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Dental School Dropout Finds Startup Success

When Alec Whitters was studying for his dental board exams, he was frustrated by the antiquated study methods available to him; basically, flash cards. So he developed software to help dental students prep for exams. When the idea took off, he dropped out of dental school to start Higher Learning Technologies. His parents weren’t pleased. Today, Higher Learning Technologies employs 47 full time in Coralville and 75 contractors around the country. Alec is 29.


To learn more about HLT, visit their website.