The success of Indigenous entrepreneurs elevates communities and beyond to positively impact our country. Nurturing innovation, community well-being, and shared prosperity, Bears' Lair is more than a television show—it’s a platform highlighting the incredible contributions of Indigenous businesses.


The show follows 18 entrepreneurs as they pitch to ‘The Bears’ and guest judges, vying for over $150,000 in funding to fuel their companies. The second season features Grant Thornton Partners Tara Benham as a guest coach and Angie Brown as an advisor on the show's podcast, Beyond the Lair.

As a proud supporter of Bears' Lair, Grant Thornton has worked with Indigenous businesses from coast to coast; connecting with them through our shared values of creating a sense of belonging to support a prosperous, sustainable future for communities. We care about building meaningful change together, which is why we support Indigenous entrepreneurs at every stage of their business to help amplify their cultural and economic contributions and legacy. Continuing our efforts through Bears' Lair is an honour—we're excited to witness the growth journeys of these incredible businesses. 

Read more about our support of Bears' Lair below. 

Globe and Mail Women’s Collective

Meet Geena Jackson, a serial entrepreneur and the show’s creator.

Authentic relationship building and moments that matter

Angie Brown, Advisory Services Leader for Newfoundland & Labrador shares what brings her purpose in her work with Indigenous entrepreneurs.

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Check out the episode guide and meet the contestants.