Founder in Atlanta, GA
Kunbi Tinuoye is an award-winning British-born journalist and broadcaster based in the United States. She is the founder of UrbanGeekz, a groundbreaking video-centric African-American, Latinx, and multicultural digital news platform focused on technology, science, business, and startups. UrbanGeekz has been recognized by the Technology Association of Georgia as an innovative media platform that’s impacting the tech entrepreneurial ecosystem in the state and beyond. Ranker has listed UrbanGeekz as one of the top 20 ‘Best Tech Blogs’ online. The brand has also been featured in YNaija, Crain’s, and Black Enterprise, among others.
Tinuoye currently sits on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board and CES Conference Advisory Board. She is a key player in the Atlanta tech startup ecosystem and serves as a mentor for Comcast NBCUniversal’s The Farm Accelerator. Tinuoye has received several awards and accolades in the city, including being honored with a Resolution from the Georgia Legislative.
The Cambridge University graduate is a sought after on-air contributor, speaker, panelist, and moderator at conferences across the globe. More recently she moderated a ‘Bias in Artificial Intelligence’ panel discussion at CES 2019. Tinuoye is a former News Correspondent for NBC’s theGrio.com. Prior to relocating stateside, Tinuoye was a senior broadcast journalist for the BBC in London. She is an international writer whose work has been published in The Daily Mail, London’s Evening Standard, Ebony.com and The Voice newspaper. For several years, Tinuoye served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Cambridge Alumni Magazine (CAM), which is distributed to approximately 150,000 readers globally per edition.
Tinuoye was one of the original founders of Aspire, a support network for minority journalists in the UK. The organization has partnered with and attracted sponsorship from mainstream media outlets, including the BBC, Channel 4, and the Financial Times. Tinuoye graduated from the University of Cambridge, with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social & Political Sciences. She studied a post-graduate in print journalism and is an NCTJ qualified UK professional journalist, with credits in media law and 100 wpm shorthand. Ovation Magazine has named Tinuoye one of the 50 most influential Nigerians in the diaspora.