We cultivate a vibrant community of founders who help each other grow.

At Pear, we identify and partner with aspiring founders early on in their entrepreneurial journeys. As a result, we dedicate much of our time towards building a dynamic community–be it through our Speaker Series, Hackathons, Pitch Nights, CEO Dinners, Workshops, or Networking Events.

We further work towards empowering founders through building each of their personal networks–with one another, with our Operating Partners, and with the broader tech community. We have deep networks in Silicon Valley, and pride ourselves on our ability to connect founders with people that can help them achieve their ambitions.

Speakers & Workshops

We invite Silicon Valley superstars who have emerged as domain and industry experts to join us in intimate settings where they share their knowledge. We also host workshops, seminars and other learning opportunities for founders eager to enhance their skills. Great entrepreneurs never stop learning!

Social Events

Our commitment to building a deep relationship with each of our founders includes getting to know their families and backgrounds. We consider each founder a member of the Pear family. Our events include fun networking opportunities such as happy hours, game nights, Napa trips, cruises around San Francisco Bay, brunches, our annual Food Truck Block Party, and many others.

CEO Dinners

Our small and intimate CEO dinner series provides our portfolio CEOs with opportunities to learn what it takes to become great leaders in their industries. These workshop-style dinners are led by leading veteran CEOs in our network and provide valuable and unique insights and lessons from incredible companies.

Hackathons

We invite top talent from across the country to solve real world problems in an intense, innovative and fun environment that fosters team formation and impactful solutions.

Events

February

12

Pear Pitch Night w/ UC Berkeley
6:30 pm
@
Berkeley

December

10

Founder Holiday Party
6:00 pm
@
WineWorks

November

21

Pear PM Pitch Night
6:00 pm
@
Heap

November

19

Pear Pitch Night w/ GSB
7:00 pm
@
Pear

November

14

Fireside Chat w/ Stanley Tang
6:30 pm
@
Stanford

September

24

Pear Demo Day
2:00 pm
@
Filoli

September

3

Marketing w/ $0 - Mada Seghete
6:00 pm
@

August

30

VC Talk w/ Alfred Lin (Partner, Sequoia Capital)
3:00 pm
@
Pear VC

August

14

VC Talk w/ Jeff Housenbold (Partner, SoftBank)
3:00 pm
@
Pear VC

August

5

Engineering & Recruiting w/ Pedram Keyani (Director of Engineering, Uber)
3:00 pm
@
Pear VC

July

30

VC Talk w/ Jeff Jordan (General Partner, Andreessen Horrowitz)
5:00 pm
@
Pear VC
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