Pear Dorm supports students to build the next wave of category-defining companies.

Pear Dorm is our proposition specifically designed to support students and recent graduates to build companies. We aim to supplement your academic experience with entrepreneurial support.

We provide students with

Over the past 6 years, we have invested in 120+ student founders that have now raised over $700M from Pear and other top-tier investors.

120+

Student Founders

$700M

Capital Raised

$25K cash to launch

What: $25K uncapped note and resources 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. Currently at Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, and Penn.

When: Applications open in January and close in early March.

Founder Bootcamp

What: Garage is a highly-selective community for builders and hackers at Stanford who want to learn the business side of startups. We will provide you with mentorship and resources to find problems and develop world-changing solutions.

Who: Stanford CS and Engineering students who love to build.

When: Applications open at the start of the school year.

VC Bootcamp

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: Applications open at the start of the school year. 

Startup CEO Advisors

What: Pear Consultants apply their professional skills to help startup CEOs tackle their highest priorities. Paid part-time engagement to gain operating experience with leading Pear portfolio companies. 

Who: Business school students seeking to work with and learn from the best founders.

When: Throughout the year.

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