Our Time is Now: Calling All Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Our Time is Now: Calling All Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Between June 21st and July 15th, Indigenous entrepreneurs can submit a 1-minute video business pitch as their entry into the Pow Wow Pitch Competition. Indigenous (Inuit, Métis or First Nations) people living anywhere on Turtle Island of any age or gender with an idea or business at any stage and in any industry can apply.

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Pow Wow Pitch X Tenille K. Campbell Collection Launches

Pow Wow Pitch X Tenille K. Campbell Collection Launches

Pow Wow Pitch features the poems on a limited and exclusive collection of T-Shirts and wristbands available on the Pow Wow Pitch Shop. The Shop launched today to raise funds to create an Indigenous Entrepreneur Seed Fund to provide early-stage Indigenous entrepreneurs with micro-grants to start a business and take that next step on their entrepreneurial journey.

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CIRA to Support Indigenous Entrepreneurs to Grow Online

CIRA to Support Indigenous Entrepreneurs to Grow Online

“The power of the internet to empower entrepreneurship has never been clearer,” said David Fowler, general manager, .CA, CIRA. “CIRA is proud to support Indigenous entrepreneurs through Pow Wow Pitch, and we work every day to help reduce the barriers to internet access in rural and Indigenous communities, and provide tools to support small businesses across Canada.”

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Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

“With Canada Post’s support, we are launching education tools to help Indigenous makers, creators, artists and entrepreneurs across Turtle Island build and optimize their shipping and logistics processes to grow.”

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BDC to Support Access to Capital

BDC to Support Access to Capital

The partnership between BDC and Pow Wow Pitch involves education on accessing financing and capital, engaging BDC employees as mentors, adjudicating the pitch competition, and contributing prize dollars for winning entrepreneurs.

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Pow Wow Pitch Podcast Launches

Pow Wow Pitch Podcast Launches

“I am launching the Pow Wow Pitch Podcast to grow the reach of Indigenous entrepreneurial wisdom, connected to our rich culture and deep roots as Indigenous people. I wanted to create a platform to share stories, lessons, stumbles, and the love and passion of Indigenous entrepreneurs.

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Square Signs on to Support Pow Wow Pitch

Square Signs on to Support Pow Wow Pitch

Pow Wow Pitch and Square share the belief that everyone should have the ability to participate and thrive in the economy. Square’s tools empower and enrich entrepreneurs and shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it.

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It’s Time to Scale Indigenous Businesses

It’s Time to Scale Indigenous Businesses

Both Indigenous-led organizations, Pow Wow Pitch and Raven Indigenous Capital Partners, honour the Seven Sacred Teachings, operate from the perspective of an Indigenous worldview, follow traditional Indigenous protocols, work for the wellbeing of people and the planet, and acknowledge shared responsibility to the next generations.

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NACCA & Pow Wow Pitch Partner to Seed New Businesses

NACCA & Pow Wow Pitch Partner to Seed New Businesses

Shannin Metatawabin will join the Pow Wow Pitch Advisory Board supporting the growth ambitions of the Indigenous-led grassroots initiative. NACCA will support Pow Wow Pitch by partnering on webinars, engaging employees as mentors and adjudicators, and contributing prize dollars for winning entrepreneurs.

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Shopify Expands Support for Pow Pow Pitch

Shopify Expands Support for Pow Pow Pitch

Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition for emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, announced Shopify’s expanding support as the e-commerce giant becomes a co-presenting sponsor for the 2021 Indigenous-led program.

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