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Pear Competition

$25K to launch your student startup

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What is Pear Competition?

A student startup competition with over 10 winners across 5 campuses.

Each winning team will receive:

You can apply for Pear Competition and Pear Accelerator through a single application. You do not need to win Competition to be accepted into our Accelerator, and vice versa.

Applications for Pear Competition are now closed and will reopen in early 2021. Before then you can email for feedback on your startup idea.

Who should apply?

Students who want to launch their startup and begin a relationship with Pear. 

No idea is too early to be considered. We're seeking dedicated founders with big ambitions.

At least one member of your team must be a current student at a US university.

About Pear

As founders, our team has built eight companies and we share that hands-on experience with the next generation. As investors, we have been fortunate to partner early with companies now valued at over $40B, including Doordash, Branch, Gusto, and Guardant Health.

Our strong belief in student founders is demonstrated by 49% of our portfolio companies being founded by students. Over the past seven years, we have formed a machine to support students who are building the next wave of category-defining companies. You can learn more about how we support founders here.

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