Wema Bank to Boost Nigeria’s Tech Sector with Its Own Hackathon – Hackaholics
Posted on March 9, 2019 || By: Global News
the demands of an evolving market. As a bank marked with an identity of innovation, Wema
Bank is a proven incubator of inventions and creative ideas, traits that continue to remain
the hallmark of its operations long after its establishment in 1945.
In proof of its promotion of innovation, Wema Bank launched Nigeria’s rst fully digital bank,
ALAT, in 2017. ALAT redened experiential banking, winning several awards, enough to gain
Wema Bank recognition as Nigeria’s most innovative bank.
In line with its continuous support for the application of technology to society’s problems,
Wema Bank is set to launch its very own hackathon – ‘Hackaholics.’
Hackathons are tech projects which bring together software developers and other digital
creators to design solutions for everyday challenges. Every successful hackathon harvests
new solutions that will drive business ideas and scale the heights of technology in today’s
With Hackaholics, Wema Bank will pull together startups and young tech professionals to
develop digital solutions that will alleviate nancial, institutional and social challenges.
Participants will be required to analyse the given problem areas, strategize, brainstorm and
develop solutions that will be screened by a reliable team of judges.
For the bank, the goal is to avail innovators, creative thinkers and developers the
opportunity to convert their visionary concepts into winning solutions which will be nurtured
into marketable products. Along with awarding the best solution with full technical support
and funding up to $10,000, the hackathon will improve skills and re-echo the bank’s passion
to build a community of innovators working constantly to bring safer, more convenient and
Are you a startup or a tech team that has been working together for up to ve years? Do you
have innovative ideas for ground-breaking solutions? Are you a programmer, coding expert
or creative thinker? Register to participate in the Wema Bank hackathon by visiting
You can also register to attend and witness magic come alive from March 29 – 31, 2019 or
follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #hackaholics.