It’s impossible, or at the very least, unwise, to imagine growth in any industry these days without factoring in the role of technology. Fashion is certainly no exception. In fact, it’s becoming critical. Whether it’s reaching social media influencers, or customers, tech plays a role.  Consumers want discounts and purchasing options at their fingertips at all times. This is what makes the upcoming Detroit Fashion Hackathon rather intriguing.

What’s a Hackathon?

For those unfamiliar with the term, a hackathon is typically a fun, but intense event. Computer programmers and others involved in software development, collaborate intensively. These technology-based projects may also include designers, project managers, and sometimes subject-matter-experts. The intent is to provide an environment to learn, explore, and engage, and to complete a project with a set amount of time.

Detroit Fashion Hackathon Details

For this first Detroit Fashion Hackathon, the subject-matter-experts may include creators, designers, developers, data enthusiasts, and anyone who is passionate about fashion. Organized teams or individuals may sign up.  Teams will have access to industry experts and mentors to help them move a concept from ideation to prototype.

The event takes place over a 36-hour weekend Friday April 20 – Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Detroit Center for Design + Technology at 4219 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Winning teams will be eligible for over $1000+ in cash and in-kind prizes with access to the city’s best mentors and industry experts.

For more detailed information about the event and supporting companies, visit the website at

Author: Lisa Diggs

Lisa Diggs is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, business consultant, avid traveler, and founder of The Catalyst Company, LLC, Michigan Positivity Project, and Buy Michigan Now.