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.

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 them move from ideation to prototype.

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When?

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

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Interested in Sponsoring?

Interested in being a 2019 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 2019 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

2018 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
Hackathon Hosts