Name: Simon Hamilton and Ricky Chandarana
Program: Queen’s MBA
Graduating Year: 2011
Bio: Simon Hamilton is a 27 year old entrepreneur, born in South Africa, now living in Edmonton Alberta. Simon holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Queen's University. Prior to his MBA, Simon ran a small marketing company called LionShare Design and opened a restaurant, Accent Lounge, in Edmonton. His broad restaurant experience coupled with a certificate in Restaurant Operations from New York University makes Simon well suited for his role in Cibo Systems development of revolutionary customer oriented restaurant management system.
Ricky Chandarana is a 31 year old IT Consultant, born in Kenya, but now enjoys the bustle of big city Toronto. Ricky is highly educated with Honours, Software Engineering from University of Toronto/York University, a Masters in Computer Science from Queen’s University, and an MBA also from Queens University. He has over 4 years experience in IT development and another 4 years experience in consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition to this vast experience, Ricky was still able to start his own marketing consulting firm in Toronto and a social community organization. Ricky's technical proficiency in numerous programming languages makes him well suited for his role in Cibo Systems.
Name of Venture: Cibo Systems
Description: Cibo is a customer-oriented restaurant management system that provides an end-to-end solution for managing restaurants. Cibo provides restaurant owners with a feasible and cost effective solution for order entry and sales history by displacing current POS systems with a tablet based solution. Additional features include reservation management, customer profiling, sales prediction and loyalty programs. Our focus at Cibo is to improve the success of independent restaurants by reducing start-up costs and increasing average guest checks.