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Calling all Indigenous Entrepreneurs! Applications are now open for the Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards recognizing excellence and impact in Indigenous entrepreneurship. 🏆

Nominations and applications close July 31st. Apply now: https://t.co/bhqLa8LZyf @PowWowPitch https://t.co/Mz5SJX8tzX

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Congratulations @RimaAristocrat 🥳🥳 https://t.co/nwp6L0KJdF

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💡In partnership with @invest_canada, we participated in a @FuturEconomy spotlight series which features four experts from the CAV ecosystem and explores Ottawa’s unique position as a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.

Read the full feature: https://t.co/ZSNz7zoQCP https://t.co/caaDhJUQCD

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Via the @OBIOscience Early Adopter Health Network, market-ready clinical technology companies can gain real-world clinical evidence and demonstrate their value to the healthcare system. Apply by July 30 to be considered for the summer 2021 cohort! https://t.co/20rxINeYHW https://t.co/5G3uJMC90W

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It’s a busy week for Indigenous entrepreneurship!

📆July 29 Ishkode https://t.co/gW2vKSi4Wv
🛍️July 30 We Thrive deadline https://t.co/KSt6eKDTMw
📣July 31 @PowWowPitch deadline https://t.co/PoNEjIgkGz
🏆 July 31 Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards deadline https://t.co/bhqLa8uoGH https://t.co/WyBd0zh7K9

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The  Xtreme Talent Accelerator Program (XTAP) is  partnered with Canadian & global market leaders to offer fully funded  workshops  featuring  the most current,  ready-to-use and in-demand tech skills  of today and tomorrow.  

💡Learn more: https://t.co/UYBK6Lhtxu https://t.co/l866EuFtz0

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Hello 2021 Summer Company cohort! 🌞💼

We are excited to welcome 27 entrepreneurs including custom jewelry shops, game development companies & gourmet desserts. https://t.co/OiREGdYDwM

Thank you to our sponsors @RBC for making six of our incumbents possible. 🙌 https://t.co/djBWwIctCB

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Do you know an Indigenous entrepreneur making a difference in their community? Nominate them or invite them to apply for the Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards! 🏆Nominations and applications close July 31st.

📝Apply now: https://t.co/bhqLa8uoGH @PowWowPitch https://t.co/87lbVrhDh9

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Don’t forget to get yours! Learn more below⬇️ https://t.co/ZIbGGk4jwo

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🎬@mindbridge_ai is a 5-year-old Ottawa firm that developed the world’s first AI-powered auditing solution to help companies restore confidence in their financial data. Learn more about MindBridge AI’s work in Ottawa: https://t.co/sOsbDON7gm.

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