All Press Releases for March 24, 2010

HighPoints Learning Wins FundingUniverse "Crowd-Pitch" Competition

Online Math Tutoring Firm Chosen by Expert Panel and Audience as a Company in Which They Would Invest.

    DULUTH, GA, March 24, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- HighPoints Learning (HPL) won the FundingUniverse "Crowd Pitch" competition at Inc Magazine's GROWCO entrepreneurs' conference in Orlando, FL last week. Leaders from four companies pitched their businesses to a panel of experts and an audience of 400. Each contestant had four minutes to make their pitch and three minutes to answer questions before hearing feedback from the entrepreneurial and financing experts on the panel. Panel members included:

- Michael E. Gerber, author of the E-Myth Series and The Most Successful Small Business in the World
- Norm Brodsky, founder of CitiStorage and Inc. Street Smarts Columnist
- Steve Mercil, CEO of RAIN Source Capital
- CJ Wilson, founder of Florida Equity Partners
- Andy Craig, Co-Founder of Elevator Speech

Each audience participant was given $100 in play money which they could invest at the end of the presentations. The company pitch or pitches they liked best would get $50 or all $100 they had to invest. In addition, the expert panel members each had $500 to invest. When the counting was done, HighPoints Learning stood victorious.

"We are honored to have HighPoints Learning chosen by an audience of our peers and experts as a company in which they would invest," said Dennis McLynn, vice president of strategic marketing and business development, and the presenter for HighPoints. "Our online math tutoring program has been helping students in the No Child Left Behind- NCLB- market improve their math performance for over five years now. Later this year we will launch a parent pay solution that will be a cost effective, convenient method for parents to help their kids improve their math performance. I believe the experts and audience members saw a real opportunity for growth with us," McLynn added.

"High Points Learning has a proven business model and a plan for growth that seemed to resonate with the audience and panel," said Brock Blake, CEO of FundingUniverse. "Each presenter did a great job in a challenging setting. They made the audience's choice a difficult one, but in the end, I believe the current revenue stream and profitable outlook of HighPoints Learning made the difference," added Brock.

Contacts: Funding Universe - Brock Blake - 888.558.5751
HighPoints Learning - Dennis McLynn - 770.623.6969 ext.237

About HighPoints Learning
HighPoints Learning (HPL) is a leader in Web-based math education and instruction. HPL offers an online math program that helps raise participants' math scores an average of 15 points in pre and post testing. Far more than a tutoring company, HPL provides each student with an online assessment and individualized remediation plan to help them meet their math goals. HPL delivers outstanding math results for individual students and school systems alike. HighPoints Learning is a subsidiary of privately held Datamatics Consultants, Inc. and is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. Visit HighPoints Learning at

About FundingUniverse
FundingUniverse is the nation's leader at matching qualified entrepreneurs to banks, investors, and other funding sources. FundingUniverse helps prepare entrepreneurs by strengthening their business plans, bank-readiness, financial model, website, funding strategy, and pitch. Once prepared, entrepreneurs are then introduced to the most appropriate funding source via our LenderMatch and InvestorMatch technologies, and our highly-popular pitching events (CrowdPitch, IdeaPitch, SpeedPitch, and BankPitch).

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Dennis McLynn
HighPoints Learning
Duluth, GA
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