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: June 12, 2019

Host Karl Ulrich is joined by Jordan DeCicco (Founder, Super Coffee), Luke Saunders (CEO & Founder, Farmer’s Fridge), Seth Berger (Managing Director; Founder and Former CEO of AND1, Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball), and Dilip Goswami (Co-Founder and CEO, Molekule) on the Wednesday, June 12, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Launch Pad: May 15, 2019

Host Karl Ulrich is joined by Ty Haney (Founder and CEO, Outdoor Voices), Steve Polsky (Founder and CEO, Juvo), and Ben Nelson (Founder, Chairman and CEO, Minerva Project) on the Wednesday, May 15, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Launch Pad: May 8, 2019

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Brett Hurt (Co-Founder, CEO, data.world) on the Wednesday, May 8, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Launch Pad: May 1, 2019

Host Karl Ulrich is joined by Ryan Bethencourt (Co-Founder, CEO, Wild Earth), Bill Glaser (CEO and Co-Founder, Outstanding Foods), Maddy Moelis (Co-founder, Great Jones), and Brynn Putnam (Founder, CEO, MIRROR) on the Wednesday, May 1, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Launch Pad: April 24, 2019

Host Karl Ulrich is joined by Anthony Scarpone-Lambert (Founder, Text-911), Connor Sendel (Co-Founder, Aerate), Ashwin Kishen (Co-Founder, Aerate), Katherine Sizov (Founder, CEO, Strella Biotech), Rooshy Roychoudhury (Founder and CEO, aavrani), and Justin Silver (Co-Founder and President, aavrani) on the Wednesday, April 24, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Launch Pad: April 10, 2019

Host Karl Ulrich is joined by Serge Saxonov (Co-Founder and CEO, 10x Genomics), Phil Valtairo (Co-Founder, CEO, Fuelster), and Alan Frost (Founder and CEO, FlavaNaturals) on the Wednesday, April 10, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Launch 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.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Launch Pad: March 20, 2019

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Patrick Ennis (Chief Technology Officer, Xinova) and Tyler Davidson (CEO, Element Data) on the Wednesday, March 20, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Launch Pad: March 13, 2019

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Alexander Schuth (Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Denali Therapeutics), Ryan Sim ( Co-founder/Managing Director, We The People), and Michael Farid (CEO & Co-Founder, Spyce) on the Wednesday, March 13, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Launch Pad: January 30, 2019

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Jon Carter (Chief Executive Officer, Snap Kitchen), James Bell (Director, Corporate Communications and Social Media, Kia Motors America), Luis Perez (CEO, Remoov), and Deepak Sekar (Founder and CEO, Chowbotics) on the Wednesday, January 30, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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On Wharton Business Radio

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Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Robert Meyerson (Founder; Former President of Blue Origin, Delalune Space) on the Wednesday, June 26, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.

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