We help companies decrease costs, open new revenue streams, and improve the quality of life. By developing devices and software that generate and manage data, we make new things possible.
Our Core Values
Do the Right Thing
While the word “right” is subjective, we believe that inherently there’s a common set of choices that one can make in how they behave ethically and morally.
Teamwork is key at Lab651. We won't solve the problems of tomorrow without working together, respecting each other's views and collaborating to find the best solutions.
Your co-workers, our customers and the founders of Lab651 count on you to do the best job you can. This involves admitting success and sometimes failure.
We want people who are inherently inquisitive and want to learn on our team. Jobs are boring if you are not growing, learning and becoming better at what you do.
Our reputation and experience are one of the key differentiators at Lab651. Keeping the best interests of our customers in mind and their needs first are critical to staying in business and allows us to continue to be successful.
Meet Our Team
Each of our co-founders has been in the business of developing connected devices and systems for more than 20 years. With this experience under our belts, our team can drive to a solution with minimal iterations. We know what works and what doesn't.
Justin Grammens | Co-Founder
Justin leads our team of mobile & web application and data science engineers. Justin lives at the intersection of emerging technology and leading communities on the Internet of Things. He has been building mobile applications and cloud-based software solutions for more than 20 years with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Justin is a Co-founder of IoT Fuse, a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to position Minnesota as a leader in connected products and is an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas teaching a graduate-level course on the Internet of Things.
Troy Pongratz | Co-Founder
Troy leads our product design team at Lab651. He has been involved in product design for more than 20 years in industries such as medical, consumer, and industrial products. His work has yielded multiple patents. An experienced consultant with both large and small companies, Troy brings a team approach to designing products and integrating new products in multiple disciplines. Troy and his team consider it their personal responsibility to support a product design from beginning to end to ensure its success in the marketplace.