Redefine the future of fashion.

Hackathons are the new way to push the boundaries of what you know and learn what you don't. They provide an environment to learn, explore, and engage to complete a project with a set amount of time. Students spend 36 hours building a project of their choice, such an app or a garment, while getting support from mentors and sponsors. Participants meet companies looking to hire while getting their hands on the latest tech. Students are given the opportunity to solve problems they see in the world by utilizing fashion and technology.

This year, we'll be having 4 different prize categories:

  • Creation of a new technology
  • Advancement of an existing technology
  • Use of Technology in Creating New Fashion Products
  • Tech Advancement of the retail experience

Hackathon Sponsors


$6,525 in prizes

Best Creation of a New Technology


Grand Prize

Best Advancement of an Existing Technology


Grand prize

Best Use of Technology in Creating New Fashion Products


Grand Prize (Best Wearable)

Best Tech Advancement of the Retail Experience

$1000 Grand Prize

Best Project with a Female Team Member, Best Potential BGV Participant

$250 to participte in Bad Girl Ventures + $100 cash

Most Commercial Potential


Best Fashion Tech Forward Design

Presented by FSO


Best Project on .tech Domains

$50 vouchers/team mate

Best Use of Textiles

Presented by AATCC

(4) Stuffed Animal Sewing Kits

Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Most Flashy

Presented by HacKSU

(4) Tile Trackers + (4) ProtoSnap Lilypad Development Boards w/ SparkFun Parts Box (Magnetic)

Hack That Builds Most Relationships

Sponsored by Trunk Club,
$800 worth of Trunk Club Credit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Bob Walker

Bob Walker
Director of the School of Digital Sciences

Bahman Taheri

Bahman Taheri
CEO of Alphamicron

Paul Dilyard

Paul Dilyard
Software Developer at Remesh

Cevin Cole

Cevin Cole

JR Campbell

JR Campbell
Director of the Fashion School

Kevin Wolfgang

Kevin Wolfgang
Manager of TechStyleLAB

Uzair Siddiqi

Uzair Siddiqi
Account Manager at Kent Displays

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How unique and innovative does the project seem to you? Has the concept been done before? If so, does the team tackle the problem in a different or unique way?
  • Execution
    Is the project wearable OR does it reference a fashion or retail context? Does the prototype function? How well is the prototype built or constructed? Did the team accomplish what they needed to in order to understand the project's goal?
  • Market Appeal/Usability
    Does the product have a commercial aspect to it? Does the team address the market potential of their project? What is the potential for monetization of the project?
  • Presentation/Polish
    How well did the team members communicate the nature and goals of their project? How finished does the final project feel?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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