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Indebted to the Pioneers: How the Need for Innovation Sparked the Birth of the Tech Industry

[Part Two of a Two-Part Series. Part One here.] Successful startups often emphasize their grassroots aspects. In part one of this series, we talked about the origins of startup culture and the DIY attitude that is prevalent in the tech industry. But there’s more to modern startup culture than that. Today, it is in many…

The Origins of Startup Culture: How the Early Success Stories Shaped the Modern State of the Tech Industry

[Part One of a Two-Part Series] In the late 1930s, two Stanford students, William Hewlett and David Packard, were inspired by their professor’s plea to turn the Bay Area into the national capital of high tech. Operating out of the cheapest property they could find — a garage in suburban Palo Alto, they started a…

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