Pow Wow Pitch has announced the opening of applications and nominations for the 3rd Annual Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards. Applications close on June 21st, 2023.
Calling All Indigenous Entrepreneurs: Pow Wow Pitch Announces $200,000 Cash Prize Competition
Pow Wow Pitch has announced the opening of its eighth annual competition to Indigenous entrepreneurs across Turtle Island. The competition is presented in partnership with RBC, Shopify, and Mastercard and offers more than $200,000 in cash prizes.
Angie Gillette, White Corn Wear wins Gathering of Nations Pow Wow Pitch
On April 29th, Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier business pitch competition for Indigenous entrepreneurs, presented in partnership with RBC, Shopify, and Mastercard, announced Angie Gillette, Owner and Founder of White Corn Wear from the Great MHA Nation of North Dakota, as the 2023 Pow Wow Pitch Gathering of Nations Winner. Angie has won $1,000 and is advancing to the Turtle Island Pow Wow Pitch Finals for a chance to win $25,000 to grow her business.
Revitalizing Indigenous Languages
Kahentawaks believes that language revitalization is an important tool for cultural preservation and empowerment, saying, “Our language is so important. It holds everything, it holds the teachings, it holds the stories, it holds our knowledge.”
Pow Wow Pitch Celebrates Sixth Anniversary of Partnership with Shopify
“From the very beginning, the Build Native team at Shopify has been a trailblazer within our global scale-up, and our partnership with Pow Wow Pitch has enabled us to lend our expertise and support to rise to the opportunity of Indigenous rising,” said Kyle St-Amour Brennan, Build Native Indigenous Entrepreneur Program Manager at Shopify.
Breaking Barriers: Pow Wow Pitch and RBC Drive Economic Growth in Indigenous Communities
“Pow Wow Pitch is a shining example of the brighter future that can be collectively built when Indigenous entrepreneurs are supported and recognized, and RBC is incredibly proud to support this shared mission,” said Michael Ferencich, Senior Vice President, Business Financial Services, RBC.
Thriving Together: Join the Pow Wow Pitch – Manito Ahbee Festival Partnership in Celebrating Indigenous Entrepreneurship
“We are beyond thrilled that Pow Wow Pitch is joining the Manito Ahbee Festival for the second year, and this is a great fit for our new and exciting Kinship program for 2023. The Manito Ahbee Sacred Site was also home to one of our traditional trade economies – in that same spirit, we aim to duplicate the footprints of our ancestors and replicate that, and we thank everyone involved for supporting our Tradeshow and the Indigenous Marketplace,” said Lisa Meeches, Executive Director of the Manito Ahbee Festival.
Supporting Indigenous Tourism: Creatives Showcase Mini-Projects
Pow Wow Pitch and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) are excited to announce the release of a new video series showcasing nine emerging Indigenous creative entrepreneurs who received $2,500 mini-grants to support Indigenous tourism businesses. This partnership between ITAC and Pow Wow Pitch is the first of its kind, highlighting the importance of Indigenous creativity in the growing tourism sector.
Last Minute Gift Idea: Gift Cards from Indigenous Entrepreneurs
We’ve partnered with Build Native with Shopify to put together a great list of 10 Pow Wow Pitch businesses you can support this holiday season!
Erica Daniels, Kejic Productions, Wins 2022 Pow Wow Pitch
Pow Wow Pitch, Canada’s premier pitch competition for emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, announced Erica Daniels, Founder and CEO of Keijic Productions as the 2023 Winner of the competition and the recipient of the Grand Prize of $25,000.
New learning series launches to support Indigenous entrepreneurs to level up
Today we are pleased to announce the ‘Level Up Your Startup’ learning series for Indigenous entrepreneurs in partnership with Sklar Wilton & Associates, featuring a series of modules and toolkits to support early-stage Indigenous entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses.
Nine Indigenous entrepreneurial leaders recognized for outstanding achievements and impact
Tonight, Pow Wow Pitch, a non-profit organization supporting and celebrating Indigenous entrepreneurs, announced nine Award Winners from across Turtle Island at the 2nd Annual Indigenous Entrepreneurship Awards, co-presented by RBC, Shopify, Meta and Mastercard in partnership with Export Development Canada and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada.
Jesse Brant, Sapling & Flint Creates 2022 Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards Official Pin
Today, Pow Wow Pitch, a non-profit organization that supports and celebrates Indigenous entrepreneurs, announced entrepreneur and designer Jesse Brant, Co-Founder and Lead Jewelry Designer at Sapling and Flint as the creator for the 2022 Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards Official Pin.
Aritzia partners with Pow Wow Pitch to launch and award Aritzia Indigenous Fashion Grants
Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition and non-profit organization supporting emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, announced a partnership with Aritzia, the global fashion retailer and design house, to launch and award Aritzia Indigenous Fashion Grants to six emerging Indigenous fashion entrepreneurs.
Dakota Sipie, Sipie’s Mobile Wash, wins B2B Services Semi-Final
On September 7, 2022, Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition for Indigenous entrepreneurs, presented in partnership with RBC, Shopify, Meta and Mastercard, announced Dakota Sipie, the Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation Founder of Sipie’s Mobile Wash from Grandview, Manitoba as the 2022 Pow Wow Pitch B2B Services Winner. Dakota has won $1,000 and is advancing to the Finals for a chance to win $25,000 to grow his business.