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 last Wednesday 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.
The bank presented four startups, comprising two people each with N2,187,500 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.
The bank’s Managing Director/CEO, Mr Ademola Adebise, congratulated the winners and expressed satisfaction with the quality of competition and the entire process.
“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.
The winning start-ups are Oladayo Awotukunbo of Plumpter, a fintech brand that created a marketplace for secure payments to foreign parties and quick banking.
Ernest Akinlola and Obayemi Okubajo of My Lotto Hub, a digital startup pioneering the aggregation of lottery operators and enabling lottery punters to manage all their operations in a single.