Platinum & Technical Sponsors
WHAT IS A HACKATHON?
What is the structure?

A hackathon is a 36 hr weekend sprint challenge that brings together passions across a number of disciplines to solve real problems facing brands in the industry. The event structure is best described as an “invention marathon” with the goal of building a working prototype to present to the judges.

Who can participate?

Anyone who is passionate about fashion!  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 them move from ideation to prototype.

Where?

Detroit Center for Design + Technology, 4219 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI

When?

The hackathon agenda starts Friday, April 20th @ 5:30pm and will conclude on Sunday, April 22nd @ 3:00pm with the announcement of the winning team.

SPEAKERS, JUDGES & PANELISTS
Aki Choklat
Int'l Designer & Chair of FAD @ CCS
Brenna Lane
Partner & Production Detroit Denim
Tim Farah
Creative Director Luxury Brands
Lori McColl
Founder Whim & DET Fashion Hack
Sarah Ayers
Owner William + Bonnie
Dan Kinney
Pioneer in Media & Technology
Dr. Stephanie E. Vasko
MSU Center for Interdisciplinarity
James Chapman
Serial Entrepreneur, Author & Speaker
Swag Sponsors
Hosts & Community Partners
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Interested in Sponsoring?

Interested in being a 2019 sponsor? Email us at hello@detroitfashionhackathon.com.  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.

Interested in Mentoring?

We are looking for 2019 mentors!  Have a background or speciality in fashion, sustainability, commerce or technology, we would love to hear from you.