Pear GSB

 

Pear GSB 2019 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, priority access to Pear workshops / speaker series / social events, and free resources to help launch your startup while you’re still at the GSB or MSx.

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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

Pear GSB 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 March 1, 2019.

We will invite teams for an in-person interview (rolling interviews) between March 4-March 15*. Final decisions will be sent out by the first week of April.

*First round interviews will be conducted at the Stanford GSB. Final round interviews will be held at our Pear HQ.

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. Teams will continue to have access to Pear resources and will be eligible for additional funding.

Priority access

The selected companies will receive priority access to Pear workshops, speaker series, and social events alongside Pear portfolio companies.

Resources

Admitted applicants will have 24/7 access to Pear’s office space in downtown Palo Alto. They will also have access to all of Pear’s partner discounts worth over $250K (AWS, Rackspace, Google Cloud, and FbStart credits, free legal hours with the major law firms, discounted use of Braintree, Hubspot and much more!), our Pear Consulting platform, and hiring job board.


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