Sneha Sheth

Dost Education

Big Idea: 

Dost Education uses interactive voice response (IVR) technology to teach parents in Indian slums by phone how to do simple things to greatly spur early child development.

Sneha thrived as a management consultant and went on to earn an MBA from Berkeley. After a stint in Kenya, she became intrigued by the research into simple home practices that accelerate children’s early cognitive development, and with the possibilities of emerging interactive mobile phone technologies. She’s married the two with a platform that entertainingly delivers lessons to the parents and reminds them to use them.

Rainer Arnhold Fellows