Joe’s guest this week might have trouble renting a car, but he has no issues when it comes to starting a business. Even though he’s only 23, he’s already founded a record label, a digital marketplace, and an online publication. But his latest company aims to disrupt the education industrial complex. His name is Milan Kordestani, and he’s the founder and CEO of Audo. On the podcast, Milan shares how his company is helping Gen-Z find new ways to gain professional skills without attending college.
About Milan Kordestani. Milan is a 3x founder, brand builder, and writer—has social architected companies actively building solutions for the future of learning, future of earning, building civil discourse, and supporting independent artistry: Audo, The Doe and Guin Music. Setting out to create opportunities for more conscious media consumption, Kordestani scaled The Doe—a digital publication vetting and elevating marginalized voices through first-person accounts published anonymously – to over 30,000 MAUs. At Guin Music, Milan and his sister, Misha Kordestani, lead an independent record label dedicated to offering the most competitive deals among artist-friendly representation in the music industry. As the CEO of Audo, Milan leads the company with a vision to bridge earning and learning, gamifying up-skilling from the world’s best online curriculum providers to fuel Audo’s freelance marketplace. Beyond his companies, Milan also writes for numerous publications, including Entrepreneur and The Rolling Stone, with his first book, Straight Talk: The Art of Civil Discourse, publishing in early 2023 through HCI Books.