Archive for August 2017

What Connected Products Can Learn from the Electric Car

More than 20 years ago GM produced the first mass market electric car: the EV1. It was deemed as unprofitable by GM and subsequently was terminated in 1999. GM spent what I would assume to be millions of dollars crushing the EV1’s to end their development of electric cars. Fast forward to today. Elon Musk…

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Lab 651 Is Making ‘Connected Products’ a Reality

Lab 651 lobby sign

Experienced Engineering Team Focused on Creating Next-Generation of Internet-Enabled Devices — August 9, 2017 — St. Paul, Minnesota — Lab 651 LLC today announced it has begun offering a broad range of product development services in its mission to “connect the physical world to the digital universe.” The Internet of Things (IoT) firm also announced…

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Lab 651 at the Innovation Jam

I was fortunate enough to speak at the 2nd Annual Innovation Jam, put on by my friends at Ciceron. The other speakers included Kent Strand from Accredent, Ashley Evenson from Ciceron and Chuck Olson from Visual. Between the 4 of us we covered topics ranging from the Internet of Things, proximity marketing using Beacons, new marketing techniques using programmatic advertising and…

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The (Real) Power 50 Of 2016

Justin Grammens, Cofounder of Lab 651 had the extreme pleasure of being named one of The (Real) Power 50 for 2016 by Minnesota Business! As Justin said, “It is a tremendous honor to be included in this list and I’m humbled to have been selected this year for the award. Becky and I were able to attend and…

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