The Minerva Project is a for-profit educational organization that provides technology, infrastructure and support services for the Minerva Schools at KGI, a four-year undergraduate program created by the Minerva Project and Keck Graduate Institute. According to its founder, Ben Nelson, the Minerva Project provides “a reinvented university experience for bright and motivated students.”
The Minerva Project was founded by CEO and Chairman Ben Nelson in 2011 and received a $25 million seed investment from Benchmark Capital in 2012 — which was, at the time, the largest seed-stage funding in the venture capital firm’s history. The Minerva Project announced a partnership with Keck Graduate Institute to form the Minerva Schools at KGI in 2013. A book describing the Minerva Project's origins is now available. 
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