ALAT by Wema, Nigeria’s first digital financial institution just lately introduced the 2022 version of its Hackathon programme tagged #Hackaholics 3.0 – Constructing The Future. The acceleration, which is aimed toward serving to tech lovers and innovators scale and acquire entrance into the market, is focused at younger Nigerians who will put their coding, product curation, and pitching expertise to work, by fixing attention-grabbing issues.
With 3 pitch centres deliberate throughout the nation, Hackaholics 3.0 will kick off on the Federal College of Expertise, Akure in Ondo state between Tuesday the fifteenth and Thursday the seventeenth of February 2022. The three-day Bootcamp will see members uncovered to the artistic, technical and enterprise sides of innovation in specifically curated classes that seasoned innovators, enterprise capitalists and the ALAT by Wema crew will lead.
In what guarantees to be a fun-filled and enlightening occasion, the FUTA version of Hackaholics will witness facet points of interest similar to musical performances. There will even be a raffle draw the place college students stand an opportunity to win numerous money prizes and ALAT merch.
Hackaholics 3.0 is Wema Financial institution’s contribution to constructing the nation by way of tech, by creating and launching a neighborhood of techpreneurs made up of younger folks whereas additionally supporting youth enterprise. The hackathon is aimed toward fixing some particular challenges throughout a number of sectors, focusing broadly on the limitless potentialities in the way forward for expertise, like NFTs, Internet 3.0, Metaverse, Blockchain, AR, VR, AI, IoT. The tech pitch occasion will give younger Nigerians the enabling atmosphere in fixing societal points throughout Monetary Inclusion, Well being, Leisure, lending, mSME, whereas they stand the prospect to win a complete prize of 5 million Naira.
Talking on the initiative, Solomon Ayodele, the Head of Innovation, Wema Financial institution, mentioned, “The tech house is full of rising technological advances that maintain so many potentialities and we wish to key into that by elevating the subsequent technology of tech giants who will use their creativity and expertise to alter the course of society. We actually consider our aspirations as an organisation align with the wishes of a number of younger Nigerians in creating and implementing disruptive expertise options. ”
The registration course of for Hackathon 3.0 started on February 5, 2022, and has been prolonged to the fifth of March, 2022 due to the big variety of entries acquired within the first few days of registration and requests from the general public. After FUTA, the ALAT innovation practice will head to UNIBEN and UNILAG, the place innovators, artistic thinkers, builders, and coding consultants will even join and showcase their expertise whereas opening themselves as much as a world of higher potentialities. 1st, 2nd and third place winners at this third version will stroll house with two million Naira, 1.5 million Naira, and a million Naira, respectively.
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