The Dallas-based maker of educational robots and curriculum was chosen among 1,200 applicants as an innovative technology company
(Dallas, TX) June 19, 2018 – RoboKind announced today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.
RoboKind is a Dallas-based company whose mission is to create cost-effective and inclusive education for all. Working with experts in the autism community and school systems around the world, RoboKind has developed two robots, Milo and Jett, along with the accompanying robots4autism and robots4STEM curricula, to give children opportunities to realize their potential and pursue their passions for all things tech-related.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across North America. The nominees are evaluated on 20 main quantitative and qualitative criteria, which include disruptive impact, market footprint, proof of concept, financial performance, technology innovation, social value, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.
This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.
“We set out to change lives when we founded RoboKind, so to be named a finalist in the Red Herring Awards is extremely humbling and a great honor,” said Richard Margolin, chief technology officer and founder of RoboKind. “There is little in this world more rewarding than watching Milo help a student with autism speak for the first time or Jett foster the next generation of confident, digitally-savvy children. We hope that in the future we can inspire more children to learn using robotics and technology.”
“This year was rewarding, beyond all expectations,” said Alex Vieux, the publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “There are many great companies generating really innovative and disruptive products in North America. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. RoboKind shows great promise and therefore deserves to be among the finalists. Now we’re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring North America. We know that the 2018 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact.”
Finalists for the 2018 edition of the Red Herring 100 North America award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the months leading up to the announcement, Red Herring reviewed more than 1,200 companies in the telecommunications, security, cloud, software, hardware, biotech, mobile, and other industries that completed their submissions to qualify for the award.
The finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring North America Forum in Marina Del Rey, CA, from June 18–20, 2018. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on the evening of June 20.
RoboKind is a Dallas-based company whose mission is to create cost-effective and inclusive education for all. Working closely with the ASD community, RoboKind has developed robots4autism and Milo, the most advanced, facially expressive humanoid robot, who has proven effectiveness in engaging learners with ASD over 80% of the time, as opposed to the 3% for traditional therapy. Milo never gets tired, never gets frustrated, and is always consistent, which is important when teaching through repetition. His friendly demeanor and patience encourages learners with ASD to step out of their shell and gives them the courage to interact with their environment. The company also recently launched a new robot, Jett, along with the accompanying robots4STEM curriculum teaching elementary school students to code even if their teachers don’t know how.
RoboKind is dedicated to opening and creating pathways for all ages and groups so they can thrive in the real world through cost-effective means. To learn more, please visit RoboKind.com and follow Milo on Twitter or Facebook.