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Pear Speaker Series

a series of remote talks

Pear Startup Success Workshops

Upcoming Speakers

Armando Mann

Early-Stage Sales

April 1, 2020

4:30 pm

PST on  Zoom

Armando Mann, angel investor, B2B sales exec @ Salesforce, Dropbox, Google, HBS alumnus, will share strategies around:

  • Getting your first customers
  • Building the sales team
  • How to drive account expansion

Early-Stage Sales

Armando Mann

April 1, 2020

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Mada Seghete

Marketing With $0

April 13, 2020

4:30 pm

PST on  Zoom

Mada Seghete, Co-Founder & Head of Strategy/Market Development at Branch, will talk about:

  • How to get scrappy on a tight marketing budget
  • How to establish a healthy marketing strategy
  • How to get creative with building an online presence

Marketing With $0

Mada Seghete

April 13, 2020

PST

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Pedram Keyani

Building Your Engineering Team

April 20, 2020

4:00 pm

PST on  Zoom

Pedram Keyani, Former Director of Engineering at Uber, will cover:

  • Best recruiting and engineering best practices at an early stage
  • What an ideal founding engineering team looks like
  • Early hiring negotiations

Building Your Engineering Team

Pedram Keyani

April 20, 2020

PST

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Remote PM Pitch Night

April 21, 2020

4:00 pm

PST on  Zoom

Join us for our Remote Pitch Night for Product Managers

  • Pitch your startup idea
  • Get live feedback from top VCs
  • 3 minute pitches – no slides, no deck
  • Judges are partners from Sequoia Capital, Forerunner Ventures, and Pear VC

Remote PM Pitch Night

April 21, 2020

PST

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Matthew Prince

Zero to IPO in a Downturn

April 27, 2020

5:00 pm

PST on  Zoom

Matthew Prince founded CloudFlare after graduating from HBS during the last downturn in 2009, and led the company to IPO in 2019. He will share his experience of:

  • Advice on starting a company during a downturn
  • Maintaining morale through difficult times
  • Evolving as a CEO as your company grows

Zero to IPO in a Downturn

Matthew Prince

April 27, 2020

PST

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Nikhyl Singhal

Building A World Class Product

June 1, 2020

4:00 pm

PST on  Zoom

Nikhyl Singhal, VP of Product at Facebook, will share his view on:

  • What defines a world class product
  • How to approach product market fit
  • How to test a product idea in the early stages

Building A World Class Product

Nikhyl Singhal

June 1, 2020

PST

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Watch Past Speakers

Heidi Roizen, Bob Tinker, and Mahesh Ram

Surviving the Downturn Economy - Lessons from '01 & '08

March 24, 2020

Gain insight on what to expect from customers, investors, acquirers and others from CEOs and Investors who’ve gone through previous downturns. Mar Hershenson, Founding Managing Partner of Pear will moderate a panel discussion with:

Surviving the Downturn Economy - Lessons from '01 & '08

Heidi Roizen, Bob Tinker, and Mahesh Ram

Mar Hershenson

Strategies for Student Entrepreneurs

February 26, 2020

Mar Hershenson, the founding managing partner of Pear VC, speaks to Stanford students about how to beat imposter syndrome and build confidence by learning from failure, facing the hard questions, and always “playing up.”

Strategies for Student Entrepreneurs

Mar Hershenson

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