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The Winners of the 2021 Iovine and Young Prize

In honor of the Academy’s entrepreneurial founders Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young, the Iovine and Young Development Prize Competition awards funding prizes to an Academy student or team. Every year, students pitch proposals for innovative products that have the potential to improve society or revolutionize an industry. Due to the pandemic, this year’s competitors went virtual, using creative ways to impress the judges through Zoom. The judging committee, which includes Academy faculty and special industry guests, determined the winners based on project potential, feasibility for practical application, and social impact. 

This year’s winners are...

Iovine and Young Academy “Iovine and Young Prize”

The Froot brand and platform supports women who struggle with discomfort and pain arising from poor-fitting bras. Froot empowers and educates women, and breaks down the barriers of purchasing comfortable, cost-effective, and attractive bras.

Iovine and Young Academy “Social Impact Prize”
Frontida Records

Frontida Records is a cloud-based health documentation solution that supports medical clinics in some of the world’s most challenging environments, such as refugee camps. The digital platform provides a centralized database for health records which will optimize access to patient medical histories, improve efficiencies in medical clinics, and improve patient treatment and outcomes for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Iovine and Young Academy “Graduate Development Prize”

With the Kokari app, your NFT collection will no longer collect virtual dust. The service builds an infrastructure, userbase, and content pipeline for the burgeoning NFT market and is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the upcoming release of consumer AR headsets from leading tech companies such as Apple and Facebook.

Iovine and Young Academy “Graduate Development Prize”
Generation Alpha

Generation Alpha aims to bring forth a new era of play by developing a portfolio of innovative toys equipped with immersive technologies targeting Alpha, the largest generation in history. 


Congratulations to all of our finalists for sharing their visionary and inspiring work with the Iovine and Young community.