RECESS is a Music + Ideas Festival that brings together successful entrepreneurs, the coolest new startups, and the hottest acts in music to colleges. The winning team from each school and 5 At-Large spots open to any US College student win an all-expenses paid Recess Field Trip in Los Angeles, CA January 14 – 16, 2016.

Photos by Pooja Pasupula and Kedar Kulkarni. 

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. A stage 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 a speculation to a startup.

As a photo journalist with more than 2 months experience, he’s worked with The Charlotte Observer, Alternative Press, Fueled by Ramen,, and himself. Currently attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte obtaining a BS BA in Management Information Systems with a Minor in Religious Studies.