The New Cuba hits LA & San Fran

Internet is tricky in Cuba. This is pretty much an understatement, but the "why's" require a much more expansive conversation to wrap our heads around the stakes. (Photo credit: Juan Cruz Rodriguez for Resolviendo Exhibit, Annenberg) I will be visiting LA & San Francisco this month to discuss one of the most fascinating subcultures on…

A visit to Techcrunch Disrupt SF

(Marta Deus & Jauretsi of The New Cuba at Media Noche, San Francisco) “This past week was truly phenomenal” gushed Kyle Maloney, founder of ChefMade, a startup that is trying to bring healthy economical meals delivered into homes of his island, Trinidad. Kyle was invited to Techcrunch DisruptSF by Project Binario, a San Francisco based…

Cuba Takeover at Sundance

Utah is getting a big injection of Cuban fever at the start of 2017. We’ve spent the better part of the year reading about the importance of Cuba/US engagement from media outlets like New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and a myriad of other outlets. Journalists have played an important role in opening this discussion…

“Ones to Watch” for Cuba Tech

(Relentless Creators: Slim use of Internet time means USB sticks are golden. Photo: NPR) This week was a big week for Cuba tech startups. Ten young Cuban tech leaders were awarded a chance at more "next level" resources. We realize that most foreigners view Cuba as a place stuck in time with its old cars…