“We are proud to work alongside Pow Wow Pitch to celebrate the hard work and talent of the Indigenous entrepreneurship community,” says Clayton Norris, Vice-President of Indigenous Services at MNP. “Indigenous entrepreneurs have the power to transform industries — and we are inspired by their ability to weave an uncompromising focus on sustainability, inclusivity, and immersive brand storytelling into exceptional business plans.”
This year, MNP will support Pow Wow Pitch as a Community-Level Sponsor and engage its employees as mentors for Pow Wow Pitch entrepreneurs virtually and on the ground at pow wows across Canada. In addition, this year, MNP will support Pow Wow Pitch Finalists with 8-hours of in-kind services each to help them advance significant business, strategic and financial planning goals.
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.
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.