Derek Belch


Derek Belch is the founder and CEO of STRIVR, a Palo Alto-based company that uses immersive technology to improve human performance. Belch laid the foundation for STRIVR during the 2014 season with the Stanford Cardinal football team when he was an assistant coach for the team while completing a masters degree in VR. His thesis project was exploring virtual reality applied to sports training and he worked with the Cardinal during the season to build and test the technology that is now STRIVR. STRIVR currently works with 25 professional and collegiate sports teams and several Fortune 100 companies, all of whom use VR to improve the performance of their players and employees. Belch holds three degrees from Stanford (BA Communication, MA Journalism, MA Media Studies), as well as an MBA from the University of Southern California. He resides in Menlo Park, CA, with his wife, Amelia, and sons, Preston and Aiden.

Twitter – @strivrlabs

Past Appearances

Work of Tomorrow: November 5, 2018

Host Christian Terwiesch is joined by Ronald Branca (Lead Simulation Operations Specialist, Penn Medicine Simulation Center), Christi Jefferson (Simulation Operations Manager, Penn Medicine Simulation Center), and Derek Belch (CEO, STRIVR) on the Monday, November 5, 2018 edition of Work of Tomorrow.Read More

Air Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

Wharton Moneyball: February 7, 2018

Hosts Shane Jensen, Adi Wyner, and Eric Bradlow are joined by Oliver Miller-Farrell (Business Development Director, North America, Perform Group Organization) and Derek Belch (CEO, STRIVR) on the Wednesday, February 7, 2018 edition of Wharton Moneyball.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Innovation Navigation: August 15, 2017

Host David Robertson is joined by Nelo Lucich (CEO, Skyrocket) and Derek Belch (CEO, STRIVR) on the Tuesday, August 15, 2017 edition of Innovation Navigation.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017


On Wharton Business Radio

Launch Pad: March 27, 2019 Episode Featured ImageLaunch Pad: March 27, 2019

Host Karl Ulrich is joined by Matthew Wadiak (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cooks Venture), Satoshi Sugie (Co-founder and CEO, WHILL, Inc.), Isaac Oates (Founder, CEO, Justworks), and Derek Belch (CEO, STRIVR) on the Wednesday, March 27, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.

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