Cal alum Arjun Dev Arora shares what he thinks is the “x-factor” every entrepreneur should have

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with 500 Startups partner and Cal alum, Arjun Dev Arora.  While Arora is an engineer by training, he developed a keen interest in the business of technology while … Read More

Tech icon Judy Estrin spoke to Berkeley students on the importance of company culture and the evolution of Silicon Valley

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with the iconic Judy Estrin. Known for contribution to the development of Transmission Control Protocol — a system that is critical for the networking in the internet to … Read More

Playground co-founder Matt Hershenson highlights the importance of finding good people to work with before worrying about a good idea

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with founder Matt Hershenson. Known for co-founding Danger, the company responsible for bringing the T-Mobile Sidekick to life, Hershenson has also worked at Apple, Phillips, and Google as … Read More

Mike Olson is Revolutionizing Big Data with Cloudera

This week in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series, students had the privilege to listen to Mike Olson, co-founder and former CEO of Cloudera. Olson is not only a two-time UC Berkeley dropout, but also an accomplished engineer, sales associate, … Read More

Haas Alum and Traveling Spoon Co-Founder Aashi Vel encourages students to pursue ventures that ‘tug at their heart’

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with Cal alum and Traveling Spoon Co-founder Aashi Vel. Since graduating in 2011 with an MBA from the Haas School of Business, Vel and her partner Steph Lawrence … Read More

Berkeley alum and former White House Deputy CTO Ryan Panchadsaram talks to students about civic service and fostering curiosity

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat last week with Cal alumni and Kenneth Priestly Leadership Award recipient Ryan Panchadsaram. Since graduating ten years ago, Panchadsaram’s career has taken him many different places, from working … Read More

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer surprises Cal students with fireside chat, shares leadership insight and career experiences

During the week of Sept.11, students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series had the honor to learn from Marissa Mayer, former Yahoo CEO and longtime executive at Google. Mayer has been at the helm of some of the most successful products Google … Read More

John Hanke: Google Maps and Pokémon Go

This week, students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series had the opportunity to hear a fireside chat with John Hanke—a Cal grad and CEO of Niantic, which produced the wildly popular app Pokémon Go—moderated by Dr. Bjoern Hartmann, EECS … Read More

Amy Herr–Changing the World One Cell at a Time

This week in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series, students had the honor to learn from Amy Herr, the Lester John & Lynne Dewar Lloyd distinguished Professor of BioEngineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Herr was recently recognized with … Read More

Rob Solomon: From Cal Grad to CEO of GoFundMe

This week, students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series had the distinct pleasure of hearing a fireside chat with Rob Solomon—a Cal grad and CEO of GoFundMe—moderated by UC Berkeley’s Chair of Industrial Engineering, Dr. Ken Goldberg. Both incredibly … Read More

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