Calling all Indigenous entrepreneurs – upcoming opportunities to shine and scale 

Posted in Blog, Community News
Jun 29, 2021

Invest Ottawa is proud to partner with Pow Wow Pitch to help empower and support Indigenous entrepreneurs. 

With submission and nomination deadlines coming up for some great opportunities such as Pow Wow Pitch Competition and the Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards, we wanted to share a few important dates and some information below just to be sure nobody misses out on these great opportunities.

There are also more opportunities available in July through the recently introduced Pow Wow Pitch Indigenous Startup Program Learning Series, which gives Indigenous entrepreneurs access to free learning opportunities that can help them start and grow a thriving business. This month is filled with great sessions – find out more about the program and how to register through the links below.

Pow Wow Pitch  – $50,000 in cash prizes! A poster image for Pow Wow Pitch, reminding potential applicants to apply before July 15th. It reads, Pitch to Win $50,000 in prizes. Deadline July 15, 2021 - website and features the image of 2020 winner Lynn-Marie Angus, Owner of Sister's Sage

**Deadline Extended to July 31st

Pow Wow Pitch is a pitch competition for Indigenous entrepreneurs across Turtle Island to shine the spotlight on pow wow vendors, artists, business builders and innovators from all backgrounds and industries, whether just starting or looking to grow to the next level. 

All applicants get access to more than $1,000 in free tools, technology and resources to start and scale their businesses, and 150 will be shortlisted to pitch for their chance to win $50,000 in cash prizes.

Submit your 1-minute pitch to apply.


Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards Celebrating Excellence in Indigenous Entrepreneurship

A poster invitation graphic calling for applications for nominees for the Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards celebrating excellence in Indigenous Entrepreneurship. Applications close July 31st. The poster also gives the website address of as a destination for those looking for more information

Deadline July 31st

The Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards recognize and celebrate excellence and outstanding impact in Indigenous entrepreneurship.  

Indigenous entrepreneurs and Indigenous-owned businesses across Turtle Island can apply or nominate others for their entrepreneurial perseverance, growth, impact and example as true Indigenous icons of our generation. The deadline for nominations is July 31st.

Nominate someone or apply today. 


Pow Wow Pitch Indigenous Startup Program  – Learning Series

Promotional graphic for the Indigenous Startup Program Learning Series highlighting the Pow Wow Pitch website at

The Pow Wow Pitch Indigenous Startup Program provides Indigenous entrepreneurs with free access to on-demand and LIVE training and free tools and resources to start and grow thriving businesses.

Each week throughout the Summer, Pow Wow Pitch will release new Learning Sessions, LIVE Learn & Build Sessions, and free tools, technology and resources for Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Learn about upcoming events happening through July.

Anyone looking for more information about these great opportunities is encouraged to email Pow Wow Pitch.

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