Abbie - The Hideout

Updated: Mar 4, 2020

What’s the business that you came up with during the IDEA centre and where is it now? While at the IDEA Centre I worked on creating The Hideout which is student event business that focuses on healthy food and mind. I worked on this project with my partner Jenna. Our first idea was to start a café for only students but in the end, we couldn’t find a spot that would help students all over Saint John so after research and lots of mentoring we decided to just do pop up events for students/ teens from ages 13-18 years old. We thought about the youth in our community and that events were happening, but age was restricting the youth to have fun. Right now, Jenna and I have put it on the side as we start university and college. But Jenna and I will start up the business once we have settled into our new adventures in school.

What are you doing and working on nowadays? Right now, I am focusing on my other business called Mighty Tides which is a social enterprise with the Saint John Boys and Girls Club Mighty Tides is a clothing company where we use the name Mighty Tides to empower the youth in Saint John and embrace SJ title of the highest tides in the world. I have started on the website and finding more local

If a high school student contacted you now, in what ways do you think you could help them? I have contacts through my volunteer work in the community. I am good with simple graphic design work and another computer technology. I am a good listen and good to bounce off ideas to get your creative juices flowing, I am also very crafty in any things and can find a solution to any problem.

What advice do you have for young entrepreneurs that are just starting out? Don’t stress out, you are capable of amazing things the only thing stopping you is yourself. So always stay positive negative words can influence on what you think so be sure to be your own cheerleader you got this.

Favourite quote? ALWAYS remember you are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem and SMARTER than you think