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One Day College Music and Ideas Festival

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Recess is a music + ideas festival that brings together successful entrepreneurs, the coolest new startups and the hottest acts in music to inspire the next generation of world changing entrepreneurs.

The Playground

[Interactive Networking Fair]

Study Hall

[Speaker Series]

Pitch

[Idea Pitch Competition]

Concert

[End of Day Celebration]

Past Artists

Artists

Past Study Hall Speakers

Alexis Giles
Alexis Giles

Co-Founder
MOX

Avi Spielman
Avi Spielman

Partner
Summit

Brent Freeman
Brent Freeman

Co-Founder & CEO
Roozt.com

Bob Moczydiowsky
Bob Moczydiowsky

Head of Music
Twitter

Cory Levy
Cory Levy

Co-Founder & COO
ONE

Diplo
Diplo

Artist & Founder
MadDecent

Donnie Dinch
Donnie Dinch

Co-Founder & CEO
WillCall

Garrett Dodge
Garrett Dodge

Co-Founder & CEO
Rockbot

Jake Udell
Jake Udell

Co-Founder
Th3rd Brain

Josh Constine
Josh Constine

Journalist
TechCrunch

Melanie Stevenson
Melanie Stevenson

COO
Pencils of Promise

Miki Agrawal
Miki Agrawal

Author
Do Cool Sh*t

Shaun Neff
Shaun Neff

Founder
Neff Inc.

Scott Case
Scott Case

Co-Founder & CEO
Main Street Genome

Scott
Scott "DJ Skee" Keeney

CEO
Skeematic LLC

Stacey Ferreria
Stacey Ferreria

Co-Creator
2 Billion Under 20

Taylor Conroy
Taylor Conroy

Founder
Change Heroes

Tony Conrad
Tony Conrad

Co-Founder & CEO
About.me

Ed Shapiro
Ed Shapiro

Partner
Reed Smith LLP

The Playground

An opportunity to network and meet the coolest brands and startups from across the nation right on your campuses.

Past Companies

Free Swag and Prizes

Check in at the playground to win awesome prizes and swag from our prize partners

Pitch Competition

Congrats to our Spring 2014 finalists

1st Place
Clean Slate - Indiana University
2nd Place
MF Fire - University of Maryland
3rd Place
Wndrlust - University of the Pacific
Spore - Drexel University
USKEY - University of California, San Diego
Live Applicant - New York University
Code Problems - Cornell University
BZBox - Emory University
Carl.D Automatic Bartender - Purdue University

CleanSlate went from an idea to an actual start-up. Thanks to RECESS I now have the resources and opportunities to take the company in any direction.

Max Brickman, Founder, CleanSlate

Congrats to the minds behind USKEY!

Delara Fadavi and Danee Kenyon from UC San Diego have won a free Rootstrap for the ‘Best Idea Not Yet Built.’ They blew us away with their idea for USKey, a USB alarm that promises to be a simple, affordable way to protect your laptop. They’re the winners of the $20,000 prize pack that includes custom wireframes, UX/UI designs, market research, and much more.

Past Sponsors

As Seen In

Our Team

Jack Shannon
Jack Shannon

Co-Founder

Deuce Thevenow
Deuce Thevenow

Co-Founder

Fred Schonenberg
Fred Schonenberg

Sponsorship

Colin Cadarette
Colin Cadarette

Marketing / Content

Jill Hoffman
Jill Hoffman

Marketing Intern

Advisors / Investors

Alexis Giles
Alexis Giles

VP, Business Development
MOX TV

Daniel Miller
Daniel Miller

Director
Hilts Global Ltd

Jason Schretter
Jason Schretter

Managing Director
The Raine Group

Jeremy Yudkin
Jeremy Yudkin

Co-Founder
Sixwatt

Joey Pomerenke
Joey Pomerenke

Founding Partner
UP Global

Jon Moore
Jon Moore

Managing Partner
Roller Digital

Kai Hising
Kai Hising

SVP, Media Operatings Strategy
Electus LLC / IAC

Karen Zuckerman
Karen Zuckerman

Owner
HZDG

Marc Ruxin
Marc Ruxin

CEO, Co-Founder
TastemakerX

Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban

AXS.TV

Matt Miles
Matt Miles

Partner
HMC Assets, LLC

Mike Hertz
Mike Hertz

Manager, Lil Dicky
Pop Up Music

Stephanie Lafera
Stephanie Lafera

Founder
Little Empire

Steve Cousineau
Steve Cousineau

The Cherin Group

SuzAnn Brantner
SuzAnn Brantner

The Family Business

Tamara Conniff
Tamara Conniff

Roc Nation

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