In honor of World Rainforest Day, we’re sharing our video from Ecuador’s Chocó bioregion and the award winning Mashpi Lodge, to share with you the power of our planet’s...
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.
This list of 21 Cuban and US social media accounts will keep you connected to all things happening in the space between the United States and Cuba.
I finally got to go behind the counter at Puerto Sagua to make a Cuban sandwich with them. Dreams do come true.
Soon we'll share the dreamlike Ecuador cloud forest with you; a region that's a canary in the coal mine of climate change.
After sharing his El Borikua with us we invited him back for a cooking lesson. He offered to teach us how to make the perfect... chicken wing.
Samuel Riera supports Cuba's Outsider Artists who otherwise wouldn't have a platform to display and sell their work.
The Miami based Cuban-American entrepreneur leverages scrappiness, community and passion to achieve her goals with the deck stacked (statistically) against her.
Puerto Rico's celebrity chef Wilo Benet credits luck and timing for his Grab-and-Go success during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Cuban cuentapropista Marta Deus, talks to us about how the private sector is doing in the midst of economic and COVID-19 pressure.
These 5 "must-go" spots are open on the island and are... amazing. Let's support them during the pandemic.
Edgardo Rodriguez was told his El Borikua seasoning was too Latin. Today it's his best seller.
I’ve always loved listening to piano. A small bar. Some sofas. Sexy, dim lighting and a piano player on a rainy night sums up my ultimate New York City experience.
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.