Cuban Entrepreneurship Goes Online

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 worst damage hit further west on Cuba’s northern coast. Many Cubans were hit … Continue reading Cuban Entrepreneurship Goes Online

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

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 major at the Instituto Superior de Diseño (ISDI) Alessa Pérez Roque, fifth year … Continue reading Cuba Lands in New York City: Innovadores Update, July 2017

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

Back from Havana

I got a memory reminder from Facebook–I generally hate them–but this at least helped me place a watershed moment in Cuban-American relations…the day I met John Caulfield. In the two years since, the Innovadores has blossomed under John and Jono’s efforts, and I have played a small part in assisting them. I’m back from Havana this time feeling so alive with optimism. Ok its measured, … Continue reading Back from Havana

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

Innovadores Cuba Delegation Winter 2016

In November, the Innovadores team took another trip to Havana with a team of leading entrepreneurs and businessmen to assess the state of tech, design and entrepreneurship. The visit included a briefing from US Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, a roundtable discussion with Cuban entrepreneurs, a meeting with Idania Del Rio at her clothing and design shop Clandestina, visits with entrepreneurs and teams working in Havana, and a … Continue reading Innovadores Cuba Delegation Winter 2016