Wisconsin Native Business Plan Pitch Contest

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Wisconsin Native Business Plan Pitch Contest

WIEDC in collaboration with SCORE,FNCF, Woodland Financial Partners, and NATOW bring to you the 2023 Business Plan Pitch Contest!

By Wisconsin Indigenous Economic Development Corp.

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, June 21 · 9am - 5pm CDT


Menominee Casino & Resort N277 Wisconsin 47 Keshena, WI 54135

About this event

  • 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The purpose is to help aspiring Native American Entrepreneurs in Wisconsin kickstart their entrepreneurial journey with up-front support, guidance, mentoring, and technical assistance through a workshop around the 10-Step Business Planning Guide and the Pitch Anything S.T.R.O.N.G. framework. These workshops will help prepare you to start writing your winning business plan as you look to secure funding, pitch to investors, or potential business partners. Are you ready to pitch your best stuff for the chance at $5,000?

The Wisconsin Native Business Plan Pitch Contest is open to ALL NATIVE AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS in the state of Wisconsin. The Business Plan Pitch Contest is free to join, there is no cost to participate. We are providing two $5,000 awards to the winners of the pitch contest, as long as they meet the requirements. The requirements are very simple, see below.

Requirements to Participate:

Native American in the state of Wisconsin

Register Online for the Contest

Participate in the Business Planning and “Pitch Anything” Workshop

Show us your stuff in person on June 21 in Keshena Wisconsin

That’s it! Our workshops are designed to help you gain clarity of your business idea, structure the idea into a comprehensive business plan, then teach you how to craft a pitch for the contest.

About the organizer

Working together, WIEDC's Members collaborate and leverage resources to maximize access to loans, training and counseling to best serve the enrolled Members of the 11 Federally recognized Tribes in Wisconsin – both on and off reservation communities.

WIEDC's Members collectively bring millions of dollars to Wisconsin Indian Country from corporations, foundations and government programs to deliver our continuum of loan products and capacity-building technical assistance.