PhD Summit

June 16, 2022


On June 16, 2022, we hosted a half-day gathering of entrepreneurial PhDs and academics. It was a hybrid (in-person and virtual) group of over 150 postdocs, professors, researchers and other PhDs considering a future entrepreneurial journey or actively working on a startup idea.

Throughout the Summit, the attendees were able to learn from a supportive and foundational community, get direct feedback on their startup ideas, and learn about the transition from academia to entrepreneurship from experts like 3x founder Mar Hershenson and Helmy Eltoukhy, CEO and Co-Founder of Guardant Health.

Pear is proud to partner with PhD founders from many schools, including Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Duke, CMU, and more.

We will host similar events in the future, so please reach out to if you’d like to be invited to the next one!