From Oct 21st 2019
To Oct 24th 2019
The X-kathon seeks to solve problems within the capital market by providing funding, incubation and acceleration
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The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is pleased to announce the commencement of the inaugural edition of X-Kathon, its hackathon and idea innovation contest designed to improve the Nigerian capital market. This edition themed, “Millennial Participation in The Capital Market,” is aimed at enhancing retail investors’ participation in the capital market.

X-kathon is open to talented individuals, teams, and ventures in the tech ecosystem, who have the “magic wand” to explode the growth potentials of the Nigerian capital market. Interested participants should submit creative ideas, software/tech solutions and hacks to address “low participation of millennials in the capital market” on or before October 8, 2019, via

Prizes pool

Got your eye on the prize? See what's in-store for the hackathon winners below.
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize


Wondering what kind of hackers are needed to take on the challenges? Find them here.
Back, Front, or Full stack - you turn concepts into reality using sharp coding skills while listening to a hot playlist.
With your deep scientific background, you are able to design and build complicated machines and systems to drive a technical project.
Loves tinkering around with hardware and IoT. Your hands start to itch when you hear a great idea.
Idea generator
You spark creation with your original ideas and understand the problem at hand.
Who would use this solution? You have all the answers to bring the product to market and possess a business brain.
Not techie or a designer, but your magic touch will bring projects to life.
Data Scientist
You and data, it's a long story. A virtuoso that works magic with databases and adds a sprinkle of AI.
In your skillful hands, dashboards and applications gain clarity and style.
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