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New documentary series on the revival of free enterprise and entrepreneurship in Cuba, the ‘most creative startup scene on the planet’ – Publications – AEI

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AEI New documentary series on the revival of free enterprise and entrepreneurship in Cuba, the ‘most creative startup scene on the planet’  Startup Cuba is a nine episode documentary from the Latino-focused news website VERV.tv that goes deep into the grittiest and most creative startup scene on the planet. This new generation of more than 500,000 Cuban entrepreneurs, called cuentapropistas in Cuba, have chosen to leave their Communist government-run jobs for a chance to change their life, and perhaps their country. Watch the trailer above and the first episode below (“Meet Today’s Cuban Entrepreneurs“). MP: Generations of Cubans suffered under a repressive Communist regime since the 1950s, but the Cuban people somehow survived by looking for solutions, figuring things out, being

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New documentary series on the revival of free enterprise and entrepreneurship in Cuba, the ‘most creative startup scene on the planet’

Startup Cuba is a nine episode documentary from the Latino-focused news website VERV.tv that goes deep into the grittiest and most creative startup scene on the planet. This new generation of more than 500,000 Cuban entrepreneurs, called cuentapropistas in Cuba, have chosen to leave their Communist government-run jobs for a chance to change their life, and perhaps their country. Watch the trailer above and the first episode below (“Meet Today’s Cuban Entrepreneurs“).

MP: Generations of Cubans suffered under a repressive Communist regime since the 1950s, but the Cuban people somehow survived by looking for solutions, figuring things out, being creative and becoming the “masters of the workaround.” Those skills and grit are now being unleashed in a new wave of Cuban entrepreneurship that has been freed from some of the previous Communist regulations that stifled the private sector and suppressed entrepreneurship. But in a new era of rising economic freedom, the entrepreneurial spirit of the Cuban people is surging and reawakening in the “most creative startup scene on the planet”!

Viva Capitalismo de Libre Mercado in Cuba!

New documentary series on the revival of free enterprise and entrepreneurship in Cuba, the ‘most creative startup scene on the planet’
Mark Perry

Mark Perry
Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.

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