About Coded Minds Canada

Coded Minds Canada is a global iSTEAM and Leadership Development education technology company that is empowering the next generation of leaders with the skills to be successful in the 21st century. Children, youth, and the adults who inspire them, require a stimulating and nurturing environment to be able to develop the skills required for a successful future. Our programs and curriculum are designed to provide quality, developmentally appropriate, interactive iSTEAM experiences, and care to children of all backgrounds all around the world.

Coded Minds is a global iSTEAM Leadership company that is empowering millions of children in different parts of the world.

Our Mission

Engage children, youth, and the adults who inspire them, in creative iSTEAM learning experiences that ignite curiosity, foster relationships and competencies with Human/Technology interactions, while building a diverse community of capable learners through empowered play.

 

Our Vision

To be the revolutionary platform of choice for educating the next generation of leaders in the 21st century.

 

Our Values

We believe that education needs to be fun, innovative, purpose driven, human-centered, and iSTEAM focused.

 

To bring iSTEAM or Leadership Development to your school, institution, or organization please contact us below.

Meet the Team

Omar Farooqui - CEO & President, Coded Minds Global

Omar Farooqui

Founder & President, Coded Minds Global

Omar Farooqui

Founder & President, Coded Minds Global

Omar Farooqui is an entrepreneur, investor, and startup enthusiast. He is the Founder & President of Coded Minds. Wanting to disrupt the education industry from the ground up, not just through pedagogy but also price, through his vision of merging public and private education as one. With this mission, he created Coded Minds in 2017. Omar is a careered finance professional in a previous life spanning two decades. His two previous ventures were Green Sands Equity out of San Francisco and previously CapInvest (latterly CI Holdings), which was a joint initiative with the asset management arm of United Overseas Bank Singapore. He was also on the Mutual Funds Board of Saudi Fransi Capital for several years. His corporate life was split between Algebra Capital, Deutsche Bank & NCB Capital out of Saudi Arabia. An avid tennis player, he invests and ventures through his investment vehicle, Five Rivers Holdings.

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John Kao

Senior Advisor, Coded Minds Global

John Kao

Senior Advisor & Council of Advisors, Coded Minds Global

John has been called "Mr. Creativity" and "A Serial Innovator" by The Economist. He is a thought leader, practitioner and advisor, who has played a leading role in the fields of innovation and business creativity for over 30 years. He taught at Harvard Business School for 14 years and also served as visiting faculty at the MIT Media Lab and Stanford. John's belief in the capacities of young people led him to launch EdgeMakers, a learning experience focused on innovative thinking.

Natasha Roberts, Executive Director, Programming

Natasha Roberts

Executive Director, Programming

Natasha Roberts

Executive Director Programming

Natasha has a diverse background in Marketing as well as Education. Her passions have combined here at Coded Minds where she takes on a variety of projects in the fields of Marketing, Design Thinking and Education programming. With a Masters Degree in Education, Natasha aims to create programming that combines emerging 21st century skills into existing curriculum to equip students for a bright future. Some of her past projects have included working with the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), Math Common Core as well as ELA curriculums. As a recognized subject matter expert in curriculum development, and design, Natasha is passionate about seeing education technology progress to re-shape the world. A polyglot who is fluent in English, French, Spanish (as well as having conversational competence in Italian), Natasha is passionate about delivering academically sound knowledge that integrates 21st century skills. Always looking for new networking opportunities she invites you to contact her anytime.

Email Natasha at natasha@coded-minds.org.

Michele Hargreaves, Executive Director, People, Culture and Learning

Michele Hargreaves

Executive Director, People, Culture and Learning

Michele Hargreaves

Executive Director, People, Culture and Learning

Michele Hargreaves is an Educational Designer and Wellness Coach with over 15 years of experience in the program development industry. She has a Diploma in Early Learning and Child Care with a focus on Environmental Design from Bow Valley College, graduating Valedictorian of her class.

Shortly after graduating, Michele's entrepreneurial spirit inspired her to build, own, operate, as well as consult in a number of educational programs locally and Internationally. Her main priority has always been towards re-energizing the physical environments and collaborative learning communities that young children and their mentors spend time in. Michele was recognized for her efforts in redesigning how early learning curriculum was created and delivered by being honored with the Alberta Childcare Award of Distinction.

As an integral part of the Executive team of Coded Minds Canada, she brings her skills in early childhood education, entrepreneurship, culture development, and environmental design to the online/digital education industry and to assist in shaping the future of global education.

Email Michele at michele@coded-minds.org.

Lin Farnholz, Executive Director, Business Operations

Lin Farnholz

Executive Director, Business Operations

Lin Farnholz

Executive Director, Business Operations

For three years, Lin has been with Coded Minds Canada, encouraging growth and understanding in tomorrow's leaders. Through her efforts, Coded Minds has been able to build and maintain programs that exceed Alberta licencing standards.

From an educational standpoint, she has two Bachelor's degrees from Nipissing University. The first, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in English; the second, a Bachelor of Education specializing in primary/junior division, or K through Grade 6.

On the personal side of things, Lin was a full time teacher and part time after school educator, but after the recession resulted in numerous cuts to the education industry, Lin sought a different kind of opportunity to continue encouraging growth in youth. This led her to Coded Minds, where her adaptability and problem solving skills have helped her grow in a company that she believes in and is passionate for.

She knows that a proper education with strong leaders is what this world needs, which has led her to believe another mantra: "We rise by lifting others."

Email Lin at lin@coded-minds.org.

Nik Zetouni, Manager, Online Education

Nikolas Zetouni

Manager, Online Education

Nikolas Zetouni

Manager, Online Education

Nikolas Cavalheiro Zetouni holds a MSc in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology focused in Environmental Toxicology and a BSc in Biological Sciences.

For 8 years, Nikolas taught Sciences and Biology in his home country, Brazil, achieving 3 "Best Teacher Awards" in 3 different schools. Understanding how education can change people's lives, Nikolas founded and operated his own school, preparing undereducated students for Brazil's university admission exams.

Once in Canada, he changed career paths and obtained a MSc in Medical Sciences, another passion of his. During his 4 years at the University of Alberta, Nikolas won 8 research presentation awards, acted as a formal mentor to new students, and participated in 2 teaching assistantship programs.

Currently, he works for Coded Minds, North America, in Calgary, AB, Canada, where he develops innovative in-person and online courses, curriculum, acts as a subject matter expert in online delivery and creates engaging activities for students around the world.

Email Nikolas at nikolas@coded-minds.org.

Questions?

For more information, or to inquire about bringing us to your school, email us at canada@coded-minds.org or click on the button to complete the inquiry form.

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