Wema bank has announced the commencement of application entries for the fourth edition of its tech talent discovery and nurturing project among
university students tagged “Hackaholics 4.0.
The bank’s Executive Director, Digital Services, Mr Tunde Mabawonku, disclosed this at a press conference in Lagos.
Mabawonku said as the bank was innovating, it was also helping
individuals and organisations to innovate to make the country better.
“Just as we redefined experiential banking with ALAT, Hackaholics is at
the heart of our innovation project for start-up. We are proud to host
the largest campus hackahon this year,” Mabawonku said.
He noted that this year’s entries which focused on building finance beyond technology, would be looking for entries with innovative solution
to how to solve gender violence, promote entertainment, among others.
Mabawonku disclosed that the bank would be engaging 10,000 tech entrepreneurs, producing 5,000 solution, creating six pitch centres, and having a huge impact during the course of the campaign.
Speaking, the bank’s Chief Digital Officer, Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, said
Wema bank had successfully distrupted the digital banking ecosystem by
producing the first digital banking by producing and creating a unique
experiential banking ALAT
The Chief Transformation Officer of the bank, Mr Babatunde Mumini, while going down memory lane, said the Hackaholics programme began in 2019, and that its scope had since been expanded.