Meet Your Coordinator: Abe Derradji-Aouat – Empower NL 

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What’s your name?  
Abe Derradji-Aouat 

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?  
Empower NL St. John’s 

What are some of your favourite hobbies? 
Fixing cars, trucks, and other small engines. 

What’s your favourite movie? 
The Wolf of Wall Street 

What is your favourite band/artist? 

What is your favourite restaurant? 
Jungle jim’s 

Do you have any pets? 

Fun fact about you? 
I was born here in Newfoundland and spent my whole life here.  

What does entrepreneurship mean to you? 
The ability to run all aspects of a business no matter how small or big. 

What is the coolest business you have heard of? 
Mobile dog grooming  

What are you looking forward to most this summer? 
Helping entrepreneurs run a business from start to finish and everything in between 

What are some interesting business opportunities you see for young entrepreneurs in your region? 
There are all kinds of interesting opportunities. Pet care, auto detailing, plants, 

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures? 
We can help them with their goals, it doesn’t matter if your business is already started or if you do not even have an idea. 

What is a piece of advice you have for people of any age who are considering starting a business? 
Find something you’re good at and do it better than anyone else. 

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business? (Please include site address, work number and your YV email) 

Empower NL 4 Escasoni Pl, St. John’s, NL. 

Tele: 709-722-4031 

Email: empower@youthventuresnl.com 

Linkedin: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/aouat  


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