Pear UPenn

Pear UPenn applications are now open!

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

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WHO SHOULD APPLY

To qualify for Pear UPenn, at least one founder must be student at UPenn. Teams and solo founders are welcome to apply.

 

HOW PEAR UPENN WORKS

The Pear UPenn program provides an opportunity for incredibly talented UPenn 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 interviews (rolling interviews) between March 4-March 29*. Final decisions will be sent out by the first week of April.

*First round interviews will be conducted over video. Final round interviews will be held at UPenn.


WHAT PEAR UPENN 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 Operating Partners

Pear Ventures Operating Partners are committed to bringing their thought leadership and domain expertise to all of the teams in Pear UPenn. We selected our Operational Partners based on their passions. They have all committed to making themselves available whenever a member of our community needs to lean on their expertise.