Pear Dorm

Championing students to build the next wave of category-defining companies 🍐

Student specific programs

We prepare students to build companies alongside the serial entrepreneurs and experienced operators in our portfolio.

Our student programs aim to empower you with the knowledge and network to supercharge your growth. 

Pear Competition

$100K cash to launch

What: $100K uncapped SAFE to launch your start-up. No idea is too early. More than 10 student teams win.

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

When: Spring 2023

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Pear Garage

Top 25 Entrepreneurial Engineering Students

What: Garage is a community for 25 entrepreneurial engineering students to discover meaningful problems and build products to solve them.

Who: Top 25 entrepreneurial engineering students at Stanford.

When: September 2022

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Pear Fellows

VC Apprenticeship

What: Apprenticeship in early-stage venture capital. Pear Fellows work directly with Pear’s Investment Partners to learn how we find, pick, and help the best founders.

Who: Students seeking to develop their knowledge and reputation in venture capital. Currently at Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, and Penn.

When: August 2022

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For all entrepreneurs

Our student programs prepare you to build your company. Then when you are ready, you can partner with us through Pear Accelerator or Pear Seed.

You will be joining companies founded by serial entrepreneurs (Guardant, Gusto, Local Kitchens), experienced operators (Vanta, ixlayer, Fam), and students (Doordash, Aurora, Affinity). 
Our team knows what it takes to build something from nothing. We have founded eight companies and partnered early with startups now valued at over $90B. We focus on the journey from idea to series A, and provide early-stage support in Product, Customer, Recruiting, and Fundraising.

Pear Accelerator

Pear Seed

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