INDIGENOUS STARTUP PROGRAM

The Pow Wow Pitch Startup Program supports Indigenous entrepreneurs with access to free training, tools and resources to start and grow thriving businesses. Entrepreneurs receive access to webinars, podcasts and a monthly eNewsletter featuring opportunities from the Pow Wow Pitch Community.

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How to Nail Your Pitch
Presented in partnership with Raven Indigenous Capital Partners
Learn now to master your Pitch for Pow Wow Pitch and how to master your pitch to partners, customers, invesors and others to help you to grow your business.

How to Find Support for Your Business
Presented in partnership with Innovation Canada
Learn how to use InnovationCanada.ca to find support for your business and explore programs available for Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Indigenous Pathways to Global Markets
Presented in partnership EDC
Learn about resources available to you to export, go global and build a global expansion plan that works.

How to Master the Finances of Your Business
Presented in partnership with BDC
Learn how to improve your company’s finances, get the financing you need and avoid common mistakes when borrowing money.

Aboriginal Financial Institutions
Presented in partnership with NACCA
Learn about AFIs and how they can support you to start and grow your business.

Pitching to Buyers and Distributing Your Product
Presented in partnership with Raven Reads
Learn how to get buyers like Raven Reads to select your product for distribution and develop strategic partnerships to distribute your products to your customers.

How to Fund Your Innovative Business
Presented in partnership with Innovative Solutions Canada
Learn the details, eligibility and process of two government funding streams to support your R&D and to test prototypes in real-life settings.

Why A Website & Online Brand Matter
Presented in partnership with CIRA
Learn why you need to build your business beyond social media and how a website, brand and domain can take your business and idea to the next level.

Tools to Run Your Business Online
Presented in partnership with Square
Learn about Square’s ecosystem of tools to help you to run and grow your business anywhere, anytime.

How to Ship
Presented in partnership with Canada Post
Learn how to get your products shipped efficiently and reliably. From packaging and labelling to pick-ups and tracking, develop an effective end-to-end process.

Using Mentorship to Grow Your Business
Presented in partnership with RBC
Learn how to find and make the most of mentors for you and your business.

How to Plan Your Business Expenses
Presented in partnership with RBC
Learn how to use an SME Benchmarking Tool to forecast your business expenses.