Juan Orrego, 22
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO
Life Story: At 22, Juan Orrego is a serial entrepreneur. Growing up in Barranquilla, Colombia, he sold ice cream door-to-door at the age of five. When he was 17, he moved to B.C. to get a BComm at UVic and started an online jewelry business, paying his youngest sister to make deliveries back in Colombia. His two sisters have since joined him in B.C.
Orrego started Cuboh Software as an analytics software firm for restaurants in 2017 because he couldn’t find a company to do an entrepreneurial co-op with for his degree. The following year, he rejigged it with the assistance of a new co-founder, Sinan Sari, who had worked for online food ordering and delivery service Just Eat and had a strong tech background. Cuboh is now a subscription service that helps restaurants streamline online ordering, menu and inventory management, and point-of-sale order transferring by combining meal delivery applications like DoorDash, Grubhub and SkipTheDishes on a single interface.
Bottom Line: Cuboh, which was on track to grow from eight to 11 employees by March, expects annual recurring revenue to reach US$1 million in 2019, with a goal of US$5 million in five years.