Big Think Launches Mentor, One of YouTube’s First Paid Channels for E-Learning

Mentor Subscription Offers Access to E-Learning From World-Renowned Experts For Living a Happier, Healthier, More Productive Life

NEW YORK--()--Today, Big Think, the leading knowledge company that makes people smarter, faster, is launching Mentor, one of YouTube’s first paid channels to offer lifelong e-learning for personal and professional growth.

Subscribers to Big Think’s Mentor channel on YouTube get immediate access to efficient e-learning and personalized e-guidance from Big Think’s world-renowned experts, including Tim Ferris, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Julia Galef. Mentor subscribers will instantly connect with a global community of smart, driven e-learners striving to learn the habits of mind and people skills for a happier, healthier and more productive life.

“Today Big Think is thrilled to announce Mentor, our new paid channel launching on YouTube,” said Victoria Brown, chief executive officer and co-founder of Big Think. “Mentor will transform our audience of big thinkers into big achievers in their personal and professional lives, through interactive e-guidance from our world-class experts.”

No other YouTube paid channel or e-learning resource on the web seeks to comprehensively address people’s lifelong personal and career development needs with e-guidance from true experts, responding to individuals’ changing needs through community-driven upgrades to programming.

“Mentor is the single most efficient resource on the web for learning more in less time, which is what Big Think is all about – getting smarter, faster, together,” said Peter Hopkins, president and co-founder of Big Think. “Mentor offers subscribers personal and professional e-guidance from experts when they need it and how they need it, to gain a competitive edge in today’s 21st century knowledge economy.”

For $2.99 a month, or $19.99 a year, Mentor offers access to exclusive video lessons and online workshops, such as how to learn a new language quickly, how to raise self-reliant children, and how to cultivate scientific habits of mind, with new content arriving on the first of every month. A members-only discussion forum at http://mentor.bigthink.com brings together Mentor’s founding members and Big Think’s editorial team to constantly refine Mentor’s core curriculum.

A free two-week trial is available for Mentor through YouTube, where subscribers can sample workshops including Tim Ferris’ “How to Hack Your Life” and Maria Konnikova’s “How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes.”

About Big Think

Big Think is the leading knowledge company that makes people smarter, faster. Big Think provides efficient e-learning from world-renowned visionaries and teachers such as Eric Schmidt, Sir Richard Branson, Stephen Hawking and thousands more, to give individuals and companies a competitive edge in the knowledge economy. Founded in 2008 by fellow Harvard alums Victoria Brown and Peter Hopkins, Big Think improves how people think and helps direct what they need to know through BigThink.com and Mentor subscriptions for individuals, as well as its corporate e-learning solution, Edge. Investors in and advisors to Big Think include Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal, Tom Glocer, former CEO of Thomson Reuters, David Westin, former president of ABC News, Rob Kaplan, former vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group and professor at Harvard Business School and David Frankel of Founder Collective.

Contacts

Big Think PR:
Vaudeville Ventures
Rachel Hammerman, 314-322-5478
Rachel@vaudevilleventures.com

Victoria Brown and Peter Hopkins, co-founders of Big Think (Photo: Business Wire)

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Big Think Launches Mentor, One of YouTube’s First Paid Channels Offering E-Learning from World-Renowned Experts for Living a Happier, Healthier and More Productive Life

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Contacts

Big Think PR:
Vaudeville Ventures
Rachel Hammerman, 314-322-5478
Rachel@vaudevilleventures.com