Vuyolwethu Dubese

Startup Partnerships Lead, Africa, Thomson Reuters Labs

Vuyolwethu Dubese (23) is currently an Ecosystem Manager at Thomson Reuters Labs across sub-Sahara Africa, which means she gets to build, connect and empower in the space, working with startups, universities and strategic partners in the ecosystem.

Her work at the company extends to being a lead for women with Corporate, Responsibility and Inclusion for sub-Sahara Africa, and as a Youth Perspectives Ambassador for the region and a One Young World Ambassador. Outside of Thomson Reuters, Dubese serves on the Board of Directors for a Non-Profit Company, GirHYPE, which teaches young, black girls how to code.

She’s also Social Media Consultant for multiple startups (and entrepreneur-enabling agencies) and blogs about African Innovation, Intelligence and Being a Woman in Technology and the development of those focus areas on her website at

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