Meet Your Coordinator – Taiwo Ilyas – Associations for New Canadians

What is your name? 

Taiwo Ilyas

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of? 

Associations for New Canadians in St john’s

What are some of your favourite hobbies? 

Reading and travelling 

What’s your favourite movie?

 X-Men Series

What is your favourite band? 

Maroon 5

What is your favourite restaurant?

The Fish Exchange

Do you have any pets? 


What does entrepreneurship mean to you? 

Turning an idea into a reality and making it a successful business through hard work

What is the coolest business you heard of? 

Photography (Art), Virtual math training and selling homemade yogurt.

What are you looking forward to most this summer? 

Helping youths bring their ideas to life.

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

Dog walking, Virtual music training.

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

Youth ventures can provide the resources needed to help bring up an idea into an accomplished business. 

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know? 

Starting a business is not easy, just go for it, you can do it. 

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