SOAR kihiw paskîyâkêwin INDIGENOUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITION

Awarding $30k to local Indigenous entrepreneurs growing their business

 

 

 

 

 

SREDA’s SOAR kihiw paskîyâkêwin Indigenous Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by PIC Group awards a total of $30,000 cash to promising Indigenous businesses ready to grow. Get your business to the next level and sharpen your entrepreneurial skills through coaching sessions before a final competition pitching to local experts.

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Tickets are now on-sale for the SOAR Pitch Finale!

Eligibility

  • Business located in the Saskatoon Region
  • At least 51% Indigenous-owned
  • Independently owned, operated and created by the entrepreneur
  • Age 18+
  • 1 – 10 employees
  • Business must be in operation for 2 years or more
  • Must meet or be in the process of meeting all regulatory requirements by law
  • Proof of Ancestry is required
  • Businesses that have received cash prizes from the SOAR program in the past, are not eligible.

Program Details

1. Application Round

2. Coaching Round

The top 15 entrepreneurs chosen from the application round will participate in one-on-one coaching sessions with local business experts specializing in finance, legal, marketing, business strategy and entrepreneurship. The experts will guide and advise both the business and the entrepreneur.

3. Finale Pitch

The top five entrepreneurs chosen from the coaching round will pitch their business to a panel of judges at the SOAR kihiw paskîyâkêwin Indigenous Entrepreneurship Competition Finale on April 21. The judges will then choose which entrepreneur(s) are awarded the cash prize.

Important Dates

Applications Open – February 8, 2022

Applications Close – March 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Coaching Sessions – March 30, 2022

Finale Pitch Competition – April 21, 2022

Thank you to our 2022 SOAR sponsors!


Kristen Johannesson

Manager, Projects

Business in Saskatoon

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Key Industries

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Kristen Johannesson

Manager, Projects
(306) 664-0727

Business in Saskatoon

Saskatoon’s mix of economic diversity, low business costs and high quality of life make it the perfect place for businesses and people to thrive.

Key Industries

Saskatoon is home to the natural resources that feed, fuel and fertilize the world, as well as the innovations that surround these industries.