15 World Famous Companies that Started in Garages

#2 Apple
In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, ages 21 and 26 respectively, started Apple Computers by selling 50 units of Wozniak’s Apple I Computer at $500 apiece to a local retailer. Jobs took the purchase order to a parts distributor and ordered the parts. “The Steves” and their small team hand-built 50 computers in 30 days from a garage in Cupertino, CA.Today, Apple is the most valuable technology company in the world.
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It is here, in the garage of the house-annexe parents of Steve Jobs, the first computer under the «apple» brand was assembled in 1976 — Apple I. It is true that on a PC is a little creature like. 21-year-old Jobs and his best friend, Steve Wozniak, in fact, organized in the garage of a large-scale production of motherboards, which they concluded their first contract, sold to the local computer store owner Paul Terrell in the amount of 50 pieces.

Steve Jobs attracted to participate in the «garage» business friends and household. Work was in full swing: one soldered chips and other chips are inserted, the third draw up documents. Mom Jobs answering customer calls in the guise of the Secretary. In 1977, when the company is on its feet, acquired the staff and received funding (Jobs managed to knock $ 250 thousand from Don Valentine venture investor), Apple finally left the garage and moved to Cupertino campus, where he made his first office.