Launch Pad

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 Karl Ulrich, Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Wharton School, and Rob Coneybeer (WG’96), Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Shasta Ventures, both successful entrepreneurs, will share their secrets and interview the best in the business. Launch Pad airs every Wednesday from 7PM-9PM Eastern (4PM-6PM Pacific) only on SiriusXM 132. We’d love to take your calls at 1-844-WHARTON (1-844-942-7866).

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Show Airs: Wednesdays • 7:00 - 9:00 PM EDT

Featured Episodes

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

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