Maven Course Accelerator

9.1

(346 ratings)

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3 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Turn your knowledge into an engaging, profitable cohort-based course. Instructors earn ~$20,000 per cohort. Next cohort: Feb 21 - Mar 9

Hosted by

Wes Kao (co-founder of Maven & altMBA) and Rachel Cai (ex-Google for Education)

Advised thousands of creators & experts on building top-selling courses

This course is popular

700 people enrolled last week.

Course overview

Earn $20k per cohort teaching on Maven

Not enough operators with real-world experience teach online. Many are too busy being heads-down within their organizations.


But the next generation of leaders wants to learn from you. Join Maven to turn your hard-earned knowledge into a transformative online course.


Maven instructors make ~$20,000 per cohort on average. Most instructors teach multiple times a year, often replacing and surpassing their full-time incomes.


Over 15,000 students have taken Maven courses, and instructors have earned $11m+ to date.

Who teaches on Maven:

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Operators & Leaders

with a track record at successful companies who have practical experience that can help others uplevel their careers

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Subject Matter Experts

who have hard-earned knowledge to share with the next generation of leaders

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Consultants/Coaches

who are bored of repetitive client projects and ready to productize and scale their expertise

Why teach on Maven?

Learn from the best

Maven coined the concept of cohort-based courses and has helped new instructors earn millions in revenue.

Pay it forward

Your hard-earned knowledge can help others a few steps behind you succeed and move up in their companies.

Expand your influence over time

Your course can evolve into a vibrant community that builds your credibility and increases your impact.

Stay on track with accountability

Maven teaches easy-to-follow frameworks, models, and exercises to help you ship your course in just two weeks and iterate as you grow.

Interact with passionate learners

Students on Maven are smart, accomplished, and dedicated to up-skilling themselves. Your experience teaching will help you sharpen your own ideas.

Gain notoriety for your knowledge

Experts from top companies and the fastest-growing startups teach on Maven.

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Maven Course Accelerator

MVN10

Dates

Feb 21 - Mar 8, 2023

Application Deadline

Feb 20, 2023

Schedule of live workshops

~4 hrs/week (all sessions are recorded)
  • Orientation

    Feb 21, 2023: 11am - 12pm PT

    • What to expect in the instructor journey
    • How to figure out what to teach
    • Get onboarded to Maven
  • Workshop 1: Positioning

    Feb 23, 2023: 10am -12pm PT

    • Course-market fit so you build the right thing for the right audience
    • Narrow your topic, define your ideal student
    • Articulate your spiky point of view
    • Determine the price & length
    • Project: Ship a course interest survey
  • Workshop 2: Course Marketing

    Feb 28, 2023: 10am - 12pm PT

    • How to survey your audience and validate your topic
    • Highest conversion sales tactics like personal email, 1:1s, and free workshops
    • Activate your personal network to get referrals & testimonials
    • Framework to write effective sales emails
  • Workshop 3: How to Create an Engaging Lesson

    Mar 2, 2023: 10am - 12pm PT

    • Write effective learning objectives
    • Develop engaging projects to help your students apply their learning
    • Create an engaging, interactive lesson using the Building Blocks of an Effective Lesson
  • Workshop 4: Landing Pages

    Mar 7, 2023: 10 - 11am PT

    • Wes Kao, cofounder of Maven, will critique your landing pages live
    • Copywriting and positioning advice
    • Get feedback on your landing page
  • Demo Day & Graduation

    Mar 8, 2023: 1 - 2pm PT

    • Demo your landing page and get peer feedback.
    • Celebrate everything you've accomplished in a lively graduation ceremony
  • Coworking labs (Optional)

    1 hour after each live workshop

    In weekly labs, get feedback from your peers and get stuff done

  • Self-paced videos & projects

    Get access to a library of our best content on building & selling CBCs. We'll hold you accountable to ship your content with weekly projects. This program focuses more on doing and less on lecture.

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Maven Course Accelerator

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Dates

Feb 21 - Mar 8, 2023

Application Deadline

Feb 20, 2023

9.1

(346 ratings)

Hear what other experts have to say

        Creating and teaching my course was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. And I legitimately would not have been able to pull it off without the Maven team teaching me how to... teach.
Lenny Rachitsky

Lenny Rachitsky

Writer and former Growth PM @ Airbnb, Creator of Product Management Fundamentals Course
        Designing my course with Maven was a transformative experience. Before the Course Accelerator, I had my content laid out and thought I was ready to go. Throughout the program, I discovered new ways to communicate my material and engage my students. My course will be 10x better because of Maven.
Sara Sodine Parr

Sara Sodine Parr

Lead Experience Researcher at Airbnb, Creator of Build the Right Thing
        From expert feedback on building my landing page to hands-on help with creating my syllabus, I’m ready to launch my first cohort and I couldn’t be more excited. Whether you’re a prolific creator, an experienced speaker or a veteran of your craft, I promise you will learn boatloads from Maven on how to run a truly effective and engaging course.
Amanda Natividad

Amanda Natividad

VP of Marketing at SparkToro & Creator of Content Marketing 201
        The Maven Course Accelerator helped me approach my work in a more structured and deliberate way. I learned how to set clear goals for my students, design engaging sessions, and activate my community. Within 3 weeks, I launched a whole new course and started accepting enrollments. The MCA was a life-changing experience. It's worth the effort!
Dror Poleg

Dror Poleg

Writer & Creator of Hype Free Crypto
        The Maven Course Accelerator is magic. I started without a word on paper, and 12 days later my course had come alive. I've been grateful to work hand-in-hand with a cohort of people I admire. I'm excited to bring a new course into the world, and I wouldn't have been able to do it without this experience!
Justin Mikolay

Justin Mikolay

Writer & Creator of The 10x Creator Course
        Building and teaching my cohort-based course was an incredibly rewarding experience. By focusing on this topic so deeply, I discovered completely new insights. Building the course actually pushed my thinking further and deepened my own expertise.
Li Jin

Li Jin

Founding Partner of Atelier Ventures, Creator of Creator Economy Course

The best experts teach on Maven

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Proven track record

You have a history of achieving results and improving your craft

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Excited about teaching

You want to share frameworks and insights that have proven to be helpful for you

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Existing content

You write, speak, train, or consult, and spend a lot of time honing your skills

Meet your instructors

Wes Kao (co-founder of Maven & altMBA)

Wes Kao (co-founder of Maven & altMBA)

Co-founder of Maven

Wes is co-founder of Maven. Previously, she was the co-founder of the altMBA with Seth Godin, growing the altMBA to thousands of alumni in 550 cities in 45 countries and creating the cohort-based course category. She has built courses for Professor Galloway (Section4), David Perell, Tiago Forte, Outlier.org (by the co-founder of Masterclass), Morning Brew, and more.

Rachel Cai (ex-Google for Education)

Rachel Cai (ex-Google for Education)

Program Lead

Rachel lead instructor programs & marketing for Maven. She built the curriculum for the Maven Course Accelerator with Wes to help you build your course efficiently and effectively. Before Maven, Rachel led programs at Google for Education and was the CEO of an education non-profit, Minds Matter of San Francisco.

Get access to Maven's all-in-one platform

Get access to Maven's all-in-one platform

Integrated marketing tools to convert students

Build a beautiful landing page, optimized for cohort-based courses and integrated with Stripe. You can send automated drip campaigns and personalized emails for every stage of the funnel.

Simplify course operations

No more disparate forms, spreadsheets, and email. With Maven, you can easily admit students, automatically send calendar invites, and host your course content.

Engage your community

Get access to Maven's beta community so students have a one-stop-shop to find all their course content and connect with their cohort.

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Maven Course Accelerator

MVN10

Dates

Feb 21 - Mar 8, 2023

Application Deadline

Feb 20, 2023

Build alongside a curated group of operators & experts

Build alongside a curated group of operators & experts

Active, hands-on learning

Every workshop is designed to help you put your learning into practice and ship your course pilot.

Learn with a cohort of peers

You’ll build and learn alongside a cohort of top operators and experts. Our alumni include:

  • Arielle Jackson (MVN3, Marketer in Residence at First Round)
  • Andy Gupta (MVN3, ex-Goldman Sachs)
  • Marily Nika (MVN4, AI Product Lead at Meta)
  • Amanda Natividad (MVN4, VP Marketing at Sparktoro)
  • Dave Kline (MVN4, former Head of Recruiting at Bridgewater)

Accountability through community

Access to peer feedback and expert staff to keep you accountable and help you get unstuck.

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Maven Course Accelerator

MVN10

Dates

Feb 21 - Mar 8, 2023

Application Deadline

Feb 20, 2023

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