London owner of Saugeen First Nation based business becomes semi-finalist in Pow Wow Pitch competition
A Londoner is one of 156 semi-finalists from across North America to pitch his business idea to win with the Pow Wow Pitch.
Steven Vanloffeld, owner of Saugeen First Nation-based eSupply Canada was selected as a regional finalist in the Pow Wow 2021 Pitch competition.
As a semi-finalist, Vanloffeld will receive mentorship, training, and access to other opportunities, along with the chance to win $25,000 for his business.
"I applied to Pow Wow Pitch because I have seen how the exposure other Indigenous entrepreneurs have received in previous years' competitions has helped take their business to the next level, says Vanloffeld. "I have a seven-year plan to grow the company to 300 Indigenous-owned franchises, and the opportunity that Pow Wow Pitch provides in helping me reach that goal is immeasurable."
"This year, Pow Wow Pitch scaled across Turtle Island and I have been blown away by the passion, resilience, impact and comradery of all the semi-finalists," says Sunshine Tenasco, Founder of Pow Wow Pitch.
The competition for emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs provides a safe, supportive, collaborative, space for aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs.
For more information on Pow Wow Pitch, vote, to watch the event virtually, visit their website.