tier 1 (5 Boxes) - ITAC, EDC, BDC, Canada Post
- Silver - Tier 2 (3 Boxes) - Futurpreneur, NACCA, Jelly
- Seed (2 Boxes) - MNP, Sklar Wilton & CIRA
- Community (1 Box) - WEKH, Rakuten, Mitacs
If you require additional boxes, please let us know by June 30th due to limited supply. Additional Boxes are $125 + HST each.
Co-Presenting partners are entitled to have a seat on the Advisory Council. The Advisory Council will meet on:
May 10th 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM ET
November 8th 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM ET