Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard became friends at Stanford University before forming a two-person company in a rented garage

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard became friends at Stanford University before forming a two-person company in a rented garage, the original Silicon Valley startup. Hewlett Packard was first launched in a Palo Alto garage, working with limited resources. The pair created a series of products starting with audio oscillators used by sound engineers sometimes using the Packard family oven to put on finishing touches. Their efforts impressed Walt Disney Studios, one of their early customers, and set the course for a legacy of innovation and leadership. Two men with a vision and a spare garage produced the success story of American technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Bill and Dave’s success transformed the landscape and the culture of the area of San Jose California.