Bringing American and Cuban students together

to work on creating solutions to the world’s problems.

Cuba. Entrepreneurship. Two words that you don’t see together often. Since its populist revolution in 1956, Cuba has been a mysterious blind spot on the American economic map. Through embargoes and travel restrictions, Cuba’s economy has managed to survive and even thrive. Modern Cuba is a unique mix of command economy and endemic entrepreneurship, powered by tourism and remittances. Most interesting is the problem solving (i.e. innovation) models that are unique to the Cuban ecosystem. They are vastly different than the innovation models that made Silicon Valley or Tel Aviv successful. During this weeklong International Collider course, you will work with Cuban students and entrepreneurs to learn about the innovation models of Cuba and the US; and apply your creativity to solving business and technology problems for local Cuban entrepreneurs.

Application Deadline: September 16, 2017

Program Dates: December 16, 2017 - December 23, 2017

Leadership Team

Ken Singer

SCET Managing Director and Instructor

Danielle Vivo

Innovation Collider Program Manager

Yeri Caesar-Kaptoech

Academic Operations Director

Mandatory Dates + Class Credit (TBD)

  • 1 orientation session prior to departure
  • 2 discussion sessions prior to departure


Students can take this Bootcamp for 2 units of class credit towards the Spring 2018 semester

  • INDENG 190C
  • Class # (TBA)
  • Academic Units: 2
  • Pass/No Pass


  • Students from all majors are welcome to apply
  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred, but not required
  • A valid passport is required to travel outside the USA


Interested students must apply via google form here.

*Space is limited

Students will be notified if accepted into the program on September 19th and will need to send back a confirmation and $400 non-refundable security deposit by September 22nd.


To sign-up/apply as an Industry Sponsor, please fill out the google form here.

For additional questions, please email

Discover #WhatsNext

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter!