Jelly Academy Partners with Pow Wow Pitch to Empower Indigenous Entrepreneurs with Digital Marketing Skills

Jelly Academy Partners with Pow Wow Pitch to Empower Indigenous Entrepreneurs with Digital Marketing Skills

This year, Jelly Academy will support Pow Wow Pitch as a Silver-Level Sponsor and engage its employees as mentors and judges for Pow Wow Pitch entrepreneurs virtually and on the ground at pow wows across Canada. In addition, this year, Jelly Academy will support Indigenous entrepreneurs to scale sales and marketing activities through a special Ask Me Anything drop-in event focused on digital marketing for growth.

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Eight Indigenous entrepreneurial leaders recognized for outstanding achievements and impact

Eight Indigenous entrepreneurial leaders recognized for outstanding achievements and impact

“It is an honour for us to celebrate and recognize the journeys, achievements and impact of Indigenous entrepreneurs that contribute to our collective entrepreneurial landscape,” said Sunshine Tenasco, Founder of Pow Wow Pitch. “Congratulations to each of the recipients. You demonstrate entrepreneurial confidence, and your work inspires present and future generations to use entrepreneurship as a tool for community impact, cultural preservation, and reclamation. Thank you for your good work, leading with your hearts and for your example.”

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MNP Partners with Pow Wow Pitch

MNP Partners with Pow Wow Pitch

As part of the Partnership, MNP will provide the 2021 Pow Wow Pitch Winner and the Winners of the Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards with in-kind services, including accounting tax, market research, sales support, operational planning and long-term strategic and business planning. 

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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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