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Origins of The Knowledge Society

Preparing the leaders of tomorrow

An incubator for students to explore innovative topics with like-minded people.

The Knowledge Society

The world is changing faster than ever. Advancements in technology are enabling a proliferation of innovation, which has a strong impact on the way we live. New careers are being created, while other careers are being automated. To successfully impact tomorrow's world, young people need to expose themselves to the latest trends, network with like-minded individuals, and understand how to adapt to rapid change.

TKS is designed to prepare young people (ages 13-17) to become leaders in their industries. The learning space is optimized for creativity, collaboration, and ambition. TKS encourages students to take risks and think big.

  • Cutting-edge topics
  • Innovative mindset
  • Next-generation learning
  • Building global leaders
  • Collaborative work spaces
  • Network of world-class mentors

Directors

Navid Nathoo was the founder and CEO of Airpost, which was acquired by Box (NYSE: BOX) in early 2015. Airpost was a leading cloud security company based in Silicon Valley, which received investment from world-class institutions including Microsoft, TechStars, and Alchemist Accelerator. Post-acquisition, Navid lead product for multiple groups at Box, which included overseeing product technologies in machine learning, big data, and advanced security. As an active alumni for the world's #1 B2B startup accelerator, Alchemist, Navid has been speaking around the world on their behalf. He has been invited to consult international governments on their technology innovation strategies in areas including China, Europe, and South Korea. He is also involved with leading startup organizations including TechStars, AngelHack, SparkLabs, Communitech, and The Accelerator Centre. Navid is an active investor and advisor in multiple B2B startups.

Nadeem Nathoo was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, a global top-tier management consulting firm, where he advised Fortune 500 CEOs on their most salient and challenging issues. His experiences range from Banking, Mining, Aerospace, Telecommunication, and Advanced Industries, to name a few. Nadeem has successfully lead turn-arounds and growth strategies that have had global implications including facilitating a $500 million merger transition and a $2 billion strategic spin-off. Throughout this time, Nadeem has developed a strong passion for cultivating innovative mindsets within environments that aren't typically exposed to forward thinking agendas. Nadeem has advised large corporates on innovation and disruption in outdated industries.

A Message From Navid:

"Nadeem and I started TKS because we wanted to build what we wish we had growing up. We believe the skills required to be successful and influence change should be fostered at an early age. I wasn't exposed to the latest trends in technology and science when I was growing up. I didn’t have mentors guiding me to help me understand what the real world was like and how I would fit into it after school. Most importantly, I wasn't surrounding myself with like-minded people. Like many others, I didn’t realize the importance of these things until much later. When designing the curriculum for TKS, we brought in successful CEOs, executives, and thought leaders across the world to provide their insights on what skill set and mindset need to be trained and practiced early. As a result, TKS has developed a world-class experience designed for young people who want to create the future, become leaders, and influence change."

Mission

Our mission is to develop the next-generation of leaders that will solve the world's most important problems.

  • 1Solve Important Problems
  • 2Think Ahead
  • 3Be Confident
  • 4Be Resourceful
  • 5Take Risks

We need to expose young people to emerging global trends, while helping them build the skill set to lead their generation.

Navid Nathoo, Executive Director
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