LUCA: AI-Based Reading Tutor To Empower Young Readers



FOUNDED IN (Year): 2023


THE IDEA: What is the problem being solved by your startup / business?:

In the U.S., dyslexia affects 1 in 5 students, a challenge magnified by insufficient educational resources, leading to a pervasive literacy crisis that hinders academic and social progress, perpetuates cycles of poverty, and impacts overall health.

THE FOUNDER’S STORY: When and how did you come up with the idea for the business?:

Scott Sosso, a serial entrepreneur known for propelling a real estate startup to over a billion in sales before 30 and significantly growing a healthcare organization’s revenues, now uses that business knowledge in the education industry through the power of AI, ML, and ASR, inspired by his son’s dyslexia, to build an online reading tutor pioneer transformative changes in education and literacy.

WHO IS THE CUSTOMER: What is the typical profile of your target customer? Where would they be located?:

Parents, Schools, Virtual Schools, Charter Schools, Tutors, K-12 Students with dyslexia, K-12 students that struggle with reading

FEATURES TO SHARE: What 3 key features from your product would you like to share with other entrepreneurs?:

LUCA is a digital reading tutor that utilizes AI technology to provide custom reading programs to struggling readers. The platform generates personalized stories based on their interests and that are suitable for the reader’s age and reading level.

It then identifies the reader’s challenges and provides personalized AI-driven reading programs to help improve their overall reading skills. LUCA aims to give hope to those who are struggling with reading and help them achieve a successful future.

HQ City: Pittsburgh

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Number of Employees: 1-5