Where Tradition Meets Innovation
We Help The First Entrepreneurs Serve Nations
We’re on a critical mission to fast-track Indigenous Businesses that aim not to follow, but to lead us into the “New” Economy.
We help connect the vision of growth and community, balance with opportunities, partners, mentors, and investors.
Our Focus is on “Leapfrog” Businesses that clearly Stand Out by:
Leveraging Indigenous Ways of Being:
We firmly believe that the relationship between Indigenous businesses, the land, and their communities is a source of unparalleled strength. We empower businesses to utilize this unique foundation to create a competitive edge and a deep entrepreneurial spirit.
Seizing Global Market opportunities
We’re passionate about helping Indigenous businesses tap into national and global market opportunities. Through the fusion of traditional wisdom, technological acceleration and global transformation, we position these businesses on the world stage.
Balancing Economic Development:
INDIGENEXT is dedicated to achieving the balance between economic development, Indigenous entrepreneurship and the community in sync with the entrepreneur. We understand that true success for our business leaders is deeply rooted in community and must weave these needs together.
We help connect the vision of growth and community balance with opportunities, partners, elders, mentors, and investors.
New Projects & Initiatives
Ki’kw – The World’s Tallest “Totem” Pole, Interpretive Centre and Tourist Attraction
tumtum threads – Redefining Indigenous Manufacturing
"Reconciliation Through Innovation" - Indigenext Launch 2015
Indigenext launched with a research paper on the state of Global Indigenous Accelerators we created in partnership with the Sauder School of Business at UBC. At that time there were less than a dozen such Accelerators on the global digital map and only one other on Canada’s east Coast, JEDI an early and long term collaborator.
Our role is to seamlessly connect ambitious growth and restorative visions with tangible opportunities, drawing upon a rich tapestry of community, elders, partners, mentors, and investors. Our diverse team and network, ranging from adept financiers, visionary project managers, seasoned startup whales (not sharks), think tank leaders, builders, tinkerers, creative coders, artists, filmmakers, storytellers, and strategic tech innovators, are deeply and equally rooted in the corporate, social impact space, and public and private sector as well as have a deep understanding of NGO and the not for profit sector. We work on-the-ground with entrepreneurs and community realizing the transformative impact of the alignment of traditional wisdom and true wealth.
We Help Indigenous Entrepreneurs Succeed by Supporting their People and Communities
Connected to Land, Sea, Sky and Community
Harmonious Economic Growth: At the heart of INDIGENEXT is a delicate balance between economic growth and the nurturing of Indigenous entrepreneurship within the fabric of community. We believe in prosperity that weaves these elements, fostering an ecosystem where culture, community and land are intrinsically connected to a projects success.
Book a Sit Down
We are happy to sit down with you and discuss how you might be a part of our circle, or us be a part of yours. We don’t like surface conversations or small talk, we prefer to go deep, even if it takes a bit of time or silence to get there. So please come prepared to do just that.
Whether it’s the very beginning of a new idea, or the restoration of a very old idea, we’ve got the patience, know-how and the practical skills to get started and scale up in the right way. We can help you craft a clear vision true to the the values you bring to the table and make that vision take root, and grow.
Business is hard and social enterprise is even harder. If you don’t know what the first step is or just need to be pointed in the right direction, we have an experienced team that has been though something similar and knows the ropes. We facilitate and hold space for connections, conversations and relationship development. We have worked with 50+ nations and partners around economic development, inclusion and innovation.
If you’re an early stage or somewhat established First Nation’s owned business and are looking to grow or expand to new markets, we understand the risks, rewards and proper pathways. We can provide strategic mentorship, access to capital, technology and real-world planning to scale your business.
We empower individuals and groups with the skills they need to effect change within their communities though entrepreneurship and economic development. We have also done deep and significant work in Language and Cultural Revitalization. We are often asked to facilitate and hold space for community building, elder facilitation and youth leadership that covers a wide spectrum of needs, capacity building streams and training.
Indigenext’s office began work in 2015 on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) working alongside our cousins and neighbors the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie) sɛmiˈɑːmu (Semiahmoo), and sc̓əwaθən məsteyəx (Tsawwassen) First Nations. We continue work in those territories as well as holding space and expanding with team members in Kwakwaka’wakw, Lënapehòkink (Lenape) and Tsilhqotʼin (Chilcotin) Territories with the deepest gratitude towards the land, and all it’s beings and people, past, present and future.