2021 Sklar Wilton & Associates Pow Wow Pitch Mentees Kelsie Danielle Pieratos from Harvest Nation and Amber Young from Dream Webs.

Sklar Wilton & Associates Backs Pow Wow Pitch

April 13, 2022

Providing Indigenous entrepreneurs with business mentors, training & tools

Today, Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition and non-profit organization sup

Today, Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition and non-profit organization supporting emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, announced a national partnership with Sklar Wilton & Associates for its 2022 Pow Wow Pitch Program. 

Set to support more than 2,500 Indigenous entrepreneurs in 2022 with mentorship, funding, training, marketing and a safe and trusted community of support, Sklar Wilton’s investment is helping Pow Wow Pitch to scale its virtual programs re-enter communities with on-the-ground support across Canada, and scale to support Indigenous entrepreneurs in the United States and New Zealand.

Sklar Wilton’s employees will volunteer as mentors for Pow Wow Pitch entrepreneurs, with extra support and mentorship to Finalists one-on-one and through the Finalist Bootcamp program. In addition, Sklar Wilton will partner with Pow Wow Pitch on a Learning Series Webinar, the development of tools and templates for Indigenous entrepreneurs, and an end-of-year Impact Report to support Pow Wow Pitch to quantify its impact on the Indigenous economy. 

“We are excited to welcome Sklar Wilton & Associates into the Pow Wow Pitch family and are grateful for their generous support in providing mentorship, training and tools for Indigenous entrepreneurs to grow,” said Sunshine Tenasco, Founder of Pow Wow Pitch. “Sklar Wilton’s Team shares our vision for Indigenous-led economic growth and reclamation through entrepreneurship and community-level impact. Our first year working together will sow seeds that create lasting impact.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Pow Wow Pitch – an organization that works tirelessly to support Indigenous entrepreneurs,” said Jennifer Marley, Partner at Sklar Wilton & Associates. “Our Purpose is to Help Others Succeed; we are delighted to share some of what we’ve learned from helping companies to unlock growth and grow their brands”

To learn more about the partnership between Pow Wow Pitch and Sklar Wilton & Associates, visit https://www.powwowpitch.org/SklarWilton.

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 powwowpitch.org.

About Sklar Wilton & Associates 

Sklar Wilton & Associates is a leading strategy and insights advisory firm that helps organizations to unlock growth and build stronger brands. Through a combination of strategy, facilitation, insights and strong storytelling, we help our clients to solve tough business challenges like Who to Win With, What to Stand For and How to Win. For more than 35 years, we have been dedicated to helping others succeed. We believe in a company culture where individual differences and perspectives are recognized and embraced; and a workplace that is inclusive and equitable for all. For more information, visit sklarwilton.com