Karl Ulrich

Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The Wharton School

Karl T. Ulrich is Vice Dean of  Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the CIBC Professor of Entrepreneurship and e-Commerce at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an appointment as Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His research is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and product development.

He is the co-author of Product Design and Development (5th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2011), a textbook used by a quarter of a million students worldwide. His most recent book is Innovation Tournaments (Harvard Business Press, 2009). He is the winner of many teaching awards, including the Anvil Award, the Miller-Sherrerd Award, and the Excellence in Teaching Award at The Wharton School. At Penn, he co-founded the Weiss Tech House and the Integrated Product Design Program, two institutions fostering innovation in the university community.

In addition to his academic work, Professor Ulrich has led dozens of innovation efforts for medical devices, tools, computer peripherals, food products, web-based services, and sporting goods. As a result of this work, he holds more than 20 patents. Professor Ulrich is a founder of Terrapass Inc. which the New York Timesidentified as one of the most noteworthy ideas of 2005, and he is a designer of the Xootr scooter, which Business Week recognized as one of the 50 coolest products of the 21st Century. Professor Ulrich holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT.

 

Twitter- @ktulrich

Personal Site- http://www.ktulrich.com

Past Appearances

Launch Pad: December 5, 2018

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Claire Tomkins (Founder & CEO, Future Family), Jake Kalick (President/Co-Founder, Made In), Chip Malt (CEO/Co-Founder, Made In), and Julia Cheek (Founder and CEO, EverlyWell) on the Wednesday, December 5, 2018 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Launch Pad: November 14, 2018

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Aman Advani (CEO & Co-Founder, Ministry of Supply), Greg Lambrecht (Founder, Coravin), and Rel Lavizzo-Mourey (Founder & Designer, Silver Lining Bespoke) on the Wednesday, November 14, 2018 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Launch Pad: November 7, 2018

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Tim Chang (Partner, Mayfield) and Erik Moore (Founder, Base Ventures) on the Wednesday, November 7, 2018 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Launch Pad: October 24, 2018

Host Rob Coneybeer is joined by Jaz Banga (CEO, Defense Labs) and Karl Ulrich (Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, October 24, 2018 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Launch Pad: October 17, 2018

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Yuja Chang (Co-founder, Aira), Jeff Wilson (Founder & Professor, Kasita), Yunha Kim (Founder & CEO, Simple Habit), and Jason Nazar (Co-Founder, CEO, Comparably) on the Wednesday, October 17, 2018 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Launch Pad: September 26, 2018

Host Karl Ulrich is joined by Rebecca Chou (CEO, Yummy Bazaar), Anna Simpson (Co-founer and Chief Product Officer, Lia Diagnostics), Bethany Edwards (Co-founder and CEO, LIA Diagnostics, Inc.), Jeff Marrazzo (Co-Founder, CEO, Spark Therapeutics), and Karthik Sridharan (Co-Founder and CEO, Kinnek) on the Wednesday, September 26, 2018 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Launch Pad: September 19, 2018

Host Karl Ulrich is joined by Travis Katz (Co-Founder, CEO, Trip.com), Chris Williams (Founder and CEO, pocket.watch), Mike Huang (CEO, Co-Founder, Glow), and Jim Brady (CEO & Founder, Spirited Media) on the Wednesday, September 19, 2018 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Launch Pad: August 22, 2018

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Zach Bogue (Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Data Collective) and Terry Doyle (CEO, EZ Robot) on the Wednesday, August 22, 2018 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Launch Pad: July 18, 2018

Host Karl Ulrich is joined by Deepa Gandhi (Founder; Chief Operating Officer, Dagne Dover), Nona Lim (Founder, Nona Lim), Benjamin Schmidt (Co-Founder; Chief Technology Officer, RoadBotics), and Mark Palatucci Ph.D. (Co-Founder, Head of Cloud AI & Data Science, Anki, Inc.) on the Wednesday, July 18, 2018 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Launch Pad: July 11, 2018

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Talal Shamoon (Chief Executive Officer, Intertrust Technologies Corporation) and Scott Kubly (Chief Programs Officer, Lime) on the Wednesday, July 11, 2018 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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