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 Garage

Currently at Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, and MIT

Pear Garage is our program for top engineering students across the Bay Area and Boston. We provide 20 students $10k in investment alongside workshops, dinners, credits, talks, and a community of world-class peers.

Our next cohort kicks off Fall 2023. Applications are currently open.

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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.

Our next cohort kicks off Fall 2023. Applications currently open.

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Pear Competition

Receive up to $100K to launch your startup

No idea is too early. Apply and receive actionable feedback alongside the opportunity to win up to $100K and work closely with the Pear team.

When: Applications will re-open in Spring 2024.

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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