The World’s First Teen Innovation Accelerator with Navid Nathoo and Viola Seda

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Is the education system dropping the ball with our children? Our world is changing at breakneck speed, and as parents, it’s our job to make sure our kids aren’t left behind.

Allow me to introduce you to a couple of awesome humans, Navid Nathoo and Viola Seda. Navid is the Co-Founder of The Knowledge Society (TKS), the world’s first “human accelerator” exposing teens to future-shaping tools like AI, blockchain, and green energy – stuff you don’t find in typical classrooms.

Viola Seda has worked with AI in billion-dollar companies and was part of a team working on a cure for type-2 diabetes using gene therapy and nanotech. The crazy part is, she’s 14 years old!

Some of my favorite moments of the conversation:

  • How schools fail to prepare our kids.
  • Kids can impact the world too!
  • Help them to find their calling, then step aside.
  • Learn more from life’s stumbles.
  • The downside of parental overprotection.
  • Unconditional love to take on the world.

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Navid Nathoo Bio

Navid Nathoo is the Co-Founder of TKS, a human accelerator program that empowers young people to solve the world’s biggest problems using emerging technologies. Before TKS, he co-founded Airpost, an enterprise cloud security company based in Silicon Valley, which Box acquired (NYSE: BOX) in 2014.

At TKS, Navid is dedicated to helping young people develop skills in artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, to name a few. The program is globally recognized and has successfully nurtured young innovators’ talents. TKS alumni have gone on to build venture-backed companies, join disruptive companies (e.g. SpaceX, Google, Neuralink), and are working towards making a positive impact on the world by addressing some of its most pressing challenges, such as climate change, healthcare, and social inequality.

He’s passionate about making the world a better place by leveraging new technologies and sciences to solve global problems and create an exciting future.

Viola Seda Bio

Viola SedaViola Seda is a 14 – year-old innovator leveraging emerging technologies to work on solving one of the world’s biggest problems – climate change. She’s especially passionate about the field of clean energy. She is currently working on a project to commercialize and extend the lifetime of perovskite solar cells using a flexible polyimide aerogel encapsulation layer, hoping to bring cheaper and more efficient solar energy to people worldwide. In the past, she has led a successful initiative to ban single-use plastic foodware in her county and focused on building and applying next-gen batteries to solar energy storage.

Viola has also worked alongside billion-dollar companies to apply emerging technologies like artificial intelligence to revolutionize the customer experience and was part of a team innovating a cure for type-2 diabetes using gene therapy and nanotechnology. As a member of TKS, she has focused on growing her knowledge and leveraging her mindset to create the biggest possible impact on the world.

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