Private breakfast with Cuban entrepreneurs: Ke Hay Pa’ Hoy?

Date & Time

Thursday, May 12, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM EDT

Location

Duke University in DC

1201 New York Ave, NW, Suite 1110
Washington DC

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Please fill out the form below to RSVP. For more information, or if you are having trouble submitting an RSVP via the form, please contact Jamaica Gayle at jamaica@globalinnovationforum.com.

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May 12, 9:00am @ Duke in DC | 1201 New York Ave, NW, Suite 1110, Washington, DC

Please join Duke University and the Global Innovation Forum for a small, off-the-record roundtable and light breakfast with Cuban entrepreneurs visiting Washington, DC.

Sergio León, Juan Luis Santana and Juan Alejandro Hernández founded “Ke Hay Pa’ Hoy?,” a Cuban digital media platform — think Yelp for culture in Cuba — that contains information about culture and entertainment in Cuba. It is quickly becoming the go-to service for locals and visitors wanting to experience the richness and magnitude of the Cuban cultural product. The main goal is to develop cutting edge ICT media to support such a vision, while focusing on easy access and cultural diversity.

They will be joined by Collin Laverty, founder and president of Cuba Educational Travel and an expert on U.S.-Cuba relations and Cuban society.

Duke University and the Global Innovation Forum will guide a discussion about the emerging technology scene in Cuba, the opportunities and challenges of pursuing a startup, and the current state of the economy.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP using the form below.

Biographies 

Sergio León (Age 25) is a telecom engineer with a major in networking. Active programming professor and sysadmin at the technical university of Havana (CUJAE). Experienced in setup and management of networking services, including hardware and software based and in developing apps for the web and the Android OS. Co-founder at Ke Hay Pa’ Hoy? and current CTO.

Juan Luis Santana (Age 23), is a telecom engineer with a major in networking and digital processing. Experienced in iOS app development, .NET technologies and data intensive applications. Co-founder at Ke Hay Pa’ Hoy? and current CEO.

Juan Alejandro Hernández (Age 25), is a computing and Automatization engineer with a major in software-powered systems and cryptography. Active software developer at an R & D facility on campus at the technical university of Havana (CUJAE). Experienced in Android app and web fronted development. Co-founder at Ke Hay Pa’ Hoy? and current COO.

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