We sometimes forget that even behemoths in the tech world began as startups. Their stories are often romanticised and made legendary; we love an eccentric founder, skeletons, and talk about an impending downfall of the hegemon. One thing that does hold true for all these companies is that, disregarding the staggering scale and rapidity of their success; their origins are often humble.
Our name Garage Society is a nod to amazing companies born from a garage, of which Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon are on this list. From that, visionaries behind these companies were able to create significant value and pioneering impact. Some silly and some unexpected, we bring you interesting facts about the humble origins of the largest tech companies in the world:
Inspired by these tales and ready to embark on your own epic startup journey? Or just curious and want to learn more about working at a startup? Join us this Saturday for the second Hong Kong Startups and Tech Job Fair, which followers from the success of last year’s event - the first of its kind in the city. We’ve joined with W Hub to bring together the best talent with top startups for a day of networking. We’ll also be hosting panel talks and workshops with EasyVan, General Assembly, Soundbrenner, and more! Get your ticket HERE, or head over to the Facebook Event Page for more information about the exhibitors.
WHERE: 19F, 299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan
WHEN: Saturday, June 6th from 10 am — 4 pm
Today’s entrepreneurs do not like getting tied down and are inherently drawn towards options that let them progress at their own growth-plan. Personalisation and a sense of creative freedom has picked up the pace and is here to not only rule but also dominate the work culture.
As part of Garage Society’s Well-Being Month, we sat down with Dutch entrepreneur Madelon van de Ven, to learn more about her flourishing plant subscription startup and her mission to get more urbanites to experience the health and well-being benefits of plants.