Beyond Banking; Leveraging FCMB APIs

Over 80% of Fortune 100 companies conduct hackathons to drive innovation. I4G HACKFest 2023 will be conducting a virtual Hackathon in partnership with FCMB.

This is the right time to go beyond the four walls of the bank and leverage FCMB APIs to promote Open Banking Initiatives. It will run for over 50 hours where African techies will collaborate and virtually build proofs of concept and minimum viable products (MVPs).

How to Participate

Step 1: Open an FCMB account. You may need this account during and/or after the Hackathon. Click here to download FCMB Mobile and open an account.

Step 2: Register for the Hackathon here. Make sure to enter your correct email address.

Step 3: Wait for an email from us. It will contain a link to the Telegram group as well as other important information.

Step 4: Join the group and start building your team. You may join an existing one or create a new one.

Step 5: Keep an eye on the groups so you don’t miss any important information

Application Closes   Sun,  22 Oct   11:59 PM


Ingressive for Good is a non-profit organization launched to address the glaring inequalities within African tech ecosystems. Our mission is to empower young African tech talents in need, to reach full potential through learning and the power of work. We do these in 4 ways – Microscholarships, Technical Training, Talent Placement, and of course community – I4G circle.

Hackathons have long been staple events in the Technology Industry since the late 1990s. A Hackathon is an intense event that brings together computer programmers like software developers, graphic designers, and user interface specialists along with industry process experts and professionals to identify issues and create software solutions, usually within a weekend.

The I4G Hackathon is brought to you by Ingressive For Good in partnership with FCMB. The Hackathon brings together techies across Africa including developers, engineers, students, designers, idea generators and other stakeholders in the tech space to drive sustainable innovations and build projects that address pressing real-life business problems and social issues. It will run for over 50 hours. African techies will collaborate and virtually build proofs of concept and minimum viable products (MVPs) for a specific pre-defined problem.

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) is a member of FCMB Group Plc, a financial services holding company listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and headquartered in Lagos. The Group has strategic interests in companies serving over 11.7 million customers across five platforms: banking, consumer finance, investment management, investment banking and financial technology. Collectively, we are building and driving an ecosystem that fosters inclusive and sustainable growth in the communities we serve, primarily in Africa, its Diaspora and the United Kingdom. 

The Hackathon participants are a broad, diverse community of technology enthusiasts, programmers, developers, system testers, UI/UX designers, society activists, industry leaders, government representatives, technologists, journalists, academics, volunteers, and creatives from Africa. You too can be a part.

This year’s Hackathon will be virtual and held from the 27th – 29th of October. A combination of several tools will be used to streamline the collaboration between participants, facilitators and mentors. In lieu of this, a series of orientation sessions will be organized to familiarize each group of stakeholders to ensure they are abreast with all the tools and well prepared for smooth production.

  • Participants will be required to sign up for the hackathon individually.
  • Participants are required to be between the age of 18 and 35. Should a participant be below 18 years, they will require parental/guardian consent to participate

Simply click here to download FCMB Mobile & open an account OR click here to access FCMB online account opening portal.

  • After successful registration, Participants will be sent an onboarding email including a link to the Telegram group. We encourage participants to start forming teams as soon as they join the group and recommend diversity to allow for skills balance. Have a skill blend with good presentation skills, business acumen, a front-end developer/ UI/UX, etc.
  • Team Formation closes Wednesday, 25th October, 4 PM WAT.
  • You can choose to participate alone (we discourage this) or in a team. Teams cannot have more than 4 members.
  • Should you require any assistance, send an email to

Registration ends on Sun, 22nd  Oct, 11:59 AM. Kindly plan to register at least a day before closing.

This is a very hands-on and grassroots event. Ensure you have a laptop, smart phone and strong internet connectivity.

  • Cash prizes for the top 3
    Swags and gift items
    Solution highlight

To join as a volunteer, send an email to

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Functional Prototype (MVP)
  • Alignment with Hackathon theme/challenges
  • Technical Implementation
  • Presentation and Team composition

No, we do not offer any reimbursement for data.

We are constantly working to advance access to resources and opportunities for all our members. It will be amazing to have you be a part of our community. Register here to be a member.

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