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Wema Bank Unveils Africa’s Premier Confluence of Digital Pioneers, Regulators, and Investors

The largest gathering of innovators, disruptors, regulators, policymakers, investors, and customers in the digital space in Africa has been launched by Wema Bank.

Africa’s greatest gathering of innovators, disruptors, regulators, policymakers, investors & customers in the digital space, the Hackaholics Digital Summit 2023, has been announced by Wema Bank, Nigeria’s most inventive bank and the founder of Africa’s first entirely digital bank, ALAT.

This historic summit will work as a focal point for exchanging cutting-edge knowledge, best practises, and trends in the digital sector in order to positively alter technology and innovation not just in Nigeria but also throughout the African continent.

In 2019, Wema Bank introduced Hackaholics, a dedicated initiative targeting youth and startups.

Its mission is to provide a stage for entrepreneurs and innovators with transformative, tech-driven concepts to bring their ideas to fruition and refine their skills.

The 4th edition of Hackaholics, launched in April 2023, involved several months-long journey to top Nigerian universities to identify and nurture talented students with creative ideas.

These students were afforded the opportunity to collaborate, enhance their skills, and actualize their unique concepts through technology.

The Hackaholics Digital Summit will host both the grand finale of Hackaholics 4.0 and the inaugural edition of the digital summit.

The Hackaholics Digital Summit 2023 is scheduled for October 6, 2023, in Lagos, Nigeria, under the theme “Re-Imagine: Disrupting the Ecosystem for Scale.”

This multifaceted event commences with the launch of the Hackaholics Digital Summit and concludes with the exciting grand finale of Hackaholics 4.0.

During this grand event, the standout teams from the competition will showcase their innovations, contending for the prestigious titles of Hackaholics 4.0 winners.

Notably, the winning team will receive a grant of N10, 000,000 worth of prizes, the first runner-up N7, 000,000 worth of prizes, the second runner-up N5, 000,000 worth of prizes, while a special N3, 000,000 grant is reserved exclusively for a female-led team. Additionally, a N15, 000,000 grant will be allocated to University STEM endowment.

The Digital Summit will further encompass an array of simultaneous master classes, providing attendees with the opportunity to witness the emergence of Africa’s technological future while gaining invaluable insights from renowned experts.

These masterclasses will delve into topics such as “The Future of Financial Services,” “Venture Capital and Funding Viable Innovation for Scale,” and “Strategic Technology for Impact & Societal Change: Transforming Today & Tomorrow’s World.”

Attendance to this prestigious event is by invitation only; however, interested customers and technology enthusiasts can secure a spot at the Wema Bank Hackaholics Digital Summit 2023 by registering at

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this exceptional gathering, charting the course for the future of technology in Africa.

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