Entrepreneurship Contest Winner Truong Moves On to RECESS Regionals

Apr. 13, 2016

Entrepreneurship Contest Winner Truong Moves On to RECESS Regionals
FIrst-place winner Minh “Lucas” Tuan Truong (center), with Anna Patru Brantley (right), second-place, and Deja Jackson (left), third-place.

Webster University student entrepreneurs competed against each other pitching their start-ups Shark Tank-style, in the RECESS Campus Qualifier April 6.

FIrst place winner Minh “Lucas” Tuan Truong will go on to represent Webster in the regional competition at The Pageant in St. Louis on April 26, competing against the winners from Saint Louis University and Washington University, for a chance to make it to the national semi-finals in Los Angeles in June.

Ten finalists will then compete for the chance to pitch some of the biggest venture capitalists and investors in the world, with a chance at winning $250,000 courtesy of partner the Capital Championship.
Students: RSVP to Pitch + Party April 26

RECESS concert
Student IDs will receive priority access at the Pitch + Party on
April 26.

All Webster students are invited to come show their support at The Pageant on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. After the student pitches to a panel of elite judges, a free concert will be held, featuring a performance by Tory Lanez and BJ The Chicago Kid. Student IDs will receive priority access. Check out details and RSVP at the RECESS website.

Read the initial story on the RECESS competition at the Webster.edu news room.

RECESS The RECESS Campus Qualifier was held April 6. Next stop for Truong (center): RECESS Entrepreneurship Regionals April 26.


RECESS launched in 2011 after co-founders Jack Shannon and Deuce Thevenow met while students at Indiana University. There, they launched their first company, producing college music festivals with some of the hottest acts in music. Despite their success, they had always envisioned something bigger, something that would shake up the status quo and show college students that they, like Jack and Deuce, could turn their ideas into reality. That’s when the idea for RECESS was born. Since then, we have visited more than 35 colleges, reaching over 120,000+ people with our events.

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