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. Launch Pad airs every Wednesday from 7PM-9PM EST (4PM-6PM PST) only on SiriusXM 111.

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  • Airs Wed 7/18 @8PM
    Mark Palatucci Ph.D.

    Co-Founder, Head of Cloud AI & Data Science
    Anki, Inc.

  • Airs Wed 7/18 @7PM
    Adam Saven

    Co-Founder, CEO

  • Past Guest Wed 7/11
    Talal Shamoon

    Chief Executive Officer
    Intertrust Technologies Corporation

  • Past Guest Wed 7/11
    Scott Kubly

    Chief Programs Officer

  • Past Guest Wed 6/27
    Ari Walker

    Integrated Beverage Group

  • Past Guest Wed 6/27
    Sachin Rekhi

    Founder, CEO

  • Past Guest Wed 6/27
    Mark DeSantis


  • Past Guest Wed 6/27
    Gabe Klein

    Co-Founder; Author of "Start-Up City"

  • Past Guest Wed 6/20
    Greg Dubin


  • Past Guest Wed 6/20
    Mike Dee

    Co-Founder and CTO

  • Past Guest Wed 6/20
    Steven Finn


  • Past Guest Wed 6/20
    Jason Cohen

    Founder, CEO
    Analytical Flavor Systems


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.

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