Pear Garage is our program for top engineering students across the Bay Area and Boston. We provide 20 students & teams $10k in investment alongside dinners, workshops, credits, talks, and a community of world-class peers.
The program started in 2013, when two students came to Pejman and Mar with an idea to create a gathering space for students interested in entrepreneurship.
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED
Who are we looking for?
- Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, and MIT engineering students (Bachelors, Masters, PhD)
- Builders and founders excited about working on their company or project
- Past experience building and an eagerness to learn
What we provide
Capital, community, and learnings:
Get $10k investment on an uncapped SAFE for any company you start during the program (optional)
Engage in dinners with your cohort, the Pear team, and industry guests where we discuss ideas, trends, and learnings
Workshops & Talks
Attend talks with industry leaders and learn from skill-building workshops on topics including automations, analytics, and design
Access weekly 1-on-1 office hours with the Pear team to get help and feedback on what you’re building
Meet fellow Garage members, attend workshops, and connect with the Pear team at our in-person Venture Summit — flights and accommodation included
Office & Cloud Credits
Work out of our office and access over $100k of curated resources (including AWS, Google Cloud, and Notion)
Pear Garage gave you a community and a network of friends, made it feel like you weren’t alone.
The difference with Pear is that even after several rounds of funding, they continue to work with us and add value.
Pear Garage alumni
CEO and Co-Founder of Affinity
Co-Founder/Co-CEO of Affinity
CEO and Co-Founder of FormFunction, Pear Founder
Co-Founder of Nightfall AI
Visiting Partner at Pear VC
Niveditha S. Iyer
Director of Engineering at Flex
Co-Founder/CTO of Pesto