REAL INDUSTRY educates, inspires, and empowers university students to succeed in industry.


Where it All Began

USRCA was founded in 2013 by Errol Arkilic, one of the founders of the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps). USRCA was created to increase the impact of research by supporting the translation of the research into products and services that benefit society.

In 2014, Jay LeBoeuf became Executive Director of USRCA, expanded its mission to provide industry education to students, and founded the Real Industry program. Jay is a technology executive, entrepreneur, and adjunct lecturer at Stanford University. He has experience in business and technology roles, a rich network of industry connections, and has catalyzed a volunteer network from the leading companies in the media and entertainment technology space.


At a Glance


University Students Educated Worldwide



Industry Mentors


Universities Supported by Real Industry



Companies Represented in Workshops and Classes


Who We Are


Jay LeBoeuf, Executive Director

David Tockman, Director of Business Development

Julia Fallman, Program Manager

Andrea Mencarini, Community Engagement & Office Manager