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Wema Bank 2020 ‘Hackaholics 2.0’ Competition For Nigerian Start-ups & Fintechs

Wema Bank, creators of Nigeria’s first fully digital bank, ALAT, is spearheading future innovations in Financial Technology with the second edition of its technological expo – Hackaholics 2.0.

The digital exhibition is part of the bank’s initiative to expand its digital innovation beyond being the first fully digital bank in Nigeria. The event which will be a 2-day pitching competition will be held online from October 30 – 31, 2020 and will feature leading industry specialists as the marked judges

With the launch of ALAT, Nigeria’s first digital bank in 2017, we showed the world that it was possible to hack and redefine experiential banking. Since then, we have taken it a step further with the birth of Hackaholics – the Wema bank hackathon.

Hackaholics by WEMA is set up to promote the development of technological solutions for financial and institutional needs, and other everyday social issues.

It brings together developers, designers and creative thinkers to develop products and discover new technologies. Example of such applications includes innovations in risk management, trading, investing, personal finance, big data, retail banking, regulatory compliance, mobile payments and enterprise social, environmental and health issues.

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About Wema Bank

Wema Bank Plc, commonly known as Wema Bank, is a Nigerian commercial bank. It is licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria; the regulator of the nation's banking sector. Wema Bank is the pioneer of Africa’s first fully digital bank, ALAT, and one of Nigeria’s most resilient banks. With decades of experience in the business of banking, the Bank has remained innovative in delivering value to its stakeholders. The publicly quoted Nigerian company has successfully built a legacy of trust and resilience that has won it the loyalty of its customers. The Bank is constantly introducin... read more


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Wema Bank Hackaholics 2.0’ Competition


Aim and Benefits of Wema Bank Hackaholics 2.0’ Competition

Successful startups will proceed to a 4-week Accelerator Bootcamp Programme – A programme focused on creating commercialisation opportunities for participating startups, leveraging best-in-class curriculum and global footprint to nurture and strategically position startups to scale up as they launch into the market.


Requirements for Wema Bank Hackaholics 2.0’ Competition Qualification

The 2020 edition of the Wema Hackathon tagged ‘Hackaholics 2.0’ will be hosting participants virtually in a two-day pitch competition to exhibit innovative solutions with excellent market potential, capable of solving essential, everyday business problems under five (5) major verticals

  1. – Agritech ,
  2. Healthtech , E
  3. dutech ,
  4. Fintech and
  5. Gaming.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Wema Bank Hackaholics 2.0’ Competition

Hackaholics 2.0 Agenda

  1. Pitch Date – OCT 30th – OCT 31st, 2020
  2. Start Bootcamp – NOV 5th – DEC 2nd, 2020
  3. Bootcamp Closure/Final Pitch – DEC 5th, 2020

Application Deadline

Not Specified


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Wema Bank on hackaholics.wemabank.com to apply

For more details, visit the program website



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