Pear GSB

Pear GSB applications are now open until February 12, 2018!

GSB-founded startup? 

$50K investment on an Uncapped note

$200k in Free Resources

 

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.

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WHO SHOULD APPLY

To qualify for Pear GSB, at least one founder must be an MBA 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 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 12, 2018.

We will invite teams for an in-person interview between February 12-February 26, 2018*. Final decisions will be sent out by March 5, 2018.

*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 $50,000 in an uncapped convertible note. We have an option to invest 10% of each round up to and including an equity financing round. 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