Have a great idea for a new product? Starting a business for the first time? Learn the ins and outs of raising the money you need and making the connections that count. Broadcasting from Wharton’s San Francisco, in the heart of the venture capital world, hosts Professor Karl Ulrich and Rob Coneybeer, both successful entrepreneurs, will share their secrets and interview the best in the business.

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  • Past Guest Wed 3/22
    Bethanie Maples

    Entrepreneur and Advisor

  • Past Guest Wed 3/22
    Alex Salkever

    Vice President of Marketing Communications

  • Past Guest Wed 3/22
    Neil Grimmer

    Co-founder and Chairman, Plum Organics; Founder and CEO, Habit, Inc.
    Plum Organics; Habits, Inc.

  • Past Guest Wed 3/22
    Mattias Lepp

    CEO and Founder
    Click & Grow

  • Past Guest Wed 3/15
    Brad Hargreaves

    Founder, CEO

  • Past Guest Wed 3/15
    Trina Spear

    Co-Founder, President

  • Past Guest Wed 3/15
    Nat Turner

    Flatiron Health

  • Past Guest Wed 3/15
    Uma Valeti

    Co-Founder, CEO
    Memphis Meats

  • Past Guest Wed 3/8
    Lisa Donohue

    Founder and Owner
    Mimis Confitures

  • Past Guest Wed 3/8
    Aaron Forth

    Strava Inc.

  • Past Guest Wed 3/8
    Bob Tinker

    Former Founding CEO of the mobile-security-company, MobileIron

  • Past Guest Wed 3/1
    Howard Hartenbaum

    General Partner
    August Capital


Karl UlrichKarl Ulrich

Professor Karl Ulrich, Wharton's Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, holds more than 20 patents for medical devices, tools, food products, sporting goods, and more. Ulrich’s expertise is in innovation, entrepreneurship, and product development. He is the co-founder of the Weiss Tech House and the Integrated Design Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Ulrich’s Xootr scooter was recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the coolest products of the 21st Century.

Rob ConeybeerRob Coneybeer

Rob Coneybeer is a managing director and co-founder of Shasta Ventures, an early-stage venture fund in Silicon Valley. He started his career as an aerospace engineer and automotive engine tester before earning his Wharton MBA. Now Coneybeer works with entrepreneurs who are creating disruptive new approaches to mobile and networked devices, as well as technology applications that leverage novel infrastructure technologies in creative ways. His current companies include Nest, Mocana, and Relay Rides.

3/8/17 Bob Tinker on Launch Pad

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