"We wanted to build what we wish we had growing up."

The co-founders of TKS are two brothers – Nadeem and Navid Nathoo. They founded TKS on the belief that as a society we are not optimizing human potential, and if we unlocked the full potential of young people they could solve the world’s biggest problems. Prior to TKS, they started and sold companies in Silicon Valley, consulted for Fortune 50 companies, and worked on microfinance and early childhood education in developing countries.

Our Beliefs

We built TKS on fundamental core beliefs that shape our mission and organization.

Young people have the ability to achieve far more than what most people think.

Developing a foundational mindset is the most important part of human development.

We can apply new technologies and sciences to solve many of the world's most important problems.

We need modern education methods to adapt with the fast-changing world we live in.

The limit on global progress is the ambition of the most ambitious.

There aren't enough smart people in the world working on solving important problems.

Our Team

Our team is on a mission to help young people shape the future. These are the people behind the
scenes that are the building the foundation of TKS

Brandon Jennings
Activate Director
Damian Matheson
Ottawa and Virtual
Dan Jacob
Partnerships
Genni Tran
Digital Marketing Specialist
Harrison Nolan
Virtual
Ian Lockhart
Ottawa and Virtual Director
Jennah Dohms
Virtual
Kim Parnell
Toronto Director
Mia Nguyen
Operations Associate
Michael Raspuzzi
Activate
Nadeem Nathoo
Co-Founder
Navid Nathoo
Co-Founder
Niloo Ravaei
Toronto
Roberta Lindal,
Marketing
Steven ten Holder
Vancouver and Virtual

Problems We Train Students to Solve

We fundamentally believe that there aren't enough smart people in the world working on solving hard problems. Here are areas that we think are important, which all have problems that need solving. Many of these problems are waiting to be solved by the next generation of people who care about the future of humanity. At TKS, we believe that society can't sit around and hope someone will solve these problems - we need to be intentional about training these people to learn how to solve big problems from a young age.