Virtual Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon

Presented By: Whim + Pure Michigan Business Connect

Retail + Apparel innovation Challenge

2020

 

150

Participants in the DF+TH Community

Prizes

Valued at

$7,500+

 

Sept. 25-27, 2020

Virtual Hack Weekend

 

 

“Not Your

Average

Hack”

-2019 Participant

 

What Is The Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon?

 

The hackathon is a 36-hour weekend innovation challenge that brings together diverse teams with the goal of creating new tech solutions.

Teams will hear from our local brands who have submitted problem statements to the hackathon. Participants will assemble into teams to start gathering research on the problem, ideate on potential solutions, design prototypes, and a business case to pitch for selection to the final 3 who will pitch their solution to the judges.

#detfashionhack

We’re thankful for our

2020 Sponsors

and our 

2020 Partners

Hosts

Problem Statement Partners

Problem Statement:
Customer Experience Manufacturing

Problem Statement:
AI and Machine Learning

Mentors

Lori McColl, Founder, DF+TH and Whim-Detroit
Jonathan Olson
, Front-End Developer and UX Designer
Brandon Klotz, Software engineer and designer
Adam DePollo, back-end software engineer
Peter Ma, AI Expert
Ayon Roy, problem solver and tech speaker
Leanne Roddy, fashion industry expert
Cassidy Tucker, Co- Founder, Deviate Fashion
Kelsey Tucker, Co-Founder, Deviate Fashion
Brenna Lane, Production and Operations, Co-Owner, Detroit Denim
Eric Yelsma, Co-Owner, Detroit Denim

Outreach Partners

Detroit Fashion Tech Hackathon makes news.

Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon Is On This Weekend

Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon Is On This Weekend

As the world emerges from the darkest days of the pandemic, there’s a lot of discussion about the need to reshore manufacturing and create more resilient, less far-flung supply chains here in the U.S., so we’ll be better prepared the next time there’s a huge business disruption. A part of that discussion acknowledges that to make that supply chain shift happen, automation and advanced production technologies will be required domestically to replace the labor-intensive model practiced in less-developed nations.

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The Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon Looks To Bring New Advanced Automation Solutions To Michigan’s Fashion Industry

The Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon Looks To Bring New Advanced Automation Solutions To Michigan’s Fashion Industry

As the world emerges from the darkest days of the pandemic, there’s a lot of discussion about the need to reshore manufacturing and create more resilient, less far-flung supply chains here in the U.S., so we’ll be better prepared the next time there’s a huge business disruption. A part of that discussion acknowledges that to make that supply chain shift happen, automation and advanced production technologies will be required domestically to replace the labor-intensive model practiced in less-developed nations.

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Detroit fashion and tech ‘hackathon’ returns with virtual format

Detroit fashion and tech ‘hackathon’ returns with virtual format

A group of coders, designers, artists, entrepreneurs and more will gather virtually later this month for the third annual Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon. The event, scheduled for Sept. 25-27, “brings together creativity and technology to develop solutions to the problems facing the fashion and retail industries,” according to a news release. The event is being co-hosted by Detroit-based digital consulting firm Whim-Detroit LLC and the Pure Michigan Business Connect initiative, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

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What

The DF+TH is a 36-hour innovation challenge where teams work to design solutions to the hackathon problem statements.

When

September 25-27, 2020
Starts: Friday at 5:30 PM
Ends: Sunday at 3:00 PM

Where

 

Virtual Hack Weekend