Program

Olympic level training for future innovators and CEOs.

The founders of TKS are entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley who have built and sold companies. They designed the TKS program with successful CEOs and global leaders, while also adopting new ideas from disruptive companies like Google and Facebook. The goal of the program is to train young people to maximize their ability to make an impact in the world. Ok, enough reading, scroll down to see what we actually do.

The Basics.

Weekly In-Person Sessions

Students are placed in a cohort of 30-40 people. Each cohort meets every weekend for 10 months (September - June). The specific day/time will be sent to you after you're accepted into the program.

Application & Interview

To join TKS, you must be accepted. There is an application and interview process. During the application process, be authentic and let your unique personality shine. Show us why you'd be a good fit for TKS.

Tuition & Financial Aid

We've hired amazing people to give you an incredible experience at TKS - and those people need salaries. But, we don't want finances to stop you from joining. We offer financial aid to support those who need it.

High School Students

TKS is designed for students ages 13-17 years old (grades 8-12). As long as students are still 17 by September, they are eligible to apply. We do make exceptions for students taking gap years. We also have a program for students 11-13 years old, but that's only in Toronto right now.

What happens in sessions?

Ah yes, the big question. In the next section you'll learn about what happens during a session. There are 4 main types of sessions: tech/science, challenges, hackathons, and philosophy. We're not a typical STEM program, we're a human accelerator. Our sessions are very interactive and we don't do lectures. This isn't like school.

Challenges

Solve real problems with large companies and startups.

During TKS, you will work on problems that companies haven’t solved yet. We call these challenges. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, and if you want to learn how to solve big problems, then might as well get started now!

CEO-Level Training

To solve these problems, you will get executive level training. We use frameworks and mental models from top-tier organizations (e.g. McKinsey & Company). You'll learn how the best CEOs solve problems.

#FigureItOut

You have it easy in school. Want to know the answer? Flip to the back of the text book. Guess what, the real-world doesn't work like that. In TKS, you'll learn how to solve problems that don't have solutions.

Companies we've done challenges with in the past

Hackathons

Work in teams to design solutions to problems around a specific theme.

During hackathon sessions, you’ll have 3-6 hours to design a solution around a theme. These themes can be technologies like Artificial Intelligence or they can be problems in areas like energy access in developing countries. 

Design Sprints

Companies like Google use design sprints to create new products. You'll learn how to do these types of sprints so you can bring your ideas to life.

Pitch Your Ideas

You will pitch your ideas to TKS mentors, who will be helping you ideate, and also judging your final projects. Get their unique insights and advice.

Platform

You'll love our new online platform.

When you’re in TKS, you can use this platform to learn about new technologies outside of the sessions, connect with other TKS kids globally, and track your progress.

Explore & Learn

Use our explore modules to learn about 40+ new technologies and sciences, like AI, Gene Editing, Quantum Computing, and more!

Try Our Explore Modules

Meet People

You can meet TKS students and alumni from around the world to share ideas and work on projects together.

Mindsets & Life

“The mind is everything; what you think you become” – Socrates

In TKS, you will build a strong foundational mindset that will help you throughout your life. Below are some of the areas we discuss and train during the program.

Philosophy

We learn from the wisest people in history about life and different ways to see the world.

Thinking 10x

Train yourself to think big like Elon Musk and Bill Gates so you can leave your mark.

Boss Mentality

Develop your inner CEO. Be the boss you are and learn how to embody it everyday.

Bias Towards Action

Build strategies and techniques to get more stuff done and increase your personal capacity.

Stoicism

Use this mindset to help you keep moving forward and not be held back by memories of the past.

Authenticity

Don't pretend to be someone else. Be your authentic self. Become the person you want to be.

Gratitude

We have more than kings could dream of. It's not about what you want, it's about what you have.

Growth Mindset

Learn to embrace failure and making mistakes. That's the best way to grow and learn.

What happens outside sessions?

There's lots of stuff going on during the week. This is where your true growth will happen. We've built our online platform to help you. In addition to the technology you'll have access to, we also organize exclusive opportunities for you so you can get unique experience to help you grow. See below to learn more.

Company Tours

Getting exposure to the real world is important, which is why we like organizing company tours to places like LinkedIn and Google.

Guest Speakers

We invite special guest speakers to give presentations to our students, like our bff Evan, the CEO of Snapchat.

TKShowcase

At the end of the year, we host a big event for the whole city, TKS students give presentations, demos, and panel talks on the projects they’ve been building during the year. It’s the grand finale to the program. 

Speaking at conferences

In TKS, we train you on how to deliver world-class presentations. Our students have spoken at conferences across the world.  This is not guaranteed, since you need to be invited to speak at conferences. However, TKS provides the opportunity to select students to attend exclusive conferences and share their ideas with the world. 

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