08/14/14 | Motivation, Videos

Meet The Speaker: Alison Johnston Rue

Get to know one of our HowTo Conference speakers Alison Johnston Rue, founder and CEO of InstaEDU.

By Ayesha Rizvi (Multimedia & Editorial Assistant, Women 2.0)

She’s a Stanford grad, an entrepreneur, been featured on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list and she’s speaking at our HowTo Conference this fall (September 30 – October 1)!

Alison Johnston Rue was the CEO and cofounder of InstaEDU, the largest marketplace for online tutoring, which was acquired by Chegg for $30 million in June 2014. Today, Alison leads Chegg’s tutoring business, driving strategy, business development and marketing. Prior to cofounding InstaEDU, she was an early team member at Box, Aardvark (acquired by Google), and Nextdoor. She also cofounded in-home tutoring company, Cardinal Scholars, which was sold to CourseHero.

Alison holds a BA from Stanford University and has spoken at SXSWedu, Launch, SIIA, The Startup Conference, TieCon, and Harvard Business School on education technology and entrepreneurship.

Get to know her up close and personal through our latest ‘Meet the Speaker’ video (click on the image above to watch the entire clip). Don’t forget to purchase your ticket to #W2SF14 so you can watch her speak this fall!

Elisa Miller-Out

Elisa Miller-Out

Elisa Miller-Out is currently co-founder of PollQ, a polling software startup and managing partner of Chloe Capital, an early stage investment fund. She also serves on the board of Women 2.0, the leading global media brand for women in tech. Elisa is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University's Blackstone Launchpad. She's based in Ithaca, NY, but grew up in New Orleans and spent time in New York City as well.

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