Zulé Vuuren

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Zulé Vuuren
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Zulé Vuuren. Image retrieved from Disrupt Africa on 8 April, 2021.
Born
South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Alma materUniversity of Cape Town
University of South Africa
OccupationEntrepreneur
Known forBeing the Founder & CEO of LocumBase
WebsiteLinkedIn

Editor: Tamia Adolph

Zulé Vuuren is the founder and CEO of the Cape Town-based start-up, LocumBase. LocumBase is an online, independent platform that connects freelance medical professionals with medical practices ensuring quality care when and where needed most.[1] Through the start-up, the locum booking process is simplified.[2]

Vuuren is a founder, entrepreneur, writer, and self-proclaimed solutionist.

History

Vuuren obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology from the University of South Africa. She also obtained a qualification in Strategic Business Management from the University of Cape Town.[3]

From 2010 to 2018, Vuuren was a freelance photographer and creative writer. In 2014, she co-founded O-V Optics, a company that specialises in children’s eye care and sunglasses.

Vuuren co-founded The Future Vision Foundation in 2016. This foundation arranges vision screenings to corporates, schools, and clubs as a means of fundraising to finance practical skills training in the tech field for South African women in impoverished communities.

She has also been a guest blogger for the company, Future Females, since 2018.[4]

After running a children’s eye care business, Vuuren discovered a gap in the medical market. This gap was the need to connect medical practitioners and practices. Before establishing the start-up, Vuuren consulted and freelanced for other platform-based businesses so that she could learn from their expertise. She attended networking events in the tech and medical industry to connect with partners and mentors who could guide her.[5] In 2016, Vuuren became the founder and CEO of LocumBase.

Achievements

In 2018, Cape Town accelerator, 88 Business Collective, and Absa bank honoured Vuuren with the Best Tech Newcomer of the Year award.[6]

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