HP Garage. Known as the birthplace of Silicon Valley, the HP Garage is a symbol of innovation and entrepreneurism. Bill Hewlett and David Packard graduated with degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1935. But HP is committed to doing more, particularly by fostering new talent at HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities). College friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard purchased the garage in 1938 as a workspace to develop their own company, and the modest building served as a research lab and a development and manufacturing workshop. Guided by an unwavering desire to When Hewlett and Packard built their first actual offices in 1943, on 395 Page Mill Road, the 10,0000-sq.-ft. building had no internal walls — like their first garage. HP introduces the HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web. But the HP Garage is now known as the "birthplace of Silicon Valley," in large part because of the many tech companies that spun off of HP. The HP Garage is a private museum where the company Hewlett-Packard (HP) was founded. … HP’s 12-member Board of Directors is 42% women and 58% racial minorities, making it one of the most diverse in the United States. A Craftsman drill press for the garage (HP’s first piece of equipment — carried cross-country from Schenectady to Palo Alto in the rumble seat of Dave’s 1936 Chevrolet; A large dining room table and working upright typewriter, like the one Lucile described where she typed and kept company books; The original HP garage in Palo Alto is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as “The Birthplace of Silicon Valley.” 2010. The garage is the original open space. The company originated in a garage in nearby Palo Alto during a fellowship they had with past professor Frederick Terman at Stanford during the Great Depression.They considered Terman a mentor in forming Hewlett-Packard. HP achieves its goal of recycling 1 billion pounds of hardware. It was in this humble 12x18-foot building that college friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard pursued the dream of a company of their own. Stanford University, the HP Garage stands today as the enduring symbol of innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit.