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Calling all hackers, engineers, designers, developers, and innovators. On July 28-29, it's time for a retail revolution.

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The Problem

In 2017, retail bankruptcies rocked the industry with nearly 7000 store closures announced, an increase of over 200% from the previous year.

Nine retail giants have gone extinct while companies like Amazon continue to flourish. The new year has brought on severe times for traditional retailers with more than 2000 store closures announced in the first few months of 2018 with some companies making plans that date out to 2020.

 

The Fashion Zone at Ryerson University, along with Oxford Properties Group, challenges the Canadian entrepreneur community for a chance to win money and resources to bring your retail ideas to life.

The opportunities for enlightened retailers to bridge the analogue and digital divide to create magical, full-spectrum experiences for their customers and revolutionize their business are just starting to take shape. The pace of change is incredibly fast and exciting.

Claire McIntyre

Vice President - Oxford Properties Group

The Prize ---------

FIRST PLACE

  • Cash prize of $7500
  • 4 month membership at The Fashion Zone

SECOND PLACE

  • Cash prize of $2500
  • 4 month membership at The Fashion Zone

THIRD PLACE

  • 4 month membership at The Fashion Zone

 

The Process

Re:engineering Retail is open to both Ryerson students and community members.

1

Sat. July 28

The Schedule

9:30AM

10:00AM

11:00AM

12:30PM

1:30PM

6:00PM

7:00PM

10:00PM

Registration and Breakfast

Opening Ceremonies / Keynote

Hacking Begins

Lunch / Design Thinking Workshop

Hacking Continues / Mentor Sessions

Dinner / Pitching Bootcamp

Hacking Continues

End of Day 1

2

Sun. July 29

9:30AM

9:30AM

12:30PM

12:30PM

1:30PM

4:30PM

5:00PM

Breakfast

Hacking Continues

Hacking Ends

Lunch

Demo Sessions with Judges

Awards and Acknowledgments

End of Day 2

Our Sponsors

Re:Engineering

Successes

Having held three previous hackathons focused on wearable technology and e-commerce, The Fashion Zone at Ryerson University has a track record of creating winning teams that can bring their products to the market.

Ready to hack?

130+

Companies Enrolled

$62M+

Total company revenues

615+

Jobs created

The Organizers


The Fashion Zone at Ryerson University

Oxford Properties Group

THE FASHION ZONE
AT RYERSON UNIVERSITY

10 Dundas Street East B2,

Toronto, ON

+1 (416) 979-5000 ext 3561

fashionzone@ryerson.ca

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  • 1. APPLICATION

     

    The Application Process

    Contestants can apply as an individual or as a team (a maximum of 2 existing team members can apply together) and are open to both students and community members. All contestants will be put into groups of 4 to 6 members. Team assignments will be decided before the competition; and revealed on Friday, July 27th.

    Apply here.

     

     

  • 2. PREPARATION

     

    Hacker Preparation

    The Hacker Preparation Package will be sent a week before the competition. The Package will contain details on the hackathon schedule, campus maps, tips for winning (with interviews with previous hackathon winners), and a hacker packing list for the competition.

    In the meantime, check out this article on How You Can Prepare for a Hackathon.

  • 3. IDEATION

     

    Ideation

    On the opening day of the competition, teams will be given the specific challenge that they will try to solve. Teams will get the morning to brainstorm ideas, and during the lunch hour, there will be a Design Thinking Workshop to help critically analyze the solutions.

    Following the workshop, there will be on-site mentors to hear what the teams have thought of, and provide their insights.

  • 4. PRESENTATION

     

    Presentation

    The hackathon is 24 hours, and will conclude at 11:00AM on Day 2. The teams will then present at the Demo Judging Session. Teams will get 5 minutes to pitch their idea, followed by a 5 minute question period. The first, second, and third place winners will be decided by our judges using the marking scheme (you can find this information in the Terms and Conditions / in the Hacker Preparation Package).

     

     

 

1. APPLICATION

The Application Process

Contestants can apply as an individual or as a team (a maximum of 2 existing team members can apply together) and are open to both students and community members. All contestants will be put into groups of 4 to 6 members. Team assignments will be decided before the competition; and revealed on Friday, July 27th.

 

APPLY NOW

 

2. PREPARATION

Hacker Preparation

The Hacker Preparation Package will be sent a week before the competition. The Package will contain details on the hackathon schedule, campus maps, tips for winning (with interviews with previous hackathon winners), and a hacker packing list for the competition.

In the meantime, check out this article on How You Can Prepare for a Hackathon.

 

 

3. IDEATION

Ideation

On the opening day of the competition, teams will be given the specific challenge that they will try to solve. Teams will get the morning to brainstorm ideas, and during the lunch hour, there will be a Design Thinking Workshop to help critically analyze the solutions.

Following the workshop, there will be on-site mentors to hear what the teams have thought of, and provide their insights.

 

4. PRESENTATION

Presentation

The hackathon is 24 hours, and will conclude at 11:00AM on Day 2. The teams will then present at the Demo Judging Session. Teams will get 5 minutes to pitch their idea, followed by a 5 minute question period. The first, second, and third place winners will be decided by our judges using the marking scheme (you can find this information in the Terms and Conditions / in the Hacker Preparation Package).

 

9:30AM

10:00AM

 

11:00AM

12:30PM

 

1:30PM

 

6:00PM

7:00PM

10:00PM

9:30AM

9:30AM

12:00PM

12:00PM

1:00PM

 

4:00PM

 

5:00PM

Gimme360 - 2017 Winners

"A lot of fantastic people that you meet, other business, just being in a room with a lot of like-minded individuals that share similar ambitions and passions as you is really just amazing."

 

Josiah Crombie

Co-Founder, Gimme360

House of Anesi - 2015 Winners

"Ryerson's innovation ecosystem provided us with mentorship from industry experts and professors in fashion, finance, and marketing, along with access to funding. Being in a community with top entrepreneurs can be the difference between a good company and a great one."

 

Jacob John

Co-Founder, House of Anesi

Ryerson Aerospace Engineering Graduate