Annual Event Speaker profile: Vuyisa Qabaka

Vuyisa Qabaka

Vuyisa Qabaka is a Partner at Pan African innovation firm, HYBR Group and co-founder at equity crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa. He has spent the past 8 years building ventures and ecosystems, in media as television host and business columnist. Has traveled globally on investment roadshows with various African startups including economic study tours top innovation ecosystems like Nigeria, Kenya, Malaysia and Israel.

His past projects have included setting up creative business strategies and innovation spaces, as well as consulting at executive committee level, with a focus bringing disruptive market positioning, offbeat social impact initiative and ecosystem development. Being involved with numerous companies and projects over the years, Vuyisa has built up extensive experience in corporate communications, business innovation, business development and marketing.

Vuyisa completed a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) Degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Property Analysis at the University of Cape Town. His journey into entrepreneurship already started as a 2nd year student when he was involved with launching a student magazine and selling life insurance on campus. This is also where he developed a love for media.