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Problems with censorship, extremely costly service and the lowest cellphone and Internet penetration rates in the Western Hemisphere cripple communication in Cuba. Do we think there is an app for that?
Inspired by Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez’s call to action and fueled by caffeine and carbs, about 50 computer programmers formed teams and spent the day building solutions and then presented them to judges at The LAB Miami, a coworking campus in Wynwood. The event was produced by the nonprofit Roots of Hope, a network of college students and young professionals that help empower Cuban youth through technology and entrepreneurial support.