We are
looking for
the next generation of

female engineer entrepreneurs

Submit by July 31st at 11:59PM PT

An intimate founder circle of female engineers, guided by successful female founders and leaders.

Eight bi-weekly sessions every Wednesday from August to November

Cathy Polinsky

VP Engineering of Shopify & Former CTO of StitchFix

Padmasree Warrior

CEO of Fable, Former CTO of Cisco. Director at Spotify, Microsoft

Andrea Goldsmith

Princeton Dean of Engineering & Director at Medtronic

Mada Seghete

VP Marketing and Co-Founder of Branch. Pear Founder

Nicole Hu

CTO and Co-Founder of One Concern, Pear Founder

Vivian Shen

CEO and Co-Founder of Juni Learning Pear Founder

Akshaya Dinesh

Co-Founder of Ladder
Pear Founder

Kristen Tedford

Co-Founder of BoldEcho,
30 years of speech coaching

Fireside chats and small group dinners with   visionary female founders and learn from tactical company-building and presence workshops

Mar Hershenson

Managing Partner at Pear VC

Sarah Tavel

General Partner at Benchmark

Sarah Guo

General Partner at Greylock

Gain valuable perspectives from top female General Partners on what they look for

Margarita Golod

Visiting Partner at Pear VC,
Head of Trade Marketing at Houzz

Lucy Zhang

Visiting Partner at Pear VC, 
Founding Engineer at FB Messenger

Ajay Kamat

Partner at Pear VC,
Co-Founder of Wedding Party

Pedram Keyani

Visiting Partner at Pear VC,
Former VP of Engineering of FB and Uber

Learn from Pear Partners on go to market strategy, finding product/market fit, building a team

Kendra & Sarah

Co-founders of Maker Wine
Pear Founders

Elizabeth & Abby

Co-founders of Siren Snacks
Pear Founders

Curated social events like tastings with Maker Winer and Siren Snacks and more.

Who are we looking for?

  • Female or non-binary engineering background
  • Actively working on a startup idea part time outside of work, or full time
  • A few years out of school

How much does it cost?

  • Free! We want to make this community as accessible as possible!
  • We expect individuals to commit ~2 hours every other Wednesday from Aug to Dec and attend all events.

Feel free to reach out with any questions to vivien@pear.vc. We look forward to reviewing your applications!