Pear GSB

Pear GSB 2018 applications are now closed! Thank you to all who applied.

GSB or MSx-founded startup? 

$25K investment on an Uncapped note

$200k in Free Resources

NO IDEA IS TOO EARLY TO APPLY

 

Apply to join the exclusive Pear GSB, which provides you with access to funding, mentorship, and free resources to help launch your startup while you’re still at the GSB or MSx.

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GSB Pear-Backed Companies:

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY

To qualify for Pear GSB, at least one founder must be an MBA or MSx student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). Teams and solo founders are welcome to apply.

 

HOW PEAR GSB WORKS

The Pear GSB program provides an opportunity for incredibly talented GSB or MSx entrepreneurs to launch their startups in Silicon Valley. We look to accept teams which are committed and passionate about building their specific startup concept.

The application deadline is February 25, 2019.

We will invite teams for an in-person interview between February 25-March 5, 2019*. Final decisions will be sent out by March 16, 2019.

*Dates are subject to change depending on the volume of applications.

Bryan Solar, GSB '15, pitching to investors


 Read the Stanford GSB  case study  on Pear Ventures

Read the Stanford GSB case study on Pear Ventures


WHAT PEAR GSB OFFERS

Funding

Each team will receive $25,000 in an uncapped convertible note. Upon completion of the program, teams will continue to have access to Pear resources and will be eligible for additional funding.

Mentorship

The chosen companies will work with the Pear investment and operating team. In addition to regular check-ins with Pear partners, we will host office hours with our extended network. Check out the full list of our operating partners here.

Resources

Admitted applicants will have 24/7 access to Pear’s office space in downtown Palo Alto throughout the program. They will also have access to all of Pear’s partner discounts worth over $200K (AWS, Rackspace, Google Cloud, and FbStart credits, free legal hours with the major law firms, discounted use of Braintree, Hubspot and much more!), our internal networking platform, as well as events, workshops and our speaker series.


Our GSB Mentors

   Bob Tinker    Co-founder, MobileIron  GSB

Bob Tinker

Co-founder, MobileIron

GSB

   Yan-David Erlich    Founder, Parsable  GSB '05

Yan-David Erlich

Founder, Parsable

GSB '05

   Mada Seghete    Co-founder, Branch  GSB '14

Mada Seghete

Co-founder, Branch

GSB '14

   Razmig Hovaghimian    CEO, Hoodline  GSB '07

Razmig Hovaghimian

CEO, Hoodline

GSB '07