Some of the World’s Greatest Innovations were all started in a Garage

When you think of the uses of a garage, what comes to mind? Do you think of a place to store your car, or the place to store the outdoor toys and holiday decorations? As it turns out, a garage is much more than a shed, it is also a great place to start a company. The humble beginnings of the following four companies prove that great ideas are still great ideas, no matter where they’re started and developed.


Yes, the world’s most famous search engine was actually started in a garage. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, graduates of Stanford University, rented a garage from a friend, in September of 1998.


Apple is another insanely popular international brand, but few people realize that it was started in a California garage by three young men. Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne developed the first Apple computer in 1976 in the garage of Steve Jobs’ parents’ house.

Amazon is a well-known online shopping website that was created in 1994 as an online bookstore by Jeff Bezos. He created the website in his garage in Washington.


Walt and Roy Disney created their first films in their uncle’s garage in 1923. In this small space, the team filmed the Alice Comedies, which would later inspire Disney’s version of Alice in Wonderland

Everything starts as nothing. It’s easy to look at the world’s largest companies and think, “I could never start something like that.” Whether it’s a garage, a basement, or a dorm room, every business has an interesting beginning. It’s not about where you start. It’s where you end up.