Do you run a business or have a business idea?

Are you going to the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival in Ottawa, Ontario on June 25th?

Pre-Register Now to Pitch to WIN!

Join us live at the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival in Ottawa, Ontario, on June 25, 2022, and share your 1-minute business pitch to win funds and the entire community's support!

Who qualifies?

Any Indigenous person with a business idea or a business of any type and in any industry can pitch for a chance to win cash prizes and gain a community of support.

All contestants get: 

  • Immediate entrance into the Turtle Island Pow Wow Pitch competition.
  • Free access to the Indigenous Startup Program.
  • More than $1,000 worth of free technology, tools and support.
  • The chance to be featured on the Pow Wow Pitch Marketplace launching later this year and to have us buy up to 2,500 units of your products or services for a 2022 Mailer Box.

Pow Wow Pitch Time Table, Main Stage

10:00 - 11:00  AM - First Round 

Pre-register below to confirm your spot.

1:00 - 1:10 PM - Top 10 Announcement 

After Grand Entry, we take 10 minutes to announce the Top 10 and pair them with mentors to prepare for the Final Pitch.

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Top 10 Pitch to Judges

The Top 10 will take the stage with the final 1-Minute Pitch followed by 2-minutes of Q&A with the Judges in front of the audience.

4:30 - 4:45 PM - Winner Announcements and Fan Favourite Voting

 Pow Wow Pitch announces the Manito Ahbee Winners and Fan Favourite!


Where and When:

Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival
Mādahòki Farm
4420 West Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON
June 25th | Starting at 10 AM


$5,000 1st Prize + Gold Ticket to Pitch at Grand Finale for
$2,500 2nd Prize
$1,000 3rd Prize
$500 Youth Prize 
$500 Fan Favourite

How to Participate:

STEP 1 - Complete the pre-entry form.
STEP 2 - Arrive early to avoid loosing your spot.

STEP 3 - Meet at the stage at 9.45 am for role call.
STEP 4 - Present your 1-Minute Pitch on stage.
STEP 5 - Come back to the stage at 1 PM to find out if you made it to the Top 10. 

When you pre-register, we will send you all of the details. 

What to Include in Your 1-Minute Pitch:

  • Introduce yourself and where you are from.
  • Tell us the name of your business and what you want to sell or already sell.
  • Tell us how you would use $25,000 to take your idea or business to the next level.
  • BONUS: Tell us why you want to do this? Who is part of your team? Your traction to date? Your vision for the future?


If you have any questions, email