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Inno-Coolest Companies-Winner

Minne Inno's second annual Coolest Companies feature focused on company culture and which companies had the best perks, processes, initiatives, and campaigns to keep their employees engaged and passionate about their work.

Lab651 is honored to have made the 2019 list.


Nominated and selected by the ITA’s IoT Council, the awards were designed to highlight leaders in the Midwest IoT community, award excellence in the development and adoption of IoT innovations and Midwest IoT ecosystem.

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Justin Grammens, Co-founder of Lab651 joins Kurt Schmidt to discuss the future of connected devices.

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Justin Grammens believes the concept of the “Internet of Things” may go away. Because soon, he believes, “everything is going to be connected and it’s going to be on the internet.” Now he hopes Lab651, his new IoT-focused venture, will be the firm that helps companies get their products and services on board with this ultra-connected future.

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Imagine, if you will, a day when everything, and I mean everything, is connected to the Internet. Not just your thermostat or your home security system. Or your appliances. I’m talking everything – your clothes, your carpeting, your car, your mountain bike, the trees outside your home, the street signs, the roads you drive on, the drones flying overhead delivering pizza, etc., etc., etc.

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Lab651 is expanding boundaries to connect products throughout the world Grow Minnesota! visited with Justin Grammens, founding partner of Lab651, to better understand his business operations and its role in the Internet of Things (IoT)...

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Two St. Paul firms, Lab651 and Keystone Automation, have joined forces on the co-creation of a new industrial internet of things (IIoT) signaling device for small and midsize facilities to measure change...

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Power Moves Twin Cities: Justin Grammens of Lab651 is interviewed about his experiences and thoughts about being an entrepreneur. (Power Moves Twin Cities is a video series in collaboration between Tech{dot}MN and Power Moves Development. The videos explore that formative moment, a crucial juncture, or operating mentality, that defines the entrepreneur. ...


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Experimentation Needed When Building IoT Products

Lab 651 cofounder Justin Grammens had a great time giving a few thoughts about experimentation in IoT at a Meetup event held July 27th at the University of St. Thomas. It was put on by the Twin Cities Spark and…

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User Experience Is Critical for Connected Products

User experience was the focus when Lab 651 cofounders Justin Grammens and Rodney Landers spoke recently about how to create the best connected product for your target market. The event was the July meeting of the Minnesota Inventors Network Meetup,…

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Innovation Can Start in Unexpected Places

Augsburg College held a “mini-Ted Talk” style event July 7 at Sisyphus Brewing in Minneapolis, which they called “7 People, 7 Passions, 7 Minutes.” The event featured insightful talks from seven of its passionate alumni. Lab 651 cofounder Justin Grammens…

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