Olympic level training for future innovators and CEOs.
Holistec was developed in Tech City, London - the Silicon Valley of Europe - in collaboration with 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.
Weekly In-Person Sessions
Students are placed in a cohort of 30-40 people. Each cohort meets every weekend for 10 months (Spetember-June). The specific day/time will be sent to you after you're accepted into the program.
Application & Interview
To join Holistec, 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 Holistec.
Tuition & Financial Aid
We've hired amazing people to give you an incredible experience at Holistec - 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
Holistec 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 London, UK and Barbados right now.
How It Works
We help individuals identify and pursue their unique purpose
We help people develop motivation, self-sufficiency, self-awareness and self-management
3. Growth Mindset
4. Digital Competencies
We help people move from simply absorbing knowledge to constantly applying, improving and innovating that knowledge.
We equip people with essential knowledge of the right platform software, devices and tools necessary to succeed in our digital economy.
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.
Learn about exponential technologies that are changing the world.
During sessions, you’ll learn about new technologies through discussions, problems, and presentations. You’ll get training on how to learn about complex topics in a short amount of time, and then deliver a TED-style presentation on what you learned. These sessions are highly engaging and not lecture-based. You will be working with teams to discover new solutions to old problems.
Solve real problems with large companies and startups.
During Holistecs Personal Accelerator, 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!
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.
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
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.
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.
You'll love our new 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.
Use & Explore
Use our explore modules to learn about 40+ new technologies and sciences, like AI, Gene Editing, Quantum Computing, and more!
You can meet Holistec 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.
Use & Explore
We learn from the wisest people in history about life and different ways to see the world.
Train yourself to think big like Elon Musk and Bill Gates so you can leave your mark.
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.
Use this mindset to help you keep moving forward and not be held back by memories of the past.
Don't pretend to be someone else. Be your authentic self. Become the person you want to be.
Learn to embrace failure and making mistakes. That's the best way to grow and learn.
We have more than kings could dream of. It's not about what you want, it's about what you have.
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.
Getting exposure to the real world is important, which is why we like organizing company tours to places like LinkedIn and Google.
We invite special guest speakers to give presentations to our students, like our bff Evan, the CEO of Snapchat.
We'll train you on how to source internship opportunities and prepare yourself for these valuable experiences. TKS Alumni have worked at companies including Microsoft, Deloitte, RBC, KPMG, Interac, and 20+ more.