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
As part of our #BeTheChange series, we sit down and discuss how people and business have evolved, with change-makers in our Garage Community.
This week, we sit down with Michelle Hong, co-founder of Rooftop Republic, a social enterprise on a mission to introduce the joys of urban farming to the city folk of Hong Kong.
Rooftop Republic has been part of the Garage Community since 2018, and they have a rooftop farm on the terrace of our Wan Chai Lockhart space.
It was great to catch up with Michelle over sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and the joys of growing your own food.
The advent of user-friendly e-commerce tools has made starting your own small business easier than ever.
With so many people embarking on their entrepreneurial journey, we thought we’d give you a reminder on how to support small, local business owners.
We encourage everyone to be conscious consumers - whether this means voting with your dollar for locally farmed vegetables, or writing a positive review for the indie coffee shop in your neighbourhood.
Here are a few ideas to get started:
As part of our focus on growth, we asked the Garage Community what areas they would like they spend more time developing. It was very clear that you all wanted to dedicate more time to your mental and physical health!
Considering that Hong Kongers have some of the longest working hours in the world, it’s important to carve out some time for yourself.
Here is a comprehensive wellbeing toolkit with guides, recommendations, and resources for bettering your mind and body.
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