Heather Abbey, fourth from right (holding sign) and Brett WIlson at the Pitch Party on Nov. 14.
Heather Abbey, fourth from right (holding sign) and Brett WIlson at the Pitch Party on Nov. 14.

Pitching a great idea

Local Indigenous businesswoman Heather Abbey recently won the Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence’s 2016 pitch party.

Her 60-second presentation topped the annual business competition hosted by the Wilson Centre, founded as a partnership with the University of Saskatchewan and established in 2007 with a $1-million gift from entrepreneur and philanthropist Brett Wilson, a U of S alumnus.

Abbey, originally from the Little Pine First Nation, founded her Saskatoon-based business, Shopindig.ca, in 2010 to promote products made by Indigenous artisans.

Read more about her story in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix here

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