Kunbi Tinuoye

Ex-BBC Journalist, Founder at UrbanGeekz


Kunbi Tinuoye is an award-winning British-born journalist and broadcaster based in the U.S. She is the CEO of UrbanGeekz, a groundbreaking digital news platform focused on technology, science, business, and startups.

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 The Farm Accelerator. 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.

She is 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. Ranker has listed UrbanGeekz as one of the top 20 ‘Best Tech Blogs’ online.

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