Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program

Creatives Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program in Partnership with CSKT, NADC, and Triia.

This June through July 2023, Creatives Indigenous is hosting a 6-week entrepreneurship accelerator program to empower Indigenous creative entrepreneurs in the Montana area.

Creatives Indigenous by Native Max takes creative Indigenous entrepreneurs from the starting line to start-up status and beyond through an array of accelerator programs and more.

Due to the success of the first Creatives Indigenous Innovation Challenge, we are taking over and partnering with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, Native American Development Corporation, and TRIIA to host another program. Applications close May 29th.

This 6-week program is for Native makers, artists, innovators, and visionaries looking to disrupt the status quo and put Native creativity at the forefront of the creative business world.

In the challenge, you’ll work and connect with world-class Native business mentors, collaborate with a cohort of like-minded Native creatives, and engage in an intensive, hands-on program.

The outcome? You’ll get the expertise to:

  • Hone in on a business idea
  • Make a sustainable business plan
  • Launch into new markets (local and worldwide)
  • Get the perfect pitch to raise financing
  • Find mission-aligned investors
  • Connect with a network of like-minded entrepreneurial experts and collaborator

As Indigenous people, we operate best and thrive within communities of support, which is why we cultivate spaces for creative Indigenous entrepreneurs— a safe place where they can be open and supportive of each other and their business ideas.

Creative Indigenous entrepreneurs who participate in our programs can also personalize their learning journeys with coaching, 1:1 mentorships, group Q&A sessions, and more!

Challenge 2023 Dates:

  • Application Deadline — May 29th
  • Onboarding — June 1st
  • Kick Off Event — June 3rd
  • Class Meetings — June 6th – July 13th
  • Deep Dive — July 21st & 22nd
  • Pitch Event — July 22nd

If selected for the program, the 2023 LABS fee is $60 per person. Payment in full or a payment plan option is available. Payments must be made within 48 hours after acceptance to secure your spot.

NOTE: If you cannot afford this fee, after being accepted into the program, you may instead submit a letter with your CSKT Tribal information to have your fee waived after the completion of the program.

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