With the opening to the private sector, during the government of Raul Castro, Cardinal Jaime Ortega had the initiative to create a project that advises and supports the management of this emerging group. From this idea, and protected by the Archdiocese of Havana, CubaEmprende emerged with the aim of positively influencing the increase in the quality of life of people, thanks to the contribution of non-state work.
For this, a space is allocated to the interior of the Father Félix Varela Cultural Center, which guarantees relations between businessmen, as well as training and accompanying those who wish to start or improve their company.
Among the services offered by this program are the Entrepreneur Workshop for training and help to improve a business, conferences and specialized modules that provide tools for the development of business management and consultancies with professionals who work directly on the needs and problems of each business in particular.
Like other of its activities, CubaEmprende organizes and organizes, in the month of May, the exhibition fair Expoemprendimiento, where private businesses are promoted. In addition, in order to deepen essential contents for the development of the enterprises in the country, it generates a theoretical space in July and sectoral meetings where specific problems of an association of self-employment (private initiative) are addressed.
“November of entrepreneurs” has already established itself as one of the main events of relationship between entrepreneurs, where collaboration opportunities are created for the development of business.
Although initially the project integrated 8 people graduated from the master’s degree in business management of the Cultural Center, today the project has two other locations in the country: one in the Church Sponsorship of Our Lady of the Rosary, in Cienfuegos and another in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Candelaria, in Camagüey.
With more than 3 600 graduates of its courses and almost 570 consultancies, CubaEmprende has managed to develop an interactive teaching methodology, diversify access to knowledge and generate alliances and linkages.
To contact the members of this project you can call the numbers 7 866 7109 (direct); 7 862 69 89; 7 862 8790, ext. 203 and 229, to the Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, to the page www.proyectocubaemprende.org or to your Facebook profile www.facebook.com/CubaEmprendeproject.