21 - 31 March, 2019

Hackaholics By Wema

With the launch of ALAT, Nigeria’s first digital bank in 2017, we showed the world that we could it was possible to hack and redefine experiential banking. This year, we are taking it a step further with the birth of Hackaholics, the Wema bank hackathon.

Hackaholics by WEMA is setup 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 include innovations in risk management, trading, investing, personal finance, big data, retail banking, regulatory compliance, mobile payments and enterprise social, environmental and health issues.

About the Hackathon

Attendees can participate individually or in teams and teams can be formed prior to the Hackathon. Attendees are responsible for coming to the event with FinTech related ideas or finding a team to work with during the Hackathon. The Hackathon organizers and Technology partners may also provide teams potential ideas to work on and offer prizes to the best team.

APIs and platforms from technology partners will be made available during the Hackathon. Attendees will spend 72 hours coding, validating their ideas, networking and then demoing their hacks to a panel of VCs, executives and entrepreneurs.


Twenty (20) teams will be shortlisted for the hackathon. Submission of applications will stop on the XXXX at 11:59pm.


The prizes from this event include seed funding, join the Wema Bank Incubator and Accelerator programme, and adoption of winning solutions.