WHAT IS THE FASHION HACKATHON?
The world’s First Fashion Hackathon on February 2-3 will connect developers, designers and entrepreneurs with insider knowledge on the Fashion and Retail industries.
To create an app with the most innovative ability based on the Council of Fashion Designers of America's mission of supporting the overall growth of American Fashion as a global industry. Registered teams will learn many pivotal industry issues prior to the event, and will have the chance to kick-off the Hackathon with THE FASHION BRIEF — a Q&A with famous designers and executives representing top brands — at 11 am on Saturday. They will open the Hackathon competition with a discussion of the industry’s hits and misses. Teams will also learn what solutions they are craving for, the types of startup pitches they like the most and the ones they do not.
500 7th Ave. Floor 17
New York, NY
STRICT DOOR POLICY
This event caters ONLY to those registered to participate in a Hackathon team (develop, design or marketing/ideas). Other attendees will only be allowed on Sunday, the Pitch Day.
FINALISTS & TOP PRIZES
Top 3 finalists will be introduced at next NY Tech Meetup
Top 3 teams will present on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week after a keynote by Foursquare's founder,
Winning teams also gets $10,000 in API & product prizes + the chance to have their app launched by America's top Fashion association - the Council of Fashion Designers of America
The Fashion Brief
Sideways / CFDA
NY Tech Meetup
The New York Times
The Next Web
Rent The Runway
Saks Fifth Avenue
***We will be strictly punctual and strongly advise teams not to miss API demos or Fashion Brief.***
Registration & Breakfast
Teams are formed and registered. Mic is open for teams to announce any openings.
Welcome & Introduction; Design Gym Intros
The Fashion Brief / Q&A
Top industry leaders discuss their challenges and Tech solutions they wish existed. This chat followed by Q&A is intended to define and educate hackers on the pain points of the industry, as well as to clarify criteria for the winning app and to inspire developers to build hacks vying for the top prize.
Provided by Decoded Fashion
Design Gym Mentorship
Groups present concepts and experts focus on details that need to be included, holes in the ideas, areas that participants should research and people they should talk to.
Mentors & Feedback
Each team will present and each group has the opportunity for questions and feedback
Provided by Decoded Fashion
DJ + Gourmet Cookie Time!
Coding continues overnight
Teams report back to Design Gym where they are in the process. Technical, design and industry subject matter experts will roam for impromptu coaching sessions.
CHRIS KENNEDY, STARTUP BUS
MIKE CAPRIO, STARTUP BUS
JASON SALTZMAN, ALLEY NYC
CAMILLE FOURNIER, RENT THE RUNWAY
BENITA SINGH, SOURCE4STYLE
Provided by Mexicue
First Judging Group
Second Judging Group
API Winners, Crowd Favorite & Top Three Finalists Announced
Announcement of the three Finalists to be introduced at NY Tech Meetup and to pitch at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week finale.
FEBRUARY 4 - 13
Finalists prepare for Fashion Week reveal. Pitches are being refined and beautified.
Fashion Hackathon winners announced at Decoded Fashion: New York
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