Innovate. Captivate. Educate.

That’s HLT—where fearless entrepreneurs and passionate problem solvers are driven to provide engaging and effective mobile learning solutions.

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Our Mission

Transforming the Educational Experience

HLT was sparked by paper flashcards that Alec Whitters, Co-Founder and CEO, and his peers were using to study for their dental boards. Wouldn’t it make better sense, he thought, to use their smartphones to study? When he didn’t find an effective mobile-learning solution, he decided to create it. HLT was born.

Our Mission: to empower learners by delivering an innovative and captivating educational experience.

mLearning Leads to mPowerment

Our platform delivers what students want: the power to use their mobile devices to study anytime, anywhere for the most important exams and courses of their lives.

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In the news

Media Spotlight

“… when you learn that HLT’s app is among the handful of most profitable ones in the app store, you understand that online study tools such as theirs aren’t unused theory - they are already widely used and in high demand.”
“One of the highest-grossing developers of educational apps today is Higher Learning Technologies….”
“Using this system of worldwide employees, HLT was able to create five apps that consistently rank among the top-100 grossing for education.”
“8 Silicon Prairie Startups Worth Watching”


Leading the Way

Best Company Cultures – 2017 + cultureIQ

Forbes 30 under 30


Two-time Mobile App of the Year Winner

TAI Prometheus Awards

Startup of the Year

Silicon Prairie News 2013

Our team

Meet Our Leaders

Entrepreneurs. Seasoned industry experts. Learners and leaders. That’s who is at the helm of HLT. Each one brings a commitment to mLearning and a drive to help users realize their dreams.

  • Alec Whitters

    Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

  • Ben O'Connor

    Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer

  • Justin Leas

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Jason Shaw

    Chief Technology Officer

Board of Directors

HLT’s board is composed of leaders who have deep industry knowledge and entrepreneurial expertise.

Dr. Richard Ferguson

Former Chairman/CEO of ACT, Inc.

Jeff Benjamin

Board Member American Airlines and Caesar's Entertainment

Bruce Lehrman

Founder/CEO of Involta

Al Ruffalo

Founder/CEO of Ruffalo Cody

Pankaj Monga

President/CEO of Channel Fusion

Alec Whitters

Co-Founder/CEO of HLT, Inc.