Pear Competition

$25K to launch your student startup

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

Each of the 10+ winning teams will receive:


Six separate competitions for six campuses. At least one winner at each campus, and typically more.


You can apply for Pear Competition and Pear Accelerator through a single application. You do not have to be a winner of Competition to be accepted into the Accelerator.

Who should apply

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

At least one of your team must be a current student at one of the six campuses. More campuses to be added in future.

When to apply

Applications are now open! Early applicants gain priority over limited interview slots.

The application deadline varies by campus:

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