The process to determine the winner of the award started back in August when 35 companies showcased their products and services during the neXXpo Event, also hosted by the Chamber. Of the 35 companies who participated, seven moved on to the Nex7 Stage Event and gave their pitch as to why they were the most innovative company in Madison.
We are humbled by this award and will continue to work hard to drive innovation into Madison and around the world to help make life easier for schools, businesses and families worldwide.
Our Innovation Story
Whether it’s the difficulties that classrooms face in distributing mobile devices to students every day or the ever-growing distraction to families who are spending more time on mobile devices than they are engaging with one another, we exist to solve mobile device problems that arise in the workplace, schools and in homes.
With unique mobile device charging stations and charging carts, specifically designed to improve mobile device management in education, LocknCharge is able to save teachers up to 70 hours of class time per class, per year. By cutting back the amount of time it takes to hand out and pack up mobile devices, teachers are able to focus on quality teaching time for students. LocknCharge is also helping business manage mobile devices by providing improving efficiency through the use of secure, centralized points of charging.
TechDen, a LocknCharge company, created TheDen™, the first-ever charging solution that combines a mobile app and physical home so that parents are able to monitor and manage device usage in the home. The average 10 year old spends more than 1,000 hours per year in front of a screen. TechDen empowers parents and children to work together to teach healthy digital habits in the home, eliminating the distractions of technology to make room for quality family time.
When looking back at the first set of products created, LocknCharge has come a long way. We started with simple carts on wheels with no integrated electrical components. We’re now in the process of working on IoT solutions that will manage assets on digital devices from anywhere in the world through cloud-based software.
The humble roots of the company began in Perth, Western Australia in 1998. In 2012, the company expanded to the US by opening a two-room office on the east side of Madison, WI. After landing some large opportunities with Apple Education, Google Education and large tech resellers such as CDW, LocknCharge has grown in both revenue and staff year over year. At the beginning of 2018, we moved into a world-class facility on Helgesen Dr. in Madison. We now have over 30 employees in the US with a second office in Austin, TX. Continued growth has allowed our knowledgeable and passionate staff to help schools and businesses throughout the world manage mobile devices.
LocknCharge and TechDen are founded on four EPIC Values: Excellence, Positivity, Integrity and Collaboration. From product development to customer service to company culture, these values are the cornerstone of everything we do.
You can see the LocknCharge/TechDen pitch here:
You can also hear more from Kevin during his interview with Channel 3000 in Madison, WI:
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