Ben Nelson

Founder, Minerva Project

Ben Nelson’s goal in life is overthrow Harvard. That’s right – Ben is revolutionizing the world of education, starting with his affordable, relevant, and elite online educational scheme. In 2011, Ben founded the Minerva Project, a four-year undergraduate educational platform that is reinventing the university experience for the brightest, most motivated students in the world. After working at Snapfish since 1999 and leaving as CEO a decade later, Ben decided to build a 21st-century school from scratch, designed to offer the ideal education for our tech-saavy and converging world. Ben is poised to press the reset button on the college experience – in his curriculum, all incoming students will be taught how to think and to use practical skills in the professional world, not just the classroom.


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