Pear Dorm

Partnering with students to build the next wave of category-defining companies.

What makes Pear Dorm unique?

Pear has a long history of partnering with students. Our team works hand in hand with both undergraduate and graduate students to accelerate their growth as future builders, investors, and founders.

We prepare students to build extraordinary companies. Our student programs aim to empower you with the knowledge and network to supercharge your growth.

Pear Competition

Win $50K to launch your next startup

No idea is too early. Apply for an opportunity to pitch to Pear VC partners and win a $50K uncapped SAFE. Applicants will also receive a fast track consideration for PearX. 

When: Spring 2025

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Pear Garage

Currently at Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, and MIT

Pear Garage is our program for the to engineering students across the Bay Area. We provide members access to our Pear Studio ecosystem which alongside workshops, dinners, credits, talks, and a community of world-class peers.

Our next cohort kicks off Fall 2024.

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Pear Fellows

Currently at Stanford, Harvard, Penn, Berkeley and MIT

Apprenticeship for students in early-stage venture capital. Pear Fellows work directly with Pear’s Partners to learn how we find, pick, and help the best founders.

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Mar Testimonial

We’re building the program I wish I had as a student founder, building my first company.

Mar Hershenson, Pear Founding Managing Partner