Alex Westner
Founder / CEO Xander

Alex began his career in engineering, researching microphone arrays and the “cocktail party problem” at the MIT Media Lab—getting computers to pick out individual voices in a room. He spent 18 years as a product leader in audio and music technology companies, shipping successful products that try to analyze and understand sound. One standout, “iZotope RX,” became known as the Photoshop for Sound, and earned an Engineering Emmy Award, and is an industry standard tool.In the last several years, searching for something deeper and more meaningful, he immersed himself in the most profound human problem related to audio — people who have trouble hearing altogether. He founded Xander, setting its vision on providing relief for the 1.5 billion people around the world who struggle with the effects of hearing loss.The mission of the company is to CAPTION THE WORLD.


Jun 2

02:00 PM - 03:20 PM


Startup Pitch Competition: Part 1

Jenny Xu | Talofa Games

Timothy Porter | Mod Tech Labs Inc.

Pearly Chen | HTC Vive

Alex Porter | Mod Tech Labs Inc.

Alex Westner | Xander

Kristina Serafim | Verizon Ventures

Yolanda Barton | Revere XR

Dave Haynes | FOV Ventures

Jonathan Nowak Delgado | Spree Interactive

Aldo Petruzzelli | Aequilibrium

Noah Robinson | Innerworld

Tipatat Chennavasin | The Venture Reality Fund