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Meet Your Coordinator: Kosuke Toba – CBDC Humber 

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What’s your name?  

Kosuke Toba 

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?  

CBDC Humber 

What are some of your favourite hobbies? 

BJJ, Boxing, Snowboarding, Chess, and Business. 

What’s your favourite movie? 

The Founder  

What is your favourite band/artist?

ACDC 

What is your favourite restaurant?

Mary Browns, BIG MARY MONDAY!! 

Do you have any pets?

No I don’t have any pets.

Fun fact about you?

I love hot sauce. 

What does entrepreneurship mean to you? 

Entrepreneurship is about creating businesses or initiatives that not only solve current problems but also have the potential to leave a positive legacy for future generations. 

What is the coolest business you have heard of? 

One of the most fascinating businesses I’ve come across is SpaceX. Their mission isn’t just about going to Mars; it’s about revolutionizing space exploration and making it accessible to humanity. Their ambitious goal of colonizing Mars captures the imagination and represents a leap forward in our understanding of the universe. 

What are you looking forward to most this summer? 

This summer, I’m eagerly anticipating the opportunity to lay the foundation for enlightening young minds about the world of business. It’s a chance to spark curiosity, foster entrepreneurial spirit, and equip the next generation with essential knowledge and skills to navigate the dynamic landscape of business. 

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

In my region, Corner Brook, there’s a rich array of enticing business prospects awaiting young entrepreneurs. From the fertile fields of agriculture to the cutting-edge realm of technology, from the bustling avenues of retail to the foundation-building world of construction, the opportunities are diverse and promising. It’s an exciting landscape brimming with potential for those eager to innovate and make their mark on the local and global stage. 

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

Youth in NL should know that Youth Ventures offers the essential resources and support to transform any business dream into reality. With our guidance and assistance, aspiring entrepreneurs can tap into a wealth of tools and mentorship to navigate the path to success. Whether it’s refining a business idea, accessing funding opportunities, or gaining valuable skills, Youth Ventures empowers young individuals to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations with confidence and determination. 

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

For anyone considering starting a business, my advice is to remain open-minded and flexible. While it’s important to have a vision, don’t become overly fixated on a single idea. Instead, be willing to adapt and evolve as circumstances change. Additionally, seek guidance and insights from experienced professionals within your industry. Listening to advice from those who have navigated the challenges of entrepreneurship can provide invaluable wisdom and perspective to help you succeed on your entrepreneurial journey. 

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

CBDC Humber 19 Union St, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6G1 

Tele: 709-639-3063 

Email: Humber@youthventuresnl.com 

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