Meet Your Coordinator: Jack Strickland – CBDC Gateway 

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What’s your name?  

Jack Strickland 

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?  

Gateway CBDC in Channel Port-aux-Basques 

What are some of your favourite hobbies? 

Going on walks with my dog and weekend hangouts with my friends! 

What’s your favourite movie? 


What is your favourite band/artist? 

Fleetwood Mac 

What is your favourite restaurant? 

Almas in the Grand Bay mall 

Do you have any pets? 

Yes! A dog and a cat! 

Fun fact about you? 

I am in school for psychology! 

What does entrepreneurship mean to you? 

Turning something that you’re interested in into your job  

What is the coolest business you have heard of? 

Kris’ Kustoms here in Port-aux-Basques! He does auto-body repair and detailing 

What are you looking forward to most this summer? 

Helping youth turn an idea into something real 

What are some interesting business opportunities you see for young entrepreneurs in your region? 

With the summer coming so many opportunities open up! Creating a business that could operate in kiosks and outdoors tasks like car cleaning and lawncare. 

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures? 

You do not need any prior experience in business, and you are not expected to have it all figured out before you come in! 

What is a piece of advice you have for people of any age who are considering starting a business? 

Be confident and don’t be afraid to take the risk with starting a business 

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?  

Come see me in the office or set up an appointment through phone! 

52 Main Street, Channel Port-aux-Basques, NL 

(709) 695-7406 


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