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 Snapfishs sale to Hewlett Packard for $300M. Previously, Nelson was president and CEO of Community Ventures, a network of locally branded portals for Americas 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.
Nelson talks about the online university's strategy and outlook for higher education in the U.S.