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MSH District Hack-A-Thon - TORONTO

MSH District Inc.

Friday, 5 February 2016 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, 7 February 2016 at 5:00 PM (EST)

MSH District Hack-A-Thon - TORONTO

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
SINGLE TICKET - Hack-a-thon 3-day Admission Ended $500.00 $18.10
TEAM TICKET (2 members) - Hack-a-thon 3-day Admission Ended $750.00 $19.95

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Event Details


Launching a startup is tough, building a product from scratch is complicated...successfully bringing a new idea to market is one of the most grueling things you will ever do...if you succeed at all.

If you are serious about making sh*t happen with your idea, you’ll join us for 3 of the most intense, exhilarating days of your life as you watch your idea transform into reality with a team of experts all committed to the success of your big idea.

‘If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together’ ~ Vicki Saunders

 We are honoured to have experts join us from across industry. We welcome experts such as, Pam Martin from Canadian power house HBC, Will Poho, the creative genius behind MOOSEKNUCKLES, Mark Brasier from TOMS shoes and manufacture and production consultant Golam Ahmad Khan from FABRIKITE. You will get a front row seat for our Power Talks, ie, from New York, Susan Griffin, buyer for BURBERRY, will talk about what it means to be a luxury brand and our very own, Joanna Griffin, founder of KNIXWEAR, will talk about how she surpassed the one million mark through her latest crowdfunding campaign.  

WHEN: February 5th, 6th, 7th 2016

WHERE: MSH HQ - BrightLane ~ 545 King St. West, Toronto (insert map)

WHO: Entrepreneurs, Creators, Makers with ideas for innovative new products made of fabric.


WHO ARE OUR MAKERS? With full access to our top tier makers, our maker teams come with a vast array of expertise having studied and practiced all over the globe. Having worked with such companies as Nordstrom’s, Cirque du Soleil, the National Ballet, HBC, and many other, our makers specializing in everything from women’s wear, menswear, children’s wear, lingerie, handbags, home décor, costume design and wearable tech. 



Friday, February 5th

Beginning with the first in our series of Power Talks, you’ll hear from industry experts on the power of strength & branding in business, with clear direction on how to utilize those tools to build strong teams and bullet proof branding in your business.

From that point forward, you will have One on One with advisors, one from the fashion industry and one from the entrepreneurial sector.  You will then begin working through the Vision phase of the weekend, where your vision is outlined and detailed, in order to facilitate the creation process.  You will then enter the Focus phase where your ideas begin to take shape and can be positioned to be created.

Saturday, February 6th

Saturday you will dive right into advisor match ups One on One with advisors and designer to help your have your dream take shape.  The Afternoon will begin with a panel discussion around local vs. oversea production. Once your design work is ready, you’ll be paired up with our Maker Team (pattern maker & sewer) where you will finalize your design, select your patterns & begin creating your first prototype!

Sunday, February 7th

We start the final day with an excellent panel of speakers for our Power Talks and on this final day, you will get the chance to finalize your product with your designers & makers.  With the completion of your product, you will sit down with your advisors to prepare your Pitch to the industry experts in attendance.  You can then sit down for your one-on-one pitching session with our on-site advisors.


  • Mentorship from industry leaders ~ building your network with the best

  • MSH Kit - Step by step development strategy

  • One on One time with our world class designers, pattern makers & sewers

  • Designs of your idea
  • Patterns of your design

  • Finished prototype of your product


  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Drinks (Friday/Saturday/Sunday)

  • Brainstorming materials (notepads, sharpies, post-it notes)

  • Fabrics and sewing supplies to build your product





What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is paid parking lot available adjacent to the event space.  It is also accessible via the TTC (504 King Streetcar) and easily accessible from Union Station is you are travelling from outside the city

I have a co-founder or team member that i want to join me, is that allowed?

The ticket price is for a single attendee, if you would like to have your co-founder/team member join you there is an additional fee of $250 - please be sure to purchase the ‘TEAM TICKET’ if there are 2 of you - payment in full is required before the beginning of the event. If your team consists of more than 2 people please email us for more information.

What should I bring to the event?

  • Samples, Fabrics and Inspiration you already have for the product/idea

  • Doodle/illustration of your ideas

  • Notebook, computer, ipad


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

All questions can be sent to


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If, for unforeseen circumstances, you can not attend you can transfer your ticket to another team member to attend on your behalf - Please notify us immediately via email. If you are not able to attend at all and would like to transfer to another startup please email us to discuss the next steps.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring a copy of your printed ticket to authenticate yourself for the event.


What is the refund policy?

These tickets are non-refundable - if you have any additional questions about this please contact our team

Have questions about MSH District Hack-A-Thon - TORONTO? Contact MSH District Inc.

When & Where

MSH HQ - BrightLane
545 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 1M1

Friday, 5 February 2016 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, 7 February 2016 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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MSH District Inc.

MSH District is Making Sh*t Happen & Hacking the Fashion Industry. A rapid prototyping platform building innovative fashion products in 3 days!!

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