Meet entrepreneurs and learn the secrets to their startup success on Launch Pad, brought to you by Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship and hosted by Karl Ulrich, Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Wharton School, Rob Coneybeer, Co-founder & Managing Director of Shasta Ventures, and more. Launch Pad was originally broadcast on SiriusXM Channel 132, Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School. Launch Pad from The Wharton School is not associated with Blackstone LaunchPad.
Karl T. Ulrich is Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an appointment as Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He leads Wharton's San Francisco campus and the Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship programs. His research is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and product development. At Penn, he co-founded the Weiss Tech House and the Integrated Product Design Program, two institutions fostering innovation in the university community.
Rob is a founder of Shasta Ventures and a 22-year veteran of the Silicon Valley venture capital industry. At Shasta Ventures, Rob focuses on investing in emerging platforms – Robotics, Space, the Connected Home and AR/VR. His investments include Nest (acquired by Google), Eero, Fetch Robotics, Turo and Vector Space Systems. He also holds an MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was named a Palmer Scholar.