INDIGENOUS STARTUP PROGRAM

The Pow Wow Pitch Startup Program supports Indigenous entrepreneurs with on-demand and live training, free tools and resources, mentorship opportunities, and the chance to distribute products and services through the Pow Wow Pitch Box mailer and partner community. We are pulling out all the stops to rally for your success.

How to Nail Your Pitch
Presented in partnership with Raven Indigenous Capital Partners
Learn how to master your pitch for Pow Wow Pitch and pitch to partners, customers and investors.

How to Find Support for Your Business
Presented in partnership with Innovation Canada
Learn how to use Innovation.Canada.ca to explore programs available for Indigenous entrepreneurs. Click here for the presentation.

Indigenous Pathways to Global Markets
Presented in partnership with EDC
Learn about resources available to export, go global and build a global expansion plan that works. Click here for the presentation.

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 Products
Presented in partnership with Raven Reads
Learn how to get buyers to select your product for distribution and form strategic partnerships to reach more 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 test prototypes in real-life settings. Click here for the presentation.

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.