Pear Competition

$25K cash to launch your startup

Applications open in January 2020


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

Each of the winning teams will receive:

  • $25K cash through an uncapped note on founder-friendly terms and no strings attached. 

  • Preferential access to Pear Accelerator. Skipping to final interviews.

Who should apply

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

We host six separate competitions for six campuses, and there are usually multiple winning teams in each. The six campuses are GSB, Stanford Engineering, HBS, Penn, MIT, and UC Berkeley.

When to apply

Applications open in January and close in early March.

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