Meet A Milestone Maker: Elnaz Sarraf, Founder of ROYBI

2018-08-02T14:48:49-07:00 August 1st, 2018|Resources, Support/Mentor Networks|

Elnaz Sarraf is the CEO and Founder of ROYBI, a robotic company developing new systems and hardware for teaching languages to children. Before co-founding her company, Sarraf was the President & Co-founder of iBaby and now serves on its board of directors. Prior to that, Sarraf was the Co-Founder of iFamCare.  In her free time, Sarraf is a Mentor at Nex Cubed, a Venture Capital & Private Equity firm. Sarraf achieved her BE in Computer Science from Iran University of Science and Technology and BA from California State University- East Bay.

In our Milestone Maker program, she’s working to secure financing for a first production run. Stay tuned here for developments on her progress.

“While technology has been evolving to meet the needs of a changing society, our educational practices are still based on early 20th-century  philosophies. As we prepare children to become leaders in a future far different from our own, we at ROYBI feel it is necessary to revise our current educational practices to better meet children’s’ changing needs. ROYBI provides a uniquely tailored teaching experience, utilizing its machine learning technology over time to learn about every child through daily conversations and to assess their daily progress,  using this data to teach according to learning ability and interests.

ROYBI  was developed in response to these research findings,  based on principles that are developmentally responsive to children’s’  language learning needs. ROYBI guides children ’s linguistic development beyond traditional pedagogies,  facilitating collaboration between home and school contexts.  ROYBI’s cloud platform creates a shareable learner profile, enabling  parents and teachers to come together through shared communication about  each child’s developing skills and needs.” — Elnaz Sarraf


Milestone Makers is a prestigious 12-week program designed to help founders set and hit their next critical company milestone. Carefully selected entrepreneurs to receive individualized mentoring, training, and resources all at no cost.

Launched in 2016, Milestone Makers is a program that selects a small cohort of entrepreneurs to receive individualized business mentoring, coaching, training, and resources. The goal is to help entrepreneurs set, hit, and celebrate milestones critical to company growth.

Entrepreneurs apply to take part in this 12-week program. Upon acceptance, participants are matched with executive coaches and mentors who are leaders in their industry and given access to customized resources that meet each founder’s needs. The program also provides media and PR opportunities.

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