Brendan Coady is a Mechanical Engineer and Product Designer who has worked with hardware startups for the past 7 years. He is now a Mechanical Designer and Product Manager at Nymi building the future of industrial wearable technologies and making the workplace smart, simple, and secure. He has lived in Germany and China, taken products from napkin sketch to mass manufacturing, and spent a decade thinking about how to make hardware easier. He was a member of the Venture for Canada cohort in 2015, and continues to volunteer on the VFC Alumni Council. He likes to cook, is passionate about libraries, and drinks an uncomfortable amount of coffee. He sometimes blogs on www.brendancoady.com/blog.