Aaron Rasmussen

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Aaron Rasmussen

  • Founder & CEO, Outlier.org, co-founder MasterClass

  • he is an entrepreneur, inventor and game designer who has founded and led successful companies across robotics, beverages, gaming and education industries

  • Best known for founding the education companies MasterClass and Outlier.org, he is recognized as a pioneer in online education

  • Outlier.org

    • as the founder and CEO of Outlier.org, a company that creates the world's most effective online college courses with the goal of making higher education accessible, equitable and affordable for everyone

    • Outlier.org was named as on the TIMES's Best Inventions of 2020 and has won numerous awards for its design and innovation

  • MasterClass

    • he also co-founded MasterClass, where he served as both Creative Director and CTO, responsible for the company's aesthetic, production process, and technology

    • The wildly popular company ahs developed online courses led by renowned instructors including Serena Williams, Gordon Ramsay, Malcolm Gladwell and Natalie Portman, to give people the ability to unearth knowledge that they simply cannot get elsewhere

  • He has earned multiple awards for BlindSide, a video game he co-created, which has also been optioned for a feature film

  • he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Boston University, which he attended on a Pell Grant

  • he has lectured at universities including MIT, USC, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, UCLA and Boston University

  • he is a 2002 graduate of Weston-McEwen High School

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