Travis Ratnam is the CEO and co-founder of Knowledgehook, an instructional guidance system that helps students learn more effectively by recommending expert-designed teaching activities based on data collected on each student’s learning needs. A winner of BNN’s Top Disruptors, Travis says it is his “responsibility and obligation” to support students for success during uncertainty triggered by COVID-19.
At the height of the pandemic, Knowledgehook Open Access was released to Ontario students grades 3 to 10 so that they could continue their mathematics learning from home through stimulatinglessons and exercises. The online platform supported students and families to minimize the impact of school closures. The platform was endorsed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and was applied to all 72 Ontario school districts.
Travis is an electrical engineering graduate from the University of Waterloo, an MBA graduate from Smith School of Business, Queens University, and a former program manager from Microsoft.
Our Host, Anjalee Narenthiren:
Anjalee is the founder of Startup Dojo, an online entrepreneurship academy. She started coding when she was just ten-years-old. In high school, as Programmer for the Highschool VEX Robotics team, the PiLons, she helped the team reach World Champion status two years in a row.
Through high school, Anjalee built Techexplore.co, a startup that has helped bring tech-education to over a thousand kids. TechExplore has been featured in prominent publications like the Toronto Star, and Thompson Reuters' HR Reporter.
Thanks to her work, Anjalee has become a sought-after speaker, giving keynote addresses at large conferences like the AI World Forum, and a Google Conference held in Sunnyvale California.
Through her time spent building successful products and businesses, Anjalee has developed key principles to success that she is excited to share with other students.