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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

We graduated Techstars 2019.

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We were awarded the Y Combinator SUS grant.

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Check out our latest interview with The Hill.

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We were named Top 25 in Sir Richard Branson's Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2019.

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We won the DevProject Award at DeveloperWeek NYC.

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We were named on the 2019 Most Fundable Companies List by Pepperdine University.

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We were named SXSW Pitch Finalist in AR/VR.

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February 27 2020

echoAR chosen for Peak Pitch XIV

echoAR was selected to participate at Peak Pitch XIV by Newark Venture Partners. NVP brought the top startups and investors in NYC to pitch as they go up the mountain.


Peak Pitch is an annual off-site slope-side networking event that gives select Seed and Series-A founders the opportunity to pitch and discuss their companies with top-tier VC investors.


Entrepreneurs pitched their startup as they shared a chairlift ride with investors, before skiing to the bottom of the slopes to do it all over again. Proud to be part of this great group of founders and investors!

February 26 2020

echoAR at RLab Hard Hat Party

RLab, NYC's center for AR/VR and spatial computing, is going through renovations! And it's a great reason to bring together leaders in the XR space to celebrate emerging tech in NYC!

 

The echoAR team was invited to celebrate the relaunch of the first city-funded VR/AR innovation and entrepreneurship center that will house over 16,000 square feet of AR/VR startups, co-working labs, studios and more.

Learn more about RLab and get involved:

February 18 2020

echoAR featured on Faces of 5G

CEO of echoAR shares 5 reasons why 5G and AR are a perfect match in a guest post on Face of 5G. The article discusses the worlds of AR and 5G while looking back on past relationships between digital content and wireless networks.

Faces of 5G is a platform highlighting real-life stories of people across the U.S. already using advanced connectivity to improve what they do and how they do it in today’s digital economy.

Read the full article here:

February 17 2020

echoAR's pitch at AWE TLV

Augmented World Expo (AWE) has published echoAR's pitch from AWE Tel Aviv 2019, the annual premier event for the AR/VR industry which returned to Israel for the 2nd time.

We shared our company's journey and vision with a great crowd of ecosystem leaders and innovative companies using immersive tech to change reality.

 

Watch the pitch now on AWE's page on YouTube:

echoAR @ AWE TLV

February 14 2020

echoAR & L2M Accelerator Network

echoAR led a workshop with the members of the Columbia IBM Accelerator cohort part of the Columbia Lab-to-Market Accelerator Network.

We talked about echoAR's entrepreneurial journey, getting the best out of programs like NYC Media Lab Combine and Techstars, building a deep tech startup, analyzing competition, and sizing your market.

Read more about the workshop here:

February 12 2020

The current rise of AR

The number of AR/VR developers is on the rise. Augmented reality and virtual reality jobs surged 1,400% in 2019 based on the leading job site Hired. Vox says that "companies are on a hiring spree for people who can code an alternative reality" with the number of AR/VR inventions patented at all-time high during recent years.

 

Read the articles sharing the positive trends occurring in the AR/VR ecosystem here:

February 7 2020

echoAR's SXSW Finalist Interview

echoAR was featured on AustinStartups.com as a SXSW Pitch Finalist in the Augmented & Virtual Reality category. Austin Startups is the voice of the Austin startup ecosystem  and shares news on entrepreneurs and creators heading to SXSW.

 

Honored to be recognized among the top cutting-edge companies out there and humbled by SXSW's recognition of echoAR as a leading company in the AR/VR space.

 

Come say hello when we present at SXSW Pitch 2020 in Austin TX (3:30pm, Saturday, March 14) and read the full interview here:

February 6 2020

echoAR and NYC Media Lab Combine

echoAR is humbled to mentor the latest cohort for NYC Media Lab’s Combine, an accelerator & venture platform to advance entrepreneurship in emerging media technology.

 

The Combine offers a lean startup accelerator for university startups, corporate entrepreneurship programs, and executive education that helps entrepreneurs and innovative companies to leverage NYC's thriving technology ecosystem. 

Learn more about the NYC Media Lab Combine Event:

February 5 2020

echoAR hosts DoD

echoAR had the honor of hosting Lt Col Jennifer Snow, Chief Technology Officer at the United States Air Force/AFWERX, and members of the DoD innovation network in their joint tech trip to NYC.

We showcased our technology, discussed the vast army use cases of augmented reality (AR) in the battlefield, and  brainstormed ways for immersive technologies to improve training and situational awareness of soldiers.

Learn more in Lt Col Snow's post:

February 5 2020

echoAR featured at CSL Startup Directory

echoAR was featured on the startup directory of Columbia Startup Lab (CSL), an entrepreneurial community and co-working space for Columbia alumni entrepreneurs located at WeWork Soho West.


CSL is the result of a unique partnership between the deans of Columbia College and the Schools of Business, Engineering, Law, and International and Public Affairs. CSL has been headquarters to more than 250 startups founded by Columbia alumni raising more than $55M.

Read more about our journey on the CSL Startup Directory:

February 2 2020

echoAR welcomes Macaulay Fellows

echoAR is happy to welcome fellows from the Macaulay Honors College as software development interns through the RLab XR Internship Program.

 

Now at its third cohort, RLab and Macaulay Honors College places talented students from the City University of New York (CUNY) schools in first choice XR internships around the city. 

 

Learn more about the program here: