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

Cuban Tech Scene on Display at the First Startup Weekend in Cuba

Cuban Tech Scene on Display at the First Startup Weekend in Cuba

The first Startup Weekend in Cuba ended last month with great enthusiasm for the startups teams’ success in organizing ideas and turning them into reality. The organizers for Startup Weekend Havana included: Ramphis Castro (no relation to Fidel), Medardo Rodriguez, Rodney Hernandez and Alex Medina.  The event’s facilitator was Santiago Zavala, Venture Partner, at 500Startups. … 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