WHAT IS A HACKATHON?
What is the structure?

The hackathon is a free 36-hour weekend innovation challenge that brings together talent across a number of disciplines to solve real problems facing brands in the industry. The event is an “invention marathon” with the goal of building a working solution to pitch to the judges.  The business challenges submitted to the hackathon by brands supporting the event.

Who can participate?

Anyone who is passionate about apparel, manufacturing, retail, & technology! We are looking for teams and/or free agents who are creators, designers, developers, and data enthusiasts. Teams will have access to industry experts and mentors to help teams work through the problem statements proposed by the hackathon.

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When?

The hackathon agenda starts on Friday at 5:30 pm and will conclude on Sunday at 3:00 pm at Grand Circus Detroit with final pitches and the announcement of the winners.

2019 SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS
2019 SPEAKERS, JUDGES & PANELISTS
Lori McColl
Founder Whim & DF+TH
Dan Kinney
Pioneer in Tech & Media
Jarret Schlaff
Co-Founder Pingree Detroit
Josh York
Founder York Project
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Interested in Sponsoring?

Interested in being a 2020 sponsor?   As a sponsor, you will enjoy the opportunity to submit real challenges facing your organization and get insight into the creative new ideas that the teams create.

Email us at hello@detroitfashionhackathon.com

Interested in Mentoring?

We are looking for 2020 mentors!  Have a background or specialty in technology, apparel, manufacturing, retail, or sustainability we would love to hear from you.

Register to become a mentor