ROYBI has been on the go, attending events and roadshows across the U.S. and world! Check out the timeline below to explore past events and find out if ROYBI is coming to a city near you!

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2019
December 4

ROYBI Selected as a 2020 Gratitude Fellow

ROYBI Selected as a 2020 Gratitude Fellow
Out of 1,200 applicants, ROYBI was one of 30 companies selected for the 2020 cohort of change-makers working to support children and youth around the globe by The Gratitude Network.
November 21

ROYBI Lands the Cover of TIME Magazine

ROYBI Lands the Cover of TIME Magazine
TIME Magazine names Roybi Robot to the list of The 100 Best Inventions of 2019 in the Education category and features the device on the cover. Check out the full article here: https://bit.ly/33SiDL4
November 20

ROYBI Attends the NLC in Sunny San Antonio

ROYBI Attends the NLC in Sunny San Antonio
San Antonio, TX. ROYBI exhibits with the Consumer Technology Association at the National League of Cities, meeting many wonderful local government leaders.
November 14

ROYBI’s Founder & CEO Interviews on Rodrigo Flamenco’s Podcast

ROYBI’s Founder & CEO Interviews on Rodrigo Flamenco’s Podcast
Elnaz Sarraf discusses ROYBI’s backstory, powerful mission, and exciting plans for the future. Listen here: https://bit.ly/2PgvzFo
November 12

ROYBI Named to The Upstart 100 by CNBC

ROYBI Named to The Upstart 100 by CNBC
ROYBI earns a coveted spot as one of the world’s most promising start-ups to watch in 2019 by CNBC. Read the full list here: https://cnb.cx/2RrLJyF
November 11

ROYBI is Featured on Mashable

ROYBI is Featured on Mashable
Roybi Robot made its grand debut on Mashable, showcasing its unique benefits for children.
November 9

ROYBI Attends CES Unveiled, New York

ROYBI Attends CES Unveiled, New York
NYC, NY. We had an amazing time showcasing little Roybi Robot to top journalists and tech experts at the official kickoff for CES.
October 21

ROYBI Shortlisted for the Reimagine AI Award

ROYBI Shortlisted for the Reimagine AI Award
We’re thrilled to announce that Roybi Robot has been shortlisted for the AI Award by the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards & Conference Steering Committee.
September 17

ROYBI is LIVE on Indiegogo | BUY NOW

ROYBI is LIVE on Indiegogo | BUY NOW
We’re pleased to inform you that ROYBI is now available on Indiegogo. You can pre-order your little Roybi Robot and take it home before the holidays! Back us here https://igg.me/at/roybirobot
August 29

ROYBI Wins Big at Pluralsight LIVE 2019

Create The Future Award
Salt Lake City, UT. As one of six finalists invited to present at the Create The Future Awards, ROYBI was honored to receive the 2019 Tech For Good Award.
August 21

CES Features ROYBI on Tech Talk

ROYBI at CES Talk
Founder & CEO Elnaz Sarraf discusses the importance of tech in education on CTA’s latest podcast http://bit.ly/2KLmtzC
August 6

ROYBI Attends the NCSL in Nashville, Ya’ll!

NCSL Conference
Nashville, TN. We were thrilled to present ROYBI to senators, legislators, and policymakers from all over the country while sharing the impact we are making on early childhood education.
August 2

CTA Magazine Features ROYBI

ROYBI on CTA Magazine
Washington, D.C. Founder & CEO Elnaz Sarraf explains the purpose of using AI in ROYBI to learn a child’s needs, adapt, and make improvements to content and interactions, enhancing the overall user experience.
July 2

Woohoo! We closed $4.2M in Seed Financing

Seed Announcement
Palo Alto, CA. We’re thrilled to announce that ROYBI closed $4.2M?of financing in the seed round from investors in Silicon Valley.
June 28

Roybi Robot Makes New Friends at the Tech in the Tenderloin

Tech in Tenderloin
San Francisco, CA. A gratifying experience being a part of the Tech in Tenderloin event dedicated to giving children equal access to technology.
June 20

ROYBI Wins First Place at Xiaomi AI Competition

Xiaomi First Place
Santa Clara, CA. We are very excited to announce that ROYBI won 1st place at Xiaomi’s 2019 Silicon Valley Competition! ? Xiaomi is one of the top 3 consumer electronics companies in Asia.
June 18

ROYBI Wins Second Place at USPAACC

USPAACC Winner
Houston, TX. Out of hundreds of contestants, ROYBI won second place at the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce!
May 14

ROYBI Wins USPAACC Western Region

USPAACC Winner West Coast Region
Los Angeles, CA. It was an exciting moment for ROYBI to win the USPAACC Western Region competition.
April 29

ROYBI Heads to The Hill

Congresswoman Judy Chu
Washington, D.C. Our team at ROYBI was fortunate for the opportunity to present our technology to the Members of Congress, including Congresswoman Judy Chu, Hill staff, and media.
April 23

ROYBI Earns the EdTech Digest Award

EdTech Digest Award
Palo Alto, CA. We’re thrilled to receive the EdTech Digest Award, becoming the 2019 finalist in the Robotics and Learning category. Congratulations to our team!
April 16

ROYBI is a Featured Exhibitor at HardwareCon 2019

ROYBI at HardwareCon 2019
Mountain View, CA. ROYBI is a featured exhibitor at HardwareCon 2019, April 17-18.
April 10

ROYBI Visits Sunny San Diego

ASU GSV Summit
San Diego, CA. Our team had a phenomenal time at ASU GSV Summit, the leading educational conference. We met with partners, companies, and creative people to help us shape the future of ROYBI.
April 9

ROYBI Receives the 2019 Fast Company World Change Idea Award

Fast Company World Changing Idea
Palo Alto, CA. We’re honored to receive the prestigious award by Fast Company as 2019 World-Changing Ideas in the Education category.
April 2

UPenn Business Plan Announces ROYBI as a Semifinalist

UPenn Business Plan Competition Semifinalist
Philadelphia, PA. We’re thrilled to announce that ROYBI is the Semifinalist at University of Pennsylvania 2019 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition.
March 10

ROYBI Explores Venture Day in Shenzhen, China

Venture Day Shenzhen
Shenzhen, China. The ROYBI team had a terrific time at the AI and Robotics Venture Day in China. This prominent event was organized by IE University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
March 5

SXSW EDU Announces ROYBI as a Finalist

ROYBI at SXSW EDU
Austin, TX. ROYBI was one of the only eight finalists globally to participate at Launch Festival at SXSW EDU, one of the largest educational events globally.
February 26

ROYBI says Hola to Alibaba Cloud at the MWC in Barcelona, Spain

Elnaz Sarraf at MWC
Barcelona, Spain. We were thrilled that our Founder & CEO, Elnaz Sarraf, gave a speech at the Mobile World Congress. Alibaba Cloud invited ROYBI as a part of their TechForChange Campaign.
January 9

ROYBI Wins The Indiegogo Competition

Indiegogo Pitch
Las Vegas, NV. ROYBI attended CES 2019 and won the Indiegogo Pitch Competition for the U.S.
January 8

ROYBI Visits Las Vegas at the CES2019

CES 2019
Las Vegas, NV. ROYBI attends CES 2019, joining hundreds of incredible companies in exhibiting.
2018
December 10

ROYBI Becomes a Member of the AWS EdStart Program

AWS Member
ROYBI is proud to announce that we are officially a member of the Amazon Web Services EdStart Program. https://aws.amazon.com/awsedstart
November 27

ROYBI Presents at EARLY FUTURES Conference

Early Futures Conference
San Jose, CA. ROYBI was thrilled to present at the nation’s largest early childhood education conference to bring entrepreneurs, funders, policymakers, and experts in the field in one place.
November 14

ROYBI Goes Viral on Zhejang TV

ROYBI on Zhejiang TV
Hangzhou, China. As part of the Alibaba Cloud Conference in China, ROYBI went viral on Zhejiang TV–one of the nation’s largest news channels in Hangzhou!
November 13

Alibaba Global Final Hangzhou

Alibaba Cloud Global Final
Hangzhou, China. ROYBI presented to over 1,000 attendees at the Alibaba Cloud Global Final conference and visited the Artificial Intelligence City.
November 5

Visit by Vice Mayor of Shenzhen

Shenzhen Vice Mayor Visit
Santa Clara, CA. ROYBI was honored and excited when the Vice Mayor of Shenzhen, China visited our private demo day.
October 15

CTA names ROYBI as a Top 100 Semifinalist

Boston CTA Top 100 Semifinalist
Boston, MA. ROYBI traveled to Boston to accept an award as the Top 100 Semifinalist globally, and to showcase at the Innovate Celebrate organized by CTA.
September 30

ROYBI Wins Top 30 Innovation Award

SVIEF Top 30 Innovation Award
Santa Clara, CA. ROYBI won the Top 30 Innovation Award in Silicon Valley through SVIEF.
September 29

ROYBI Exhibits at SVIEF

SVIEF Conference Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA. ROYBI proudly showcased at Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Forum to over 500 attendees. The conference hosted some of the most prestigious startups and experts in the industry.
September 24

ROYBI Goes to Denver For Startup Week

Denver Startup Week
Denver, Colorado. ROYBI visited Denver as the ambassador of Denver Startup Week to meet with entrepreneurs and locals to exchange ideas and answer questions.
September 20

ROYBI joins The United Nations Tech Innovation Lab

United Nations Technology Innovation Lab
Helsinki, Finland. ROYBI is thrilled to be part of the United Nations Technology Innovation Lab in Espoo, Finland. ROYBI is on a mission to change education for the better, and make it accessible for children everywhere.
September 17

ROYBI Visits Finland

ROYBI in Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki, Finland. ROYBI visited the xEdu Accelerator to start its partnership with kindergartners, teachers, and expand its technology into the European region. 
September 12

Hanhai Investment Incubator

Hanhai Investment
San Jose, CA. ROYBI is very excited to be part of the Hanhai Investment portfolio companies. With their support, ROYBI will seek partnerships in the US and China.
August 24

ROYBI Wins Alibaba Cloud North America

Alibaba Cloud Contest North America
Mountain View, CA. ROYBI proudly presented at 2018 Alibaba Cloud Contest and won the second-place award in North America.
August 17

ROYBI is a Top Finalist at WECAN RobotX Challenge

WECAN RobotX Challange
Santa Clara, CA. Woo-hoo! ROYBI made it to Top 3 Finalists out of 772 applicants around the world to compete in Artificial Intelligence World Innovation Contest in Shanghai.
August 15

NASDAQ Milestone Maker Graduation

NASDAQ Milestone Maker Graduation
(San Francisco, CA) ROYBI successfully completed its Milestone Maker 3-month program. ROYBI was on NASDAQ billboard at Times Square NYC and gave a speech globally.
July 20

ROYBI Interviews with CCTV in China

CCTV Interview Silicon Valley
(Santa Clara, CA) At 1000 Plan Startup Contest, ROYBI grabbed CCTV’s attention for an interview. CCTV is China’s most well-known news channel. ROYBI talked about its mission in education, and how it is going to help children have better and more accessible education.
July 20

ROYBI Spoke at the 1000 Plan Startup Contest

1000 Plan Startup Contest 2018 Silicon Valley
(Santa Clara, CA) ROYBI was part of the 10 startups to pitch on the stage to over 300 attendees at 1000 Plan Startup Contest. This event had a focus on cross-border expansion and collaboration between the US and China.
May 16

NASDAQ Milestone Maker

Nasdaq Entrepreneur Center
San Francisco, CA. ROYBI successfully completed its Milestone Maker 3-month program. ROYBI was on NASDAQ billboard at Times Square in NYC https://thecenter.nasdaq.org/milestone-maker-sarraf-roybi/
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