Wes Kao

Co-Founder
Maven

Wes Kao is co-founder of Maven, where she helps leading experts deliver world-class learning experiences through cohort-based courses. Maven is empowering creators to become the digitally-native professors of the future by providing a platform, software tooling, and know-how to build an engaging course. Wes helped create the cohort-based learning category when she co-founded the altMBA with Seth Godin, after realizing that the passive learning options that populated online education fell short–to the tune of just 3% completion rates. Comparatively, with completion rates upwards of 96%, altMBA’s cohort-based learning model sparked a revolution in online education. Now with Maven, Wes is fulfilling the promise of online education through a marketplace model where any learner can join a community of like-minded individuals and learn directly from the foremost experts in their field. For creators, it's a powerful method of monetization that deepens their relationships with key audiences

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