“Doing this Pow Wow Pitch was amazing,” said First-Place Winner Tara Hall, Founder of The Indigenous Kitchen. “It was my first try, so I want to say ‘Give it a try and it was worth a shot.’” Tara shares her advice to other entrepreneurs, “Somebody said that the worst case scenario was that someone was going to say ‘No’ to me but to just keep on trying, so that’s what I did.”
“We could not be more proud of Erica and her team,” said Sunshine Tenasco, founder of Pow Wow Pitch. “Erica’s resilience and passion truly shines and watching her grow from a pitcher to a collaborating partner has been an incredible experience. We are so proud to welcome Kejic Productions and can’t wait to see them work their magic.”
“As Canada’s economy continues to evolve, it’s essential that we provide ample opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs to succeed,” said Dwayne Bird, CEO of IndigPro. “We understand that starting a profitable, sustainable business is no easy feat, especially for those facing unique obstacles related to family, community, and culture. However, we are proud to be partners with Pow Wow Pitch as we work towards our shared goal of supporting and removing barriers to growth for Indigenous entrepreneurs. Our collaborative efforts will help build strong, vibrant brands that embody the spirit of winners.”
Through Pow Wow Pitch, Indigenous vendors, artists and entrepreneurs from Canada and the United States can pitch their businesses and business ideas virtually and live at pow wows and Indigenous festivals for their chance to join the Pow Wow Pitch Accelerator program and win more than $200,000 in cash prizes.