Real Industry provides behind-the-scenes education on careers in the media technology industry. Our online courses, mentorship sessions, case studies, and in-person events prepare students for success by linking them to new career opportunities. Since its inception as a nonprofit in 2013, Real Industry has connected several academic institutions with a robust and growing network of industry professionals. We partner with leading universities such as Stanford University, New York University, and University of Michigan, and our programs leverage representatives from leading technology companies, ranging from rising new ventures to household names like Pandora and Adobe.

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Jay LeBoeuf is technology executive, educator, and entrepreneur in the media technology industry. Jay is the President/Executive Director of Real Industry - a nonprofit transforming how students learn about the tech industry and how products go from idea through commercialization. LeBoeuf lectures on music technology and music business at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and is on the Board of Advisors for music startups Chromatik and Humtap. LeBoeuf led research & development, intellectual property, and technology strategy as Strategic Technology Director at iZotope. Jay founded and was CEO of intelligent audio technology company Imagine Research, which was acquired by iZotope in March 2012. While creating a "Google for Sound", Jay was recognized as a Bloomberg Businessweek Innovator, awarded $1.1M in Small Business Innovation Research grants by the U.S. National Science Foundation, and interviewed on BBC World, Science 360, and other major media outlets. Prior to founding Imagine Research, LeBoeuf was an engineer and researcher in the Advanced Technology Group at Digidesign (Avid Technology) in charge of innovations for the industry-standard Pro Tools platform.