What percentage of recent startups began in a garage? How long do you work out of your garage before you can afford a regular office or manufacturing facility? If you had VC investors, should you accept their money and move out of the garage? Advantages of staying in your garage?
- YouTube. Started in a garage.
- Google. 1998. Started in a garage.
- Apple. 1976. Started in a garage.
- HP. 1939. Started in a garage.
- Mattel. 1940’s. Started in a garage.
- Amazon. 1994. Started in a garage.
- MagLite. 1970’s.
- Yankee Candle Company. 1990’s.
- Harley Davidson. 1901.
See? It’s all about the garage. The metaphor for American ingenuity and innovation. So…
If you live in or near South Bend, Indiana you’re in for a treat the weekend of Nov. 9-11th. Oh, and the event is being held, not exactly in a garage, but we think a warehouse comes close. For more information or to register: http://southbend.startupweekend.org/
[ norvaljohnson.com does set designs, but I’ve seen real garages like this!]
Our SouthBend StartupWeekend “warehouse” is the former AJ Wright building in this short window of availability before new tenants move in to newly named: Interstate 80 Commerce Center, another innovative re-purposing!