is USC's first student-run incubator
Past Projects
Augment

Augment Analytics

Humanyze

Humanyze

Docket

Docket

utique

Utique

voya

Voya

cache

Cache

zap

Zap

jam-jar

Jam Jar

Hexcare

Hexcare

Dapper

Dapper

Chek

Chek

Loop

Loop

Vennue

Vennue

SphereTECH

SphereTECH

Steemy

Steemy

Curriculum

Induction

When you join LavaLab, you join a family. Quickly forming teams, you will go through an entire semester of rapidly prototyping an idea and transforming that idea into a product that you will pitch to investor judges. Everything from market feasibility to product design and modeling will be taught through this rapid schedule of a structure. We pride ourselves on interdisciplinary instruction.

Workshops

During certain meetings, we bring in people from the industry to lead a unique workshop for our LavaLab teams ranging from UX and pitch workshops to business and legal advice.

Dinners

We host dinners on Thursday evenings, exclusive for our LavaLab members, where we invite a successful entrepreneur to share their story. The talks are interesting — often more inspiring than informative. Dinners create a time where LavaLab teams can bond, cowork, and bounce off ideas in an unstructured manner.

Demo Night

From Day 1 of LavaLab, we tell our teams that everything they do should go into perfecting their product to show off at Demo Night, our final showcase where we bring in industry investors, judges, and folk to listen and check out our demos.


RSVP information for Demo Night Fall 2016 coming soon

Our Team

Drake Rehfeld

Drake Rehfeld

Managing Director

Racquel Fygenson

Racquel Fygenson

Director of Operations

Sagar Ramesh

Sagar Ramesh

Director of Brand

Matt Prisby

Matt Prisby

Director of Creative Initiatives

Jacob Antony

Jacob Antony

Director of External Relations

Allegra Reister

Allegra Reister

Director of Fellowship

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board provides mentorship, industry experience, and valuable connections to our team members. They serve one academic year terms. Board members for 2016 will be announced soon!