Providing Indigenous entrepreneurs with business mentors, training & tools.
Friday, June 2nd, 2023 | Sklar Wilton & Associates is pleased to announce their continued partnership with Pow Wow Pitch, North America’s premier pitch competition and non-profit organization supporting emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, for its 2023 Pow Wow Pitch Program.
The 2023 Pow Wow Pitch Program will provide support to more than 2,500 Indigenous entrepreneurs with mentorship, funding, training, marketing, and a safe and trusted community of support.
“We are honoured to continue our partnership with Pow Wow Pitch – an organization that works tirelessly to support Indigenous entrepreneurs” said Jennifer Marley, Partner at Sklar Wilton & Associates. “We have been so impressed with the program and the work these entrepreneurs have done over the past two years and can’t wait to see what this year’s finalists will accomplish.”
Sklar Wilton’s team will volunteer as mentors offering 1:1 virtual advisory support to the finalists during the Bootcamp program. In addition, Pow Wow Pitch entrepreneurs will have access to a Learning Toolkit which includes curated tools and templates designed by Sklar Wilton to help Indigenous entrepreneurs plan and grow their businesses. Finally, Sklar Wilton will support Pow Wow Pitch when market research is needed to measure the impact on Indigenous entrepreneurs who participated in the program.
“Our partnership with Sklar Wilton & Associates has been an incredible journey, one filled with purpose and heart. Through this collaboration, Pow Wow Pitch and Sklar Wilton have not only strengthened our organizations but also touched the lives of Indigenous entrepreneurs in profound ways. We are working together to create a nurturing environment where Indigenous businesses can flourish. Sklar Wilton’s unwavering support and expertise have empowered us to better serve our community, equipping us with the tools and resources needed for their success. What makes this partnership truly special is the genuine care and understanding that Sklar Wilton brings to the table. They have taken the time to listen, to learn, and to embrace the unique challenges faced by Indigenous entrepreneurs. In doing so, they have not only helped us grow but have also expanded their own horizons. We are honoured and grateful to be on this journey with Sklar Wilton. Together, we are building bridges, breaking barriers, and creating opportunities that have a lasting impact. Our shared commitment to fostering inclusivity and empowering Indigenous businesses drives us forward, and we look forward to the remarkable future we will build together.” – Sunshine Tenasco, Founder of Pow Wow Pitch
To learn more about the partnership between Pow Wow Pitch and Sklar Wilton & Associates, visit https://www.powwowpitch.org/SklarWilton.
About Pow Wow Pitch
Pow Wow Pitch is an entrepreneurship program for emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs, which provides a safe, supportive, collaborative, empowering and culturally supportive environment that addresses the unique challenges of Indigenous entrepreneurs and aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs. Pow Wow Pitch enhances, develops and accelerates the growth for current and aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs in a sustainable way through programs and resources. In addition, community leadership through volunteerism is promoted to reflect respect and reciprocity as the foundation of the Pow Wow Pitch. For more information, visit https://www.powwowpitch.org/.
About Sklar Wilton & Associates
Sklar Wilton & Associates is a leading Strategy and Insights consultancy helping clients solve their toughest business challenges to unlock growth and build stronger brands. Merging Strategic Advisory Services with best-in-class Research and Analytics allows us to deliver results that engage, empower, and drive real action. For more than 35 years, we have been dedicated to helping others succeed. We believe in a company culture where individual differences and perspectives are recognized and embraced; and a workplace that is inclusive and equitable for all. Learn more about us at https://www.sklarwilton.com