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: March 27, 2019

Hosts Rob Coneybeer and Karl Ulrich are joined by Satoshi Sugie (Co-founder and CEO, WHILL, Inc.) and Cindy Eckert (Founder & CEO, The Pink Ceiling, Sprout Pharmaceuticals) on the Wednesday, March 27, 2019 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Launch Pad: March 13, 2019

Hosts Rob Coneybeer and Karl Ulrich 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 Rob Coneybeer and Karl Ulrich 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 Rob Coneybeer and Karl Ulrich 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 Rob Coneybeer and Karl Ulrich are joined by Eric Strasser (Co-Founder, COO, Motiv Inc.), Marisa Sharkey (President and Co-Founder, Birdies Slippers), Davis Smith (Founder, CEO, Cotopaxi), Shilpa Shah (Co-Founder, Cuyana), and Karla Gallardo (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 Rob Coneybeer and Karl Ulrich 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 Rob Coneybeer and Karl Ulrich 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 Rob Coneybeer and Karl Ulrich 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

Launch Pad: October 17, 2018

Hosts Rob Coneybeer and Karl Ulrich are joined by Yuja Chang (Co-founder, Aira), Jeff Wilson (Founder & Professor, Kasita), Yunha Kim (Founder & CEO, Simple Habit), and Jason Nazar (Co-Founder, CEO, Comparably) on the Wednesday, October 17, 2018 edition of Launch Pad.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018