The Knowledge Society


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TKS is not a typical STEM program – we’re a human accelerator. Students learn about emerging technologies and sciences, develop foundational mindsets, and tangible skills for people who want to make an impact on the world. 

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Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

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Program Duration

TKS is a 10 month program, which runs from September 2020 to June 2021.

Session Timing

Our sessions are held on the weekend. After a student is accepted into TKS, they will be placed into a cohort, which is when they'll know the timing of their 3 hour session. If there is a conflict with the time, there will be other options to select from.

Cohort Details

There are 3 cohorts in TKS Ottawa. Each cohort is between 25 - 35 students. Students who are accepted will be placed into a cohort based on their personalities, interests, and other factors that optimize friendships and synergies.


To participate in TKS, students must be between 13 - 17 years old.

Program Details

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Our Program
Application Process

Before being accepted into TKS, students must apply. If their application is accepted, they will be interviewed by the program director. There is no prior knowledge of technologies, coding, or science required to join TKS. We look for students with drive, curiosity, and commitment.

Ian Lockhart, Director

Ian Lockhart is an energetic entrepreneur who started his own investment fund prior to joining TKS. During that time, he invested in dozens of young entrepreneurs to help them turn their ideas into profitable businesses. Ian has worked with Fortune 500 brands in media, manufacturing, automotive, and e-commerce

Hassan Bhatti, Director

Hassan Bhatti helped build the world's first quantum machine learning incubator at University of Toronto and is currently the co-founder of CryptoNumerics, an enterprise software company that counts major Fortune 500 companies as customers.

TKS Ottawa is hosted at Impact Hub.

📍 123 Slater St, Ottawa

Option 1: Monthly Fees

$567/Month (10 Months) + $1,000 Deposit

Option 2: One-Time Payment

$5,395 ($270 discount)

🟢 Finanicial Aid

After a student is accepted into the program, our financial services team will work with them to provide assistance. We are committed to helping high-potential students join the program, regardless of their financial situation. If you are worried about the cost, please still apply to TKS. If you get accepted you can work with our team to receive financial aid.

Application Deadline

April 30, 2020

Cohorts Finalized

July 1, 2020

Student On-Boarding

August 21, 2020

Program Kick-Off

September 6, 2020


May 23, 2020

Final Session

June 6, 2020

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"More than anything, I really loved how TKS provided me with the best community in the world - I can relate to everyone, and its so great to have like-minded people to keep you accountable and push you further."

-Aaryan Harshith

“TKS is awesome. There is no better program than this in the world. I owe all my conventional success to this program. I am meeting so much awesome people, and the program is already greatly exceeding my expectations SO MUCH. I couldn't be happier with the experience.”

- Nushaine Ferdinand

"TKS has been a life-changing experience that I am so extremely grateful for. It is crazy how much I have grown already from the program. I have never met so many amazing, driven, like-minded people than I have here at TKS"

 - Jessie Fournier

“This program is absolutely transformative. Because of TKS, I've found myself doing things that I never thought I would have done before. For example, TKS has inspired me to wake up at 5 AM. That is a monumental lifestyle change that has changed my life so much for the better. I leave every session feeling more motivated and more inspired.”

 - Freeman Jiang

“My experience has been amazing so far, I feel like after every session I feel motivated to make progress on my goals. I feel more knowledgeable about science and technology now.”

 - Farah El Siss

“TKS has been a memorable experience. I have learnt so much, especially in terms of growing as a person. I have learnt so much about what mindsets I should employ and develop in order to increase success in my life.

 - Akshaj Darbar

By September, we believe there is a high probability that the physical isolation measures will loosen. However, in case it doesn't, we have contingency measures. We’re committed to being the gold-standard of education (there’s a reason why the World Economic Forum recognized us as a “School of the Future”).
From the beginning, we’ve made large investments in our digital platforms and online infrastructure. This means that we’re 100% prepared for any situation to happen, and if physical distancing continues, we believe that we’ll still be able to deliver an incredible experience. Here’s some of the things we have in place:

  • We’ve developed our own online portal (think of it like LinkedIn meets Google Classroom). Students from all TKS cities can connect with each other here, while also learning about emerging technologies.
  • We use a communication tool called Slack, which allows students to interact throughout the week.
  • We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform that enables us to create monitored breakout rooms, as well as interactive features like whiteboards and polls.
  • We’re hosting special guest speakers from companies like Tesla and NASA, digitally.

We are fully confident that we will deliver a life-changing experience that will impact the trajectory of our student’s lives. There is much more to TKS than the once/week sessions.

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"My experience in TKS has literally been transformative. I’ve adopted so many new mindsets, made friends with people I’ve connected on a completely different level, and made so many lifestyle changes. It’s so incredibly unreal as to how much I’ve grown as a person. PLUS, Ian and Hassan [my directors] are literally so amazing and supportive."

- Eliza Aguhar, TKS Ottawa