The Second Startup Weekend Havana Takes Shape

The Second Startup Weekend Havana Takes Shape

The second Startup Weekend Havana is planned for August 5-7 in Havana. Startup Weekend organizes high-impact, experiential events that foster entrepreneurship and community building in every corner of the world.  As of last year, the organization hosted 200,00 budding entrepreneurs at 2,900 Startup Weekend events, in 501 cities, and in 150 countries. The organization’s 54-hour … Read more

A Major Tech Conference in Cuba

A Major Tech Conference in Cuba

Above: A female tourist is video conferencing on a tablet computer while seated in a small Internet lounge at the Hotel Palco in Havana on May 2, 2016. PHOTO: GERARD BEST By Gerard Best From May 2 to 6, some 700 technology experts and professionals from across the region gather in western Havana for the annual meeting of the Internet … Read more

Here’s a New Competition for Cuba’s Tech Entrepreneurs

Here’s a New Competition for Cuba’s Tech Entrepreneurs

A new competition for Cuban entrepreneurs was announced yesterday at AngelSummit Americas in Miami. The international competition, 10x10KCuba, is a call to innovation for the island’s emerging technology sector, which seeks to help talented programmers and entrepreneurs in Cuba integrate into the global startup community. Leaders at the forefront of Cuba’s growth and development in the … Read more

FCC Chairman Upbeat After Challenging Trip to Cuba

FCC Chairman Upbeat After Challenging Trip to Cuba

Recently, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) removed Cuba from its exclusion list. Now, US-based telecom operators can provide Internet and telephone services to Cuba without separate approval from the FCC and can export telecom equipment and products to Cuba. US State Department officials said that while the US is making efforts to conclude telecommunications agreements … Read more

Techweek Havana Celebrates Entrepreneurs and Cultural Engagement

The conclusion of the most epic year for US-Cuba relations since the Cuban Missile Crisis would be incomplete without the contribution of tech entrepreneurs mixing it up in Havana. Times have changed. The Cuba Journal spoke with Techweek’s Megan Scharf, Director of Communications, about the Techweek’s Cuban event and about Cuba’s present and future tech … Read more

Anticipation Builds for the First Startup Weekend in Havana

Anticipation Builds for the First Startup Weekend in Havana

The Cuba Journal caught up with Alex Medina today to discuss tomorrow’s kickoff of Startup Weekend’s first event in Cuba — to be held in Havana at the Panorama Hotel. Startup Weekend organizes high-impact, experiential events that foster entrepreneurship and community building in every corner of the world.  As of last year, the organization hosted … Read more