USC's premier product incubator

Who are we?


We're passionate about UX and Design Thinking and know the fundamentals of AI/PS.


Swift? NodeJS? Python? Arduino? Makerbot? We love it all.


We make marketing campaigns, plan user acquisition, and perfect financial reports.

Applications for Spring 17 are now open!
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Join a fulfilling community.


The LavaLab network is incredibly strong and grows every graduating semester. We have members and alumni in all areas of industry, and actively maintain resume books and relationships with our industry partners and recruiters (including Apple, Snapchat, Electronic Arts, and more).


A great perk of the LavaLab community is the incredibly exciting academic enviroment. We'll host study nights, workshops, company tours, and many of your cohort members are also your classmates.


Our primary goal is to build a fun, safe community made of passionate and energetic friends. As an organization, we host select social events and retreats, tailgates, hackathons, and more.

Applications for Spring 17 are now open!
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Our Team

Drake Rehfeld
Managing Director

Allegra Reister
Director of Culture

Racquel Fygenson
Director of Operations

Jacob Antony
Director of Partnerships

Timmy Malaney
Director of Community

Connor Duffy
Director of Recruiting

Patrick McDonnell
Director of Industry Relations

Advisory Board

Nathan Patterson
Head of Design, Disney Consumer Products

Maria Pavlovskaia
Research Engineer, Snapchat

Eric Pakravan

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