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The Pulse of Innovation

The latest news and updates at the Academy and in the field.

The Academy Shines in University Entrepreneurship Rankings

"The one-of-a-kind Iovine and Young Academy represents perhaps the most exciting recent innovation in university entrepreneurship," according to Contrary’s 2019 University Entrepreneurship rankings and report.

Academy alumni redefine real estate with Thirdspace

Co-founders Will Berman and Chris Caskey developed a new real estate business model to connect brands and pop-ups to physical spaces during their senior year at USC Iovine and Young Academy. Their latest collaboration brings Brazil-born sneakers, Cariuma, to Venice Beach where shoppers can touch, feel and wear consciously-made shoes. Here, Will and Chris share their inspiration and vision for L.A.’s urban landscape...