Calgary’s Knowledge Society inspires new generation of leaders

Calgary's Knowledge Society inspires new generation of leadersCalgary entrepreneur Navid Nathoo thinks Canadian kids don’t have as much ambition as their American counterparts.

With his brother Nadeem, Nathoo is aiming to inspire the next generation to reach a little further, through a unique learning program inspired by the workflow of companies like Google and Facebook.

“When you ask a student what do you want to be when they grow up, in Calgary, they’ll respond with an engineer at Suncor or maybe a lawyer. In Toronto, it might be I want to work at Goldman Sachs or consulting at McKinsey,” Nathoo explained. “But when you go to San Francisco and you ask a Stanford student, what do you want to be when you grow up, they say I want to build the next Google. Build the next electric car company. I want to be like Elon Musk.”

Nathoo has spent the last several years working out of San Francisco, and said there are many Canadian startups in the Silicon Valley – but not enough Canadians actually know about them.

The Knowledge Society, which launches its first program in August, targets kids from 13 to 17-years-old, exposing them to advanced topics like virtual reality, artificial intelligence, next generation cancer treatments and ultra poverty.

Read more at the source: By Aaron Chatha | Jul 05 2016 | Metro News

 

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