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Education startup, LightSide Labs, just announced that the company has been awarded a $25,000 from the Gates Foundation to further develop their machine learning platforms that instantly assess student writing. Based in Shadyside, LightSide was founded by two language technology experts out of CMU who saw a unfilled niche in writing education. The local tech startup was one of only 29 companies to be chosen by the Gates Foundation to receive funding as part of the Literacy Courseware Challenge.

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Author: techburgher

Jonathan runs Visibility Initiatives at the Pittsburgh Technology Council. The Council is the nation’s largest IT trade association with 1,350 members. One of our platforms is to provide visibility to Pittsburgh tech companies and the industry in general.