Cuban Entrepreneurship Goes Online

Want to receive our update in your inbox each quarter? Sign up now. Innovadores Update, October 2017 There’s never a dull moment in Cuba, and the last three months were no exception. While we expected a late-summer slowdown as the heat picked up in Havana, the balmy tranquility was interrupted by an invited visitor named Irma. While Havana was hit hard by the hurricane, the … Continue reading Cuban Entrepreneurship Goes Online

Cuba Lands in New York City: Innovadores Update, July 2017

Want to receive our update in your inbox each quarter? Sign up now. This week marks another milestone for Innovadores: for the third year in a row, our Cuban interns started their internships in New York City. Our interns this year are: Alicia Rodríguez Milhet, fourth year Industrial Engineering major at the Universidad Tecnológica de La Habana (CUJAE) Gabriela Hernández Rodríguez, fifth year Industrial Design … Continue reading Cuba Lands in New York City: Innovadores Update, July 2017

Silver and Wine: Rox950 Puts their Jewelry on Display

On Monday, Rosana Vargas, the creator behind the jewelry brand Rox950, hosted an pasarela (runway show) at Sarao’s Bar in Havana to showcase her new collection of jewelry, Plata y Vino II (Silver and Wine II). Alongside a few of her other collections, the new Plata y Vino featured a range of silver pieces that can be paired with corks from your favorite bottles of … Continue reading Silver and Wine: Rox950 Puts their Jewelry on Display

Innovadores Interns Prepare for their Trip to New York City

Photo: The 2017 Innovadores interns are welcomed into the program by interns from the past two summers. Front row: Gabriela (class of 2015), Gabriela, Alicia, and Alessa; back row: Raynel (class of 2016), Ruben (class of 2016) and David. We’ve officially selected the 2017 Innovadores interns! This year, four of Cuba’s brightest students will join us for an all-expenses-paid six-week internship in New York City. … Continue reading Innovadores Interns Prepare for their Trip to New York City

Selecting the Next Class of Innovadores

Another group of Innovadores supporters visited the island in May, both for a chance to see Cuba and to meet with candidates for our 2017 internship program. The group, hailing from the US and Canada, were members of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), an international network of founders and business owners. It was a quick visit–just two days–with time built in for the group to discuss … Continue reading Selecting the Next Class of Innovadores

On the Ground in Cuba: Quarter 1 Update, 2017

Subscribe here to receive our Quarterly Updates via email. It was a big quarter for the Innovadores team. The year started off with our private rooftop New Year’s party hosted by one of Havana’s best DJ’s and ended with our organization being featured on the cover of Cuba Trade Magazine (below). But it hasn’t all been parties and photoshoots. We’ve been working hard with our … Continue reading On the Ground in Cuba: Quarter 1 Update, 2017

Clandestina Hits the Runway at the Fabrica de Arte Cubano

This past Saturday the Cuban fashion brand and design shop Clandestina 99% Diseño Cubano hit the runway and hosted their “Se Acabó el Drama” fashion show at the Fabrica de Arte Cubano. Founded by Leire Fernandez and Cuban designer Idania Del Rio, the Clandestina brand is known for their mix of bright colors, hip design, clever humor, and of course a little bit of Cuban … Continue reading Clandestina Hits the Runway at the Fabrica de Arte Cubano

The Business Owners Council Visits Cuba with Innovadores

In March, Innovadores led another trip to Havana for some of the United States’s leading entrepreneurs, all members of the New York-based entrepreneurial network the Business Owners Council. The visit explored the breadth and depth of Cuban innovation and entrepreneurship. The trip included: A meeting with Scott Hamilton, Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy, at the US Ambassador’s residence A trip to the … Continue reading The Business Owners Council Visits Cuba with Innovadores

Ringing in the New Year in Havana

The start of an annual tradition, this winter Innovadores organized a New Year’s trip to Havana Cuba for a group of 10 young professionals in the fields of design, marketing, engineering, tech, and architecture. In addition to the regular Innovadores activities—including meetings with entrepreneurs, a tour of Old Havana, and dinners with Cuban creators—this trip focused two of the most interesting areas of Cuban culture … Continue reading Ringing in the New Year in Havana

Google Signs Deal with Cuba to Speed its Services

Yesterday, Google signed a deal with the Cuban government to increase the speed of service for some of the company’s most popular services. This comes a week after a story leaked indicating that the Obama administration was pushing deals between the Cuban government and both GE and Google. It comes just days after Alphabet Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was spotted in one of Havana’s … Continue reading Google Signs Deal with Cuba to Speed its Services