"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

Navid Nathoo
Co-Founder
Nadeem Nathoo
Co-Founder
Ian Lockhart
Head of Program
Roberta Lindal
Director of Marketing
Dan Jacob
Director of Partnerships
Donnie Yee
Director of Operations
Kim Parnell
Head of Partner Relations
Steven ten Holder
Vancouver and Virtual Director
Brandon Jennings
Activate Director
Jennah Dohms
Director, Virtual Program
Damian Matheson
Ottawa Director
Skylor Lane
Director, Toronto Program
Andrés Velarde
Director, Virtual Program
Niloo Ravaei
Associate Director, Toronto
Pranav Menon
Associate Director, Virtual Program
Alec Ngai
Enrollment Experience Lead
Aatik Chopra
Associate Director, Virtual Program
Mikaela Ergas Lenett
Associate Director, Activate Program
Steven Ritchie
Associate Director, Virtual Program
Ashley Hogge
Customer Service Lead

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.