IIB Insider: Celebrating Entrepreneurship in Cuba
The Kelley School of Business hosted seven Cuban entrepreneurs for a week long adventure, which resulted in, at least, two-way learning, idea generation and discussion, and the building of lasting friendships
December 11, 2017
Post by IIB’s Timothy Smith
|Reyna Mercedes Hernandez Sandoval and Yadira Pintado Lazcano of La Reyna y La Real join IIB’s Timothy Smith|
I had the great pleasure of hosting seven Cuban entrepreneurs this past August as part of our ongoing CIBER Focus video series. Kelley School of Business faculty member, Keith Dayton, approached me about this wonderful opportunity (thank you, Keith!) and we at the IIB were thrilled to be a small part of this meaningful international relationship-building experience.
Each of our talented visitors sat down with me in the studio for a video interview and we will be posting the interviews over the coming days. I also had the pleasure of engaging our guests several times over the course their week-long visit. Indeed I was humbled to learn about each person’s story, the sustainable companies they are a part of, and the sound advice offered to other entrepreneurs who look to create and sustain enterprises. At the end of the week, I was greatly inspired by their tenacity, intelligence, and most gracious spirits.
Thank you, Reyna, Yadira, Karla, Alexis, Manuel, Mel, and Augusto for joining us in Bloomington. ¡Buena suerte, mis nuevos amigos cubanos! Mantente en contacto, por favor.