Wema Bank Unveils ‘Hackaholic 2.0 Bootcamp Winners

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Wema Bank’s Hackaholics 2.0, an acceleration aimed at helping startups scale and gain entrance into the market, came to an exciting end as the finalists were unveiled on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at the Bank’s corporate head office in Marina, Lagos.

Themed, “Connecting Worlds” the Acceleration Program was a two-day virtual pitch which ran from October 30 – 31, 2020, for 20 participants across five industry pillars – Fintech, Agritech, Edutech, Gaming, and Healthtech, who qualified from a pool of over 100 entries received.

Wema Bank Unveils 'Hackaholic 2.0 Bootcamp Winners-Brand Spur Nigeria
L-R: Head, Corporate Transformation & Innovation, Wema Bank PLC, Olatunde Mumuni; Head, Marketing, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, Wema Bank PLC, Funmilayo Falola; Hackaholics 2.0 Bootcamp Fintech category Winner, Oladayo Awotokunbo of Plumter; Gaming category winner, Ernest Akinlola of Virtual Online Services, and Chief Digital Officer, Wema Bank PLC, Olusegun Adeniyi during the prize presentation ceremony of Wema Bank’s Hackaholics 2.0 Bootcamp at the Wema Bank Towers, Lagos.-Brand Spur Nigeria

The Bank presented four startups comprising two people each with an N2,187,500.00 startup fund. The winners emerged across each industry after a four-week Bootcamp under the supervision of a best-in-class acceleration curriculum delivered by seasoned faculty and tech specialists from GreenHouse Capital, official partners of the event.

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 The Managing Director/CEO, Wema Bank, Ademola Adebise congratulated the winners and expressed satisfaction with the quality of competition and the entire process. 

Wema Bank Unveils 'Hackaholic 2.0 Bootcamp Winners-Brand Spur Nigeria
L-R: Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, Wema Bank PLC, Ademola Adebise; Hackaholics 2.0 Bootcamp Fintech category winner, Oladayo Awotokunbo of Plumter, and Deputy Managing Director, Wema Bank PLC, Moruf Oseni, during the prize presentation ceremony of Wema Bank’s Hackaholics 2.0 Bootcamp at the Wema Bank Towers, Lagos.-Brand Spur Nigeria

 “We are happy to see the winners emerge and are positive that you guys will be the unicorns of tech solutions in the next couple of years,” he said.

“For us at Wema Bank, we will continue to support innovations and innovative ideas, support our youths, and support our women to thrive. We believe that is the way to go and significantly grow and support the economy,” Adebise said.

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