Cuban cuentapropista Marta Deus, talks to us about how the private sector is doing in the midst of economic and COVID-19 pressure.
Author - Ken Deckinger
Ken Deckinger is the co-founder and CEO of Startup Cuba and the executive producer and host of its namesake docuseries. A native of South Florida, Ken has been an entrepreneur for his entire professional career. Previously he was co-founder and CEO of HurryDate, pioneering the global concept of speed dating to 45 cities throughout the US, UK and Canada. HurryDate eventually evolved into online dating and was acquired by Spark Networks, the parent company of ChristianMingle.com and JDate.com. Ken is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Florida, where he was honored with the University’s Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Under 40 award and sits on the Board for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He actively advises entrepreneurs and is a two-time protagonist of a Harvard Business School case study. Ken’s filmmaking and journalistic journey is inspired by a love of travel and authentic connections with other cultures. He believes that the more we know about each other, through stories, the closer we can become — thus the mission of Startup Cuba: to amplify the voices of the people sharing stories in the Latinx space. After living in New York City for 15 years, he encouraged his wife to move their family to Miami to get back to his South Florida roots. Needless to say, it was a short discussion and he and his family now call Boston, where his wife grew up, their home.
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We're excited to share the lessons and visuals of the Ecuador cloud forest, a region that's a canary in the coal mine of climate change.
Even after being labelled communists by their conservative counterparts, this new generation of liberal Cuban American activists still think dialogue is the way ahead...
Idania Del Rio and Leire Fernandez have built their brand Clandestina on up-cycling not to be trendy but because in Cuba, that's just what you do.
It's time to dance, Cimafunk fans. Now. I mean, actually, like right now, because Cimafunk's Cun Cun Prá Dance Challenge ends later this week.
Al pastor as good as the Netflix show? Barbacoa that will wake you up on a Saturday morning? We needed to know if it was all as good as it looked.
Hialeah Series is a binge-worthy, six-episode series about a Cuban American who convinces her Jewish husband to move in with her family in Hialeah.
With the Waffleshot, an edible tacita, the question isn't whether or not you can eat your cafecito cup but rather, when you should eat it.
The replay of our live event with Cuba photographer Steve Anchell is available to learn his three tips to improve your travel photography.