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About


One of the first programs between US and Cuban entrepreneurs that supports the movement toward connectivity, private business ownership, and local and global community.

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About


One of the first programs between US and Cuban entrepreneurs that supports the movement toward connectivity, private business ownership, and local and global community.

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Why


Cubans use the term “resolver” to describe their ethos of tenacity in the face of adversity. It translates roughly into “we’ll figure it out,” and it came to prominence following the fall of communism in the Soviet Union and the ensuing Special Period of rationing in Cuba.

It has evolved over time to signify anything from improvisation to collaboration to determination, and though uniquely Cuban, it feels analogous to our American ideals of innovation, entrepreneurship, and maker culture.

It was with this parallel vision that we established Incúbate, a program to connect Cuban entrepreneurs with American counterparts to exchange knowledge and insight.

Why


Cubans use the term “resolver” to describe their ethos of tenacity in the face of adversity. It translates roughly into “we’ll figure it out,” and it came to prominence following the fall of communism in the Soviet Union and the ensuing Special Period of rationing in Cuba.

It has evolved over time to signify anything from improvisation to collaboration to determination, and though uniquely Cuban, it feels analogous to our American ideals of innovation, entrepreneurship, and maker culture.

It was with this parallel vision that we established Incúbate, a program to connect Cuban entrepreneurs with American counterparts to exchange knowledge and insight.

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Who


Incúbate is a joint collaboration between the Flow Collective and Uncorked Studios developed under the auspices of the Aspen Institute and the Richardson Center for Global Engagement.

 

Who is it for:Cuban Entrepreneurs & Innovators

American businesses seeking to collaborate and learn about future opportunities in Cuba.

People seeking an alternative to traditional incubator programs.

Those with a universal desire to “resolver”.

Who


Incúbate is a joint collaboration between the Flow Collective and Uncorked Studios developed under the auspices of the Aspen Institute and the Richardson Center for Global Engagement.

 

Who is it for:Cuban Entrepreneurs & Innovators

American businesses seeking to collaborate and learn about future opportunities in Cuba.

People seeking an alternative to traditional incubator programs.

Those with a universal desire to “resolver”.

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How


Design workshops that are built and allowed to adapt to answer the problem. This includes strategy, business frameworks, product and service design, etc.

Problems we are trying to solve:

How can we empower Cuban startups with the tools and methodologies to create uniquely Cuban companies?

How can we optimize and grow tech platforms in a mostly-offline world?

How can we continue to collaborate long-term as a group, beyond in-person engagements?

What would a long-term coworking space / incubator look like?

What can U.S. companies learn about designing within constraints and building hyper-local products?

How can art be a vector for technological innovation?

 

How


Design workshops that are built and allowed to adapt to answer the problem. This includes strategy, business frameworks, product and service design, etc.

Problems we are trying to solve:

How can we empower Cuban startups with the tools and methodologies to create uniquely Cuban companies?

How can we optimize and grow tech platforms in a mostly-offline world?

How can we continue to collaborate long-term as a group, beyond in-person engagements?

What would a long-term coworking space / incubator look like?

What can U.S. companies learn about designing within constraints and building hyper-local products?

How can art be a vector for technological innovation?

 

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Testimonials


“Incúbate helped me define a concrete version of the products I want to create in Cuba. I learned to organize a better market study, create a step-by-step growth plan, and gained an understanding that companies should not just focus on its own growth but also collaborate to develop new entrepreneurs and companies.”

 

                     -Marvin Avila, Founder, MakaraSoft

                       Havana, Cuba

 

“The workshop was truly inspirational. It got us dreaming up ideas together — big and small, practical and outlandish — leaving us all with a newfound sense of possibility. What began as uncertainty grew into enthusiasm, creating an energy among the group that was palpable. Many of the participants had never done anything like it before, and hearing their reactions was the best part. You got the sense that a profound shift had taken place. By the end, they'd built a true community that I think will become a real catalyst for innovation in Cuba. “

 

Allison Mooney

Head of Trends and Insights, Google Marketing

Testimonials


“Incúbate helped me define a concrete version of the products I want to create in Cuba. I learned to organize a better market study, create a step-by-step growth plan, and gained an understanding that companies should not just focus on its own growth but also collaborate to develop new entrepreneurs and companies.”

 

                     -Marvin Avila, Founder, MakaraSoft

                       Havana, Cuba

 

“The workshop was truly inspirational. It got us dreaming up ideas together — big and small, practical and outlandish — leaving us all with a newfound sense of possibility. What began as uncertainty grew into enthusiasm, creating an energy among the group that was palpable. Many of the participants had never done anything like it before, and hearing their reactions was the best part. You got the sense that a profound shift had taken place. By the end, they'd built a true community that I think will become a real catalyst for innovation in Cuba. “

 

Allison Mooney

Head of Trends and Insights, Google Marketing