Six Havana Restaurants Cuban Innovators Must Look to for Inspiration

The innovation scene in Cuba is just beginning to emerge, with teams creating new websites, apps, and even design shops on a weekly basis. It’s an exciting place to be, but many innovators are uncertain of how to move forward. Cuba is a complex and ever-changing landscape, lacking a path for them to follow. Fortunately, this new class of innovators does have one thing they can look … Continue reading Six Havana Restaurants Cuban Innovators Must Look to for Inspiration

Up Close with Josuhe Pagliery, Creator of Cuba’s First Indie Game, Savior

Video games are extremely popular in Cuba. Gamers create illegal intranets to play DOTA and hack Pokémon Go just to catch a few Pokémon in a wifi park. There’s a thriving gaming community, but unfortunately, with the exceptions of a few apps and educational games published through the government, the rest of these are all made abroad. Josuhe H. Pagliery is trying to change that. … Continue reading Up Close with Josuhe Pagliery, Creator of Cuba’s First Indie Game, Savior

Smerconish on Cuba: “It’s All Different Shades of Gray”

Photo copyright Christopher P. Baker Michael Smerconish, radio host, CNN anchor and journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, recently traveled to Cuba with this his family for a chance to see the country before it inevitably changes. This wasn’t the first trip for Smerconish—he had previously traveled to the island nearly fifteen years prior to interview Fidel Castro. We had the opportunity to sit down with … Continue reading Smerconish on Cuba: “It’s All Different Shades of Gray”

Airbnb Finds a Perfect Match in Cuba

In the year since it began operating here, Airbnb has already made tremendous strides in Cuba. In many ways, this success has less to do with Airbnb’s product and more to do with their understanding of the Cuban system. Airbnb had the foresight to capitalize on perfect opportunity, and overcame the challenges that could have hampered their success. Over the past twenty years, as Cuba … Continue reading Airbnb Finds a Perfect Match in Cuba