Recapping 2023 SF and LA Tech Weeks

June 23, 2023

Sales & Marketing


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San Francisco and Los Angeles Tech Weeks are now complete, and we were excited to be a part of the celebration again this year! We hosted four events this year. Thank you to the founders and entrepreneurs who joined us at our events. Here’s a quick recap of our Tech Week events:

Hiring your first engineer

To kick us off, Pear’s Talent Partner Matt led a presentation and discussion on hiring your first engineer. Matt shared the strategy and process behind what hiring looks like for a first time founder – sharing advice and insight on timing, what to look for, and how to attract, find, assess and close your first hire. 

Enterprise opportunities in generative AI 

We pushed the capacity limits in our quaint SF office with nearly 100 guests for our Generative AI talk, led by Aparna. She presented on the latest trends, technologies, and applications in generative AI, specifically as it pertains to early founders. 

The Gusto founding story

For our final SF Tech Week event, Pear’s Founding Managing Partner, Pejman, sat down with Gusto’s CEO and Co-founder, Josh Reeves. They discussed the journey building Gusto from the ground up into a platform for 300,000+ businesses that is worth $10B today. Josh’s biggest piece of advice is to always focus on the customer first and foremost. 

What Apple Reality Pro means for XR

Last week we moved south for LA Tech Week, where Pear’s Partner Keith held a discussion in sunny Santa Monica exploring Apple Reality Pro and the ripple effects it will have on XR. It was great to meet so many XR founders, builders, and enthusiasts of the space!

Thanks to all who joined us for SF and LA Tech Weeks. We are so grateful to our community near and far! 

Looking to connect with someone from the Pear team? Head over to our team page and feel free to reach out, we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to join us at a future event, keep an eye on our events page