USC's product incubator

Who are we?


Passionate about UX and Design Thinking. Well versed in the abilities and frailties of the human mind.


React Native? MEAN? Python? Cordova? We love it all.


Multidisiplinary and disruptive. Someone who has big ideas and knows how to act on them.

Applications for fall 17 will be open soon!

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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).


The LavaLab community is an inspiring and 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, recruiting events and more.

Applications for fall 17 will be open soon!

Our Team

Connor Duffy
Managing Director

Vanessa Qin
Director of Community

Timmy Malaney
Director of Operations

Bailey James
Director of Design and Brand

Justin He
Director of Development

Will Durkee
Director of Outreach

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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