Recess 2016 Pitch

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Most brilliant ideas never venture beyond the walls of the dorm, and that’s exactly where we come in. The Pitch is both a platform and a spotlight where concepts are discovered and innovation truly thrives. It offers unprecedented access to resources, and presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make the leap from the dorm room to the boardroom. The winner of the RECESS Pitch competition gets an automatic bid into the Capital Championship’s finals for a shot at winning a $250,000 cash prize. The stage just doesn’t get any bigger than this.

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FAQs

What is the Capital Championship?

CAPITAL Championship is a nationwide entrepreneurial tournament that rewards the ultimate victor $250,000. The tournament strengthens the startup community by offering exposure, networking, mentorship, and CASH to emerging entrepreneurs and seasoned venturists.

Who’s pitching their ideas?

Three college teams who advanced from the Campus Qualifiers + 1 Wildcard team open to any college student in the state the event is taking place + three teams from the Capital Challenge.

What does the winning team get?

The winner of the Campus Qualifiers advance to the Regional Semifinals. Each team that applies gets access to our Startup Toolkit. The winner from the Regional Semifinals will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles inclusive of roundtrip airfare, hotels, food, and swag to attend the RECESS Field Trip and make their pitch to a panel of some of the world’s biggest VCs and Investors.

How do I enter my business?

If you’re a college student, apply for the Pitch at recesspitch.com by March 28, 2016 at 11:59pm EST for Campus Qualifiers. For the National Wildcard Bid, apply by April 28, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. Five teams from each school will be selected to participate in the Campus Qualifiers round. The winning team from each school’s Campus Qualifier will advance to the Regional Semifinals.

To apply for The Capital Championship, teams can go to www.CapitalChampionship.com to apply.Applicants must have a proven MVP (minimum viable product/service)- ‘ideas’ or ‘business plans’ alone will not be considered. Businesses must also have proven traction demonstrated through previous business competition victories, revenue milestones, or external funding. Capital is looking for entrepreneurs who are executing at an extremely high level and producing world-class products and services.