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: 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

Launch Pad: January 16, 2019

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Robert Jakobi (Founder and CEO, BOU), Charles Chang (Co-Founder & Advisor, Lubn Inc.), Evan Rosenbaum (Co-Founder/ CPO, Genies Inc), and Andy Fang (Co-founder & CTO, DoorDash) on the Wednesday, January 16, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Launch Pad: December 12, 2018

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Eric Strasser (Co-Founder, COO, Motiv Inc.), Marisa Sharkey (President and Co-Founder, Birdies Slippers), Davis Smith (Founder, CEO, Cotopaxi), Karla Gallardo (Co-Founder, Cuyana), and Shilpa Shah (Co-Founder, Cuyana) on the Wednesday, December 12, 2018 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Launch Pad: December 5, 2018

Hosts Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer are joined by Michael Grillo (Co-Founder and President, Gravity Products), 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), Matt Stephenson (Executive Director & Co-Founder, Code2College), 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, Airspace) 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

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