RECESS Music + Ideas Festival Coming to Illinois Tech

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Do you have a brilliant startup idea? Want the chance to take it to the next level and live out your startup dreams? RECESS Music + Ideas Festival is here to help you take your business from dorm room to boardroom.

RECESS Music & Ideas Festival is the world’s only experience that combines the most innovative new startup ideas and the hottest acts in music. This spring, they are throwing a “March Madness”-style Pitch Competition, followed by an after party with some of the biggest acts in music.

The tour will visit 18 of the country’s top colleges and universities – spanning six cities (three campuses in each city) to host the first round of the pitch competition – the Campus Qualifiers.

Illinois Tech students can apply here for the opportunity to be selected to compete in the Campus Qualifiers on Wednesday, April 13 and pitch their startup ideas to a panel of distinguished judges.

The winner from each of the 18 Campus Qualifiers will advance to the Pitch Regional Semifinals where they will pitch on stage to a panel of elite judges before celebrating with a free concert at the after party.

The winner of the Pitch Regionals will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the RECESS Field Trip in Los Angeles (Wednesday, June 8 through through Thursday, June 9). There, they will join 10 of the winning student startups from the other regions to compete for the chance to pitch some of the biggest VCs and investors in the world and have a shot at winning a $250,000 cash prize, courtesy of the Capital Championship.