October 13, 2016

oneEvent Technologies brings life-safety systems into the modern age

The Village of Mount Horeb in Dane County is home to a population of nearly 7,500, characterized by its quaint downtown with specialty shops and a unique thoroughfare lined with wooden trolls – a classic feature of its Scandinavian heritage. It’s also home to one of the Madison Region’s most innovative companies: oneEvent Technologies.

OET at a planned burn, southwest of Verona
Co-founded by Kurt Wedig and Dan Parent in 2011, oneEvent Technologies (OET) is bringing life-safety systems into the modern age by using cloud-based technology to provide smart building protection. The company’s onePrevent system alerts building owners and occupants to issues -- such as rising humidity or temperatures -- before they become problems. By collecting and providing immediate access to data via smartphone or tablet, property owners are able to reduce the frequency and severity of emergencies, first responders can access vital information needed to save lives, and insurers are better informed in limiting and evaluating risk.

Co-founders Dan Parent and Kurt Wedig
The company has hit growth mode, expanding its office space as well as leasing additional space to house inventory and packaging. Recently, OET partnered with several local dealer-installers to make its product available to commercial properties in south central Wisconsin. In August, it took home a Most Innovative Company award during the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce neXXpo event, and will be among the seven finalists making pitches to a group of Wisconsin investors at the Nex7 Stage Event in December.

MadREP supports the region’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) ecosystem, and had the opportunity to make a direct impact on this start-up’s success together with Mount Horeb Area Economic Development Corporation (MHAEDC). “MadREP and MHAEDC have been great partners in helping oneEvent leverage local resources, find key talent, and open up new business opportunities,” said OET Founder/CEO Kurt Wedig.

For more information on MadREP’s I&E efforts, contact Enterprise Development Director Craig Kettleson at 608.571.0405.