Samanntha De Coteau, Roofer Girl Inc. wins People’s Choice Prize

Samanntha De Coteau, Roofer Girl Inc. wins People’s Choice Prize

Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition for Indigenous entrepreneurs, presented in partnership with RBC, Shopify and Facebook, announced Samanntha Nancy Raven De Coteau, Founder of RooferGirl Inc. from Whitefish Lake First Nation in Alberta as the 2021 Pow Wow Pitch People’s Choice Winner.

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Bernice Clarke, Uasau Soap Inc. wins Territories Semi-Final

Bernice Clarke, Uasau Soap Inc. wins Territories Semi-Final

Bernice has won $500 and has advanced to the Finals along with Emily Joanasie, Iqaluit Owner of Miqsuqta! and Joella Hogan, Founder and CEO of The Yukon Soaps Co. from the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun. The three entrepreneurs are advancing to the Finals for a chance to win $25,000 to grow their businesses.

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Austin Charles, ShockTalk wins USA Semi-Final

Austin Charles, ShockTalk wins USA Semi-Final

Austin has won 500 CAD and has advanced to the Finals along with Danielle Pieratos, Co-Founder of Harvest Nation, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Minnesota and Tara Tekahentakhwa Tarbell, Founder of Niawen Skincare, Akwesasne Mohawk, New York.

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Telia Lafontaine, Ohana Made Designs wins Youth Semi-Final

Telia Lafontaine, Ohana Made Designs wins Youth Semi-Final

Telia has won $1,000 and has advanced to the Finals along with siblings Ruby Mae Daniels and Lee Edna Daniels, the 14-year-old Team Members of ‘3R Innovative Imaging’ from One Arrow First Nation in Saskatchewan. The three young entrepreneurs are advancing to the Finals for a chance to win $25,000 to grow their businesses.

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Teresa Sanders, FILL wins British Columbia Semi-Final

Teresa Sanders, FILL wins British Columbia Semi-Final

Teresa has won $500 and has advanced to the Finals along with Anthony Wingham, Co-Founder of Nuez Acres from the Waceya Society, Langley; Ecko Aleck, Founder & Artist at Sacred Matriarch Creative from Nlaka’pamux and Pentlatch First Nations; and, Derek Douglas, Co-Founder of Triden Dispensers from the Oneida Nation of the Thames.

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Erica Daniels, Kejic Productions wins Prairies Semi-Final

Erica Daniels, Kejic Productions wins Prairies Semi-Final

Erica has won $500 and has advanced to the Finals along with Tasha Power, Co-Founder and CMO of Kanatan Health Solutions from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, AB; Devon Fiddler, Founder & CEO of SheNative Goods from Waterhen Lake First Nation, SK; and, Harlan Wade Kingfisher, Founder & CEO of Smudge the Blades from Sturgeon Lake First Nation, SK.

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Mélanie Paul, Akua Nature wins Québec Semi-Final

Mélanie Paul, Akua Nature wins Québec Semi-Final

Last night, Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition for Indigenous entrepreneurs, presented in partnership with RBC, Shopify and Facebook, announced Jolene Laskey, Founder and CEO of Wabanaki Maple, as the Atlantic Winner. 

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Ask yourself: If not now, when?

Ask yourself: If not now, when?

Meet Candice Evans-Waite, Founder of The Local Adventure Company from Buffalo Narrows in Saskatchewan. Candice is a Pow Wow Pitch Prairies Semi-Finalist. We sat down with Candice to learn more about her, her business and her reflections on entrepreneurship. 

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Surround yourself with like-minded people

Surround yourself with like-minded people

Meet Denise Halfyard, Founder of The Frog Radio from Wet’suwet’en, Tsimshian and Gitxsan. Denise is a Pow Wow Pitch British Columbia Semi-Finalist. We sat down with Denise to learn more about her, her business and her reflections on entrepreneurship. 

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Let nothing limit you

Let nothing limit you

Meet Anthony Wingham, Co-Founder of Nuez Acres from Waceya Society, Langley. Anthony is a Pow Wow Pitch British Columbia Semi-Finalist. We sat down with Anthony to learn more about him, his business and his reflections on entrepreneurship. 

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Create a plan

Create a plan

Meet Angie Saltman, President of Saltmedia from the Metis Nation of Alberta. Angie is a Pow Wow Pitch Prairies Semi-Finalist. We sat down with Angie to learn more about her, her business and her reflections on entrepreneurship. 

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Let Indigenous values guide you

Let Indigenous values guide you

Meet Dayna Elija, Founder of Spirit Earth Holistics Inc. from the Oneida Nation of the Thames. Dayna is a Pow Wow Pitch Ontario Semi-Finalist. We sat down with Dayna to learn more about her, her business and her reflections on entrepreneurship. 

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