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San Francisco-Based Presence Named Finalist in the Salesforce “Small Business Big Impact” Contest

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SAN FRANCISCO, September 28, 2015 – PresenceLearning, a San Francisco-based telemedicine company that delivers live, online clinical services such as speech and occupational therapy in schools nationwide, was named a top five finalist in Salesforce’s Small Business Big Impact Contest, which recognizes distinctive businesses with fewer than 100 employees that demonstrate excellence in innovation, leadership and impact. Out of a total of 659 applicants, the five finalists were awarded the opportunity to pitch their stories to celebrity judges and industry insiders at Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce event for a chance to win a grand prize valued at $25,000. During the pitch session at the conference, judges Russell Simmons, Lisa Chow, Daniel Debow and Kristina Shen selected the winning company.

Founded in 2009, PresenceLearning has built a powerful video platform and the country’s largest professional network for delivering live, online special education and related services to school districts and families nationwide. The company’s online speech and occupational therapy, behavioral interventions, mental health services, special education academic instruction, and clinical assessments have provided school districts with a practical, effective, and affordable option for meeting students’ needs, connecting highly qualified, fully licensed professionals to students whenever and wherever they are needed.

“Our results have been phenomenal with PresenceLearning students beating national averages for several years running,” said Clay Whitehead, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of PresenceLearning. “These outcomes have been a key part of our growth. We’ve delivered more than one million sessions to date, and are on track to bill 16 million minutes of therapy this year alone.”

Dreamforce was held on September 15-18, 2015 in San Francisco, CA. To learn more about the event and the Salesforce’s Small Business Big Impact Contest, visit To learn more about PresenceLearning and its award-winning services, visit

About PresenceLearning

PresenceLearning ( is the leading telehealth network of providers of clinical services and assessments to educational organizations. The PresenceLearning care network has provided over one million sessions of live, online speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral interventions and mental health services, diagnostic services and assessments, and early childhood services for children with special needs.


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