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Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson

Founder and CEO, Minerva Project

Ben Nelson is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Minerva Project, a reinvented university experience for the brightest and most motivated students. Prior to Minerva, he spent more than 10 years at Snapfish, where he served as CEO from 2005 to June 2010. He began his tenure as CEO by leading Snapfish’s sale to Hewlett Packard for $300M. Previously, Nelson was president and CEO of Community Ventures, a network of locally branded portals for America’s communities. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors. It was at Penn that Nelson first realized his passion for reforming undergraduate education.

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Shaifali Puri, of Scientists without Borders, interviews Ben Nelson, of Minerva, about revolutionising higher education, during the Net effect session at The Economist's Ideas Economy: Human Potential event.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nelson talks about the online university's strategy and outlook for higher education in the U.S.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013