Wema Bank is the pioneer of Africa’s first fully digital bank ALAT and one of Nigeria’s most resilient banks. With over 73 years in the business of banking, the bank has remained innovative in delivering value to its stakeholders. The Bank is constantly introducing products and services tailored to the needs of its customers at every stage of their lives. It is a proud partner to more than one million individuals, families and businesses across Nigeria, helping them achieve their personal and financial goals.
What is WEMA Bank Hackaholics?
WEMA Bank Hackaholics is a radical gathering of developers, web designers and creative thinkers interested in building products and developing solutions to improve financial services and other sectors of Nigerian life. The bank are particularly excited about potential innovations in personal finance, big data, retail banking, mobile payments, risk management, currency and stock trading, investment, regulatory compliance as well as health and the environment.
In 2017, Wema Bank flipped the script on the traditional banking experience with ALAT, Nigeria’s first and only fully digital bank. Built by a team of indigenous developers, ALAT is proof that we can hack our way to a better future.
This year, wema bank are switching things up with Hackaholics, Wema Bank’s first hackathon, and everyone is welcome.
What are you expected to do at the WEMA bank 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.
What are the prizes to be won at the WEMA Bank Hackathon?
There are a lot of benefits to be gotten from this competition.
- Access to the Wema Bank Codeville incubator and accelerator program.
- Exposure to investors and opportunities to deploy solutions.
Who can participate in the WEMA Bank Hackathon?
Twenty (20) teams will be shortlisted for the hackathon.
How can I apply for the WEMA bank hackathon 2019/2020?
All interested and qualified persons should click on the WEMA BANK HACKAHOLICS APPLICATION LINK HERE to apply
When is the closing date for WEMA Bank Hackathon application?
Submission of applications will stop on the 10th of March 2019 at 11:59pm.
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