Judges

Meet the Pow Wow Pitch Judges who assess pitches, ask questions, provide entrepreneurs with feedback, and determine the Regional and Grand Finale Winners.

GRAND FINALE

Lynn-Marie Angus

Co-Founder & Co-Owner

Sister's Sage

Jennifer Harper

Co-Founder & CEO

Cheekbone Beauty

W. Brett Wilson

Chairman & CEO

Prairie Merchant

Jessica Shute

National Co-Chair

RBC Royal Eagles

Kyle St-Amour-Brennan

Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program Manager

Shopify

ATLANTIC

Mark Marsolais-Nahwegahbow

Founder

Birch Bark Coffee Co.

Krista Chase

Commercial Account Manager

RBC

Ali Leung

Head of Marketing

Shopify

Monica James

Regional Manager, Diversity & Indigenous

BDC

Luke Miszczyk

Director, Parcels & eCommerce

Canada Post

QUÉBEC

Sebastien Gregoire

Merchant Education

Shopify

Katia Duchesneau

Directrice de comptes

RBC

Christine Silva

Senior Lead, Community & Underrepresented Entrepreneurs, Canada

Shopify

Benoit Roberge-Vallières

Directeur, Développement des Affaires

Mitacs

Luke Miszczyk

Director, Parcels & eCommerce

Canada Post

ONTARIO

Tamer Gabbour

Senior Commercial Account Manager

RBC

Ian Black

Managing Director, Canada

Shopify

Hazel Harrison

Starter Company Plus Mentor

Invest Ottawa

Spencer Callaghan

Senior Manager, Brand & Communications

CIRA

Luke Miszczyk

Director, Parcels & eCommerce

Canada Post

PRAIRIES

Matt Nahdee

Entrepreneur

Pow Wow Pitch Alumni

Herb ZoBell

VP, Indigenous Banking

RBC

Cassie Singer

Support Advisor

Shopify

Todd Evans

National Lead, Indigenous-led Exporters

EDC

Luke Miszczyk

Director, Parcels & eCommerce

Canada Post

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Tracy Antoine

VP Indigenous Markets, BC Region

RBC

Tracy Ridler

Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program Manager

Shopify

Stephen Nairne

Chief Investment Officer

Raven Indigneous Capital Partners

Nicole McLaren

Founder & CEO

Raven Reads

Luke Miszczyk

Director, Parcels & eCommerce

Canada Post

TERRITORIES, YOUTH & UNITED STATES

Kevin Rose

National Program Manager

NACCA

Carla Woodward

VP, Real Estate & Construction Services

RBC

Brandon Davenport

Senior Lead, Community & Underrepresented Entrepreneurs, Global

Shopify

Michaelee Lazore

Owner & Creative Director

Sequoia Soaps

Martin Guerrero

Small Business & Community Advocate

Square