Sponsor a Designathon

Fostering designers
& innovators of Tomorrow

NDL works hand in hand with partner organizations that share a vision to empower student designers, providing the resources they need to grow and showcase their skills.

National Design League

National Design League (NDL) is the official Designathon league in Canada, helping power Designathons at all educational levels and the students behind them. We believe design is an outlet for problem solving and creativity, forming the heart of our community of passionate designers and innovators.

What is Designathon?

Designathons are competitions where students create solutions to application-based design problems using computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing tools. Participants generate unique solutions, build physical prototypes, and present to industry judges – all within the course of a weekend.

Why Sponsors partners with NDL

Designathons are the ideal opportunity to meet a community of young problem solvers and creative thinkers. Our partners use the event for recruitment, brand awareness, and student outreach, creating a meaningful presence in schools and campuses across Canada.

Recruitment 

Designathons replicate the setting of a dynamic workplace. Finding candidates at these events results in a more meaningful skill-based hiring practice.

  • On-site Interviews

  • Access to Resumes

  • Better Recruiting 

Brand Marketing 

Showcase your work culture, products, and company values to our targeted audience, some of whom might be your future employees or customers in the future.

  • Send your company representatives

  • Physical and digital marketing assests 

  • Distribute SWAG

  • Raise company profile 

Student Outreach

Posing a design challenge, running workshops, and providing mentorship at a Designathon is a novel way of conducting student outreach and supporting student innovation.

  • Community support

  • Student mentorship

  • Crowd-source design challenges

How Do Sponsors Partner with NDL?

Season Partner

Attend all local post-secondary Designathons and the National level event, giving your company access to all upcoming designers and recent graduates.

Local Designathon

Attend all local post-secondary Designathons and the National level event, giving your company access to all upcoming designers and recent graduates.

Sponsor a local post-secondary designation where you hire from and want a strong community presence

National Designathon

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