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Pear Speaker Series

a series of remote talks

Pear Startup Success Workshops

Upcoming Speakers

Mike Ghaffary

Strategic Advantage: Defensibility for Startups

June 30, 2020

4:00 pm

PST on  Zoom

Mike Ghaffary, General Partner at Canvas Ventures, will join us for a talk around Strategic Advantage & Defensibility for Startups.

He will discuss the following:
- The importance of strategic advantage and defensibility
- How to identify your source of defensibility as a founder

Strategic Advantage: Defensibility for Startups

Mike Ghaffary

General Partner at Canvas Ventures

June 30, 2020

PST

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Pouyan Salehi

Effective Outbound Sales

May 26, 2020

Pouyan Salehi, CEO and Co-founder of Scratchpad, will discuss outbound sales and cover the following:

- Why outbound (more than just sales)
- Three key components to effective outbound strategy
- Tactical tips

Effective Outbound Sales

Pouyan Salehi

Dennis Woodside

Scaling Disruptive Companies

May 14, 2020

Dennis Woodside, President of Impossible Foods and former COO of Dropbox, is a tech industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience at both startups and major multinationals. During his time at Dropbox, he helped increase global revenue to nearly $1.4 billion and was part of the company’s IPO in early 2018.

Join us for a fireside chat to learn how Dennis Woodside scales disruptive companies.

Scaling Disruptive Companies

Dennis Woodside

Non-dilutive $ for Startups

May 6, 2020

Learn about SBIR grants and other non-dilutive government funding for early-stage startups, through a discussion panel of founders, investors, and SBIR experts.

On our panel:
- Steve Weinstein, Stanford Lecturer "Hacking for Defense"
- Paige Brown, Founder of Windborne
- Will Dickson, Principal at FedTech

Non-dilutive $ for Startups

Matthew Prince

Zero to IPO in a Downturn

April 27, 2020

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

Mada Seghete

Marketing With $0

April 13, 2020

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

Armando Mann

Early-Stage Sales

April 1, 2020

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

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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