Alon is the founder & CEO of echoAR (www.echoAR.xyz; Techstars ’19), a cloud platform for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) that provides tools and server-side infrastructure to help developers & companies quickly build and deploy 3D apps and content.
Alon received his MSc in Computer Science from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science specializing in Computer Graphics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and Human-Computer Interaction. Alon wrote his thesis on an Augmented Reality Guidance System for Endovascular Surgery advised by Prof. Steven K. Feiner.
Alon received his BSc as a double major in Computer Science and Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Tel Aviv University specializing in Software Engineering, Computer Communication Networks and Information Security.
During his studies, Alon served as a graduate researcher at the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Laboratory of Columbia University. Alon also served as a research assistant and teaching assistant in the fields of Computer Communication Networks and Distributed Cloud Networks.
echoAR is backed by Remagine Ventures and Techstars, and received grants from Y Combinator, Verizon, and NYC Media Lab. We were named AR/VR finalists for SXSW 2020, won the DevProject Award 2019, named among the 2019 Most Fundable Companies, named one of the Top 25 finalists in Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2019, and featured on The Hill and Bold TV.