Kendal Netmaker is from Sweetgrass First Nation, Saskatchewan. He and his three sisters were raised by a single mother in poverty.
In grade 5, Kendal’s life changed when a friend helped him play soccer by paying the fees and driving him to practices. This kindness opened a whole other world for him that he would have never otherwise experienced. The incredible generosity inspired Kendal to give back when he launched Neechie Gear® – a lifestyle apparel brand that empowers youth through sports.
Kendal has founded and invested in 5 businesses, authored Driven to Succeed and won over 25 business awards, including runner-up at the YBI Global Entrepreneur of the Year & one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40®.