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Higher Learning Technologies

Our apps empower users with the ability to prepare efficiently for any exam anytime anywhere using the latest technology. Study on the GO!

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Coralville, IA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2011
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

HLT develops e-learning apps that are useful for users who are preparing for a professional certification or standardized exams. Our apps can incorporate test content from various disciplines and any language. We believe that the test preparation text books are quite expensive and are becoming redundant with the rapid growth of IT. Therefore it is important that an innovative app for test preparation is available. Students are our customers.


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    Alec Whitters
    Founder, President & CEO

    Alec was a dental student at the University of Iowa and saw the need for a better way to prepare for the Dental Board exams than the paper based flash card systems. This is when he got the idea to develop a mobile app for the test preps. He is the CEO of HLT and manages the company’s daily operations & plans the monthly targets for the company. Previously, he sold advertising for Yellowbook and was in the top 1% of sales.

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    Adam Keune
    Founder, Chief Marketing Officer

    Adam was a business student at the University of Iowa and is one of the founders and CMO at HLT. He does the digital/online/social media marketing campaigns, market research and manages the customer base of the company. Building marketing strategies and sales are his area of expertise as he has helped over 200 companies to build their strategies and achieved top 5% sales for Yellowbook/Hibu. He is certified in Google Adwords and is well versed wi

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    Benjamin O'Connor
    Founder, Chief Operating Officer

    Ben was working as a nurse and is one of the founders and COO. He did his BS in Nursing at the University of Iowa and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing. He is responsible for managing the accounts and finances of the company, conducting project research, planning and executing projects.

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    Bertaud Ngomsi
    Founder, Senior Vice President

    Bertaud was a Dental student at the University of Iowa and is one of the founders and Senior Vice President of HLT. He is primarily responsible for managing the product content of our mobile apps.

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    Todd Ferson
    Chief Strategy Officer

    Todd is the CSO at HLT and he has vast experience in working with entrepreneurial ventures. His company Helpdesk Technical Education Center sold millions of dollars worth of hardware and software for over 20 years. His businesses generated good revenues and recognition and one of his companies was listed on the Inc. 500. He prioritizes tasks, identifies opportunities to expand and builds strategies for the development of the company.


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    Bruce Willey
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    Kenneth Keune

Previous Investors

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    Chad Keune
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    Steve Mitchell
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    Dr. Alan Whitters