Pear HBS

Pear HBS applications are now closed! Thank you to all who applied!

HBS-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 HBS, which provides you with access to funding, mentorship, and free resources to help launch your startup while you’re still at the HBS. No idea is too early to apply!

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WHO SHOULD APPLY

To qualify for Pear HBS, at least one founder must be an MBA student at the Harvard Business School (HBS). Teams and solo founders are welcome to apply.

 

HOW PEAR HBS WORKS

The Pear HBS program provides an opportunity for incredibly talented HBS 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 28, 2018.

We will invite teams for an in-person interview between March 2-March 3, 2018*. Final decisions will be sent out by March 16, 2018.

*Interviews will be held at HBS.


WHAT PEAR HBS 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 Mentors

   Kevin Nazemi    Co-founder, Renew. Prev. Co-CEO, Oscar Insurance  HBS '10

Kevin Nazemi

Co-founder, Renew. Prev. Co-CEO, Oscar Insurance

HBS '10

   C  ynthia Samanian    Founder, Confetti Kitchen  HBS '12

Cynthia Samanian

Founder, Confetti Kitchen

HBS '12

   Yasi Baiani    Head of Product Management (Software Experiences), Fitbit  HBS '13

Yasi Baiani

Head of Product Management (Software Experiences), Fitbit

HBS '13

   Austin Oehlerking    Co-founder & CEO, Boxbot  HBS '16

Austin Oehlerking

Co-founder & CEO, Boxbot

HBS '16