A big shout out and much love to Tides Canada. Thanks to their generous support and vision Pow Wow Pitch has secured their main sponsor, an organization dedicated to the future prosperity of Canada and all its people through innovative and sustainable solutions. Here is how they put it.
"Tides Canada Mission: to provide uncommon solutions for the common good by helping Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity."
We thank them for seeing Pow Wow Pitch as an enabler of their vision. More details to come but we are so close to raising all the prize money. Sweet.
Pow Wow Pitch is fast approaching and we would like to thank all the supporters who are making Pow Wow Pitch a reality. From the wonderful judges who are experienced entrepreneurs and leaders themselves, to the people who have donated to our indiegogo campaign, along with the sponsors who have put their hard earned money and services behind the next generation of bright aboriginal ideas. We ask you to show them some love and support the businesses and associations that are supporting us. Meegwetch.
Eve-Volution is dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of fem-led entrepreneurship in the generative economy space. Eve-Volution's founder, Petra Kassun-Mutch herself is an award winning dairy entrepreneur, former Executive Director and now Strategic Advisor for OCAD U's Imagination Catalyst (The University's start up incubator). She also serves as CIO for Social Venture Partners Toronto, and is well known in Toronto's start up space as both an advocate and mentor. Meet her at Pow wow Pitch and share a conversation.
W. Brett Wilson is one of Canada’s best known entrepreneurs and innovative philanthropists. Recognized from his time on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and the many appearances he has made at venues across the country promoting entrepreneurship. In his latest book, Redefining Success, Brett opens up to share his experiences and how he was forced to re-prioritize his life; putting health and relationships first.
Just to make sure you know where we are holding Pow Wow Pitch. It is at the Ottawa Summer Solstice Pow Wow. Not only do you get to work on your business ideas but your family gets to enjoy a great Pow Wow event. Bring the family because being an entrepreneur is a family commitment.
Your chance to donate and choose wonderful native art as your perk.
Naomi Sarazin, from Pikwakanagan, Ontario has donated a pair of her hand beaded sunglasses to Pow Wow Pitch. "The future is so bright we have to wear shades" Naomi Sarazin
Kelly Nahwegahbow Original
First Nations designer, Kelly Nahwegahbow is donating one of her spectacular handcrafted necklaces to Pow Wow Pitch. Please visit her Facebook page at The Beaded Drum
We are into the last week of our campaign on Indiegogo and we have some awesome perks to give away. Donate and enjoy. If you like good food and great conversation, then these perks are for you.
Dinner with Rich Francis!
Rich Francis, Top Chef Canada Finalist will be cooking one lucky person a Rich Francis original dish and dine with them!
Dinner with Waubgeshig Rice
One lucky person will have the opportunity to have a dinner for two with the legendary reporter and author Waubgeshig Rice!
We launched our Indiegogo Campaign yesterday to raise funds for Pow Wow Pitch. As you know it wasn't smooth sailing getting started but with the commitment of volunteers and the support from The Ottawa Solstice Pow Wow we kicked it off again. But we need your help. Please go here and make a donation. All the money raised will go to providing prizes to the top 3 places in the competition so they can go on to make their ideas happen. And just think you might get to contribute to the next big company success story to come from Great Turtle Island.
Here is a short video from Sunshine Tenasco, the believer and organiser of Pow Wow Pitch.
What awesome judges. Come and meet inspirational people, learn their stories and see how with determination you can turn your ideas in to businesses. To inspire and be inspired.
We got the message, you have asked for it and now Pow Wow Pitch is back on. Really it never went away, we just took a short break, reorganised and now we have a strong team of dedicated volunteers committed to providing an opportunity for talented, innovative and courageous indigenous entrepreneurs to share their ideas for products and services that will make a difference in their communities, Canada and of course the world.
So please come and support us at the Pow Wow and if you are an entrepreneur thinking about starting a business or growing an existing business then sign up and come down to meet others like you, share experiences and of course pitch your ideas to win a number of great prizes to help your business start or grow. Every journey starts with a first step so why shouldn't we start it together at Pow Wow Pitch.