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Barnacle Systems

Victoria, BC Best Concept:
Top 5 Finalist
Employees: 2 In Business Since: 2016

Barnacle Systems is helping people with “boater’s anxiety” who need to know the health and status of their vessel at any time. BRNKL is a smart home for your boat. Unlike the competition who only provide monitoring while you’re onboard, BRNKL allows you to monitor your boat whether you’re at the dock, at home, or half-way around the world. Barnacle Systems is developing a Smart Boat product that integrates directly with your Smart Home.

The product was developed in response to Brandon Wright’s boat breaking moorage in Mill Bay, BC, and floating to shore in January 2017. At this time Brandon was a Product Manager for an Internet of Things environmental monitoring company and prior to that had been developing remote surveillance systems in the Middle East for Kings and countries’ borders. When Brandon looked for a product that would alert him that his boat had broken moorage again he saw a gap in the market and has pursued developing the ‘smart home for your boat’.

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