Feb. 21, 2022

397: What is The Minerva Project? - with Ben Nelson, Chairman & CEO of The Minerva Project


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In this episode, President Series #137, YOUR guest is Ben Nelson, Chairman & CEO of The Minerva Project & the Chancellor of Minerva University, YOUR guest cohost is Renee Seltzer, CEO of Ellison Ellery Consulting, YOUR host is Dr. Joe Sallustio, & YOUR sponsor is The Charles Koch Foundation!

What is the Minerva Project? Listen in to find out!

Ben Nelson is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Minerva Project & the Chancellor of Minerva University. Prior to Minerva, Nelson spent more than 10 years at Snapfish, where he helped build the company from startup to the world’s largest personal publishing service. With over 42 million transactions across 22 countries, nearly five times greater than its closest competitor, Snapfish is among the top e-commerce services in the world. Serving as CEO from 2005 through 2010, Nelson led the company’s sale to Hewlett Packard for $300 million. Prior to joining Snapfish, Nelson was President & CEO of Community Ventures, a network of locally branded portals for American communities.

Nelson started Minerva in 2011 with the goal of nurturing critical wisdom for the sake of the world through a systematic & evidence-based approach to learning. Over the past decade, Nelson has built Minerva University into the most selective and effective university in the US, & has developed a business -Minerva Project- to share Minerva’s unique approach with other like-minded institutions.

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