This lecture series recognizes the entrepreneurial vision of A. Richard Newton, Dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering from 2000 to 2007, by inviting distinguished innovators to share lessons from their own successes and failures. Hosted by the Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, the lectures take place at UC Berkeley on Tuesday evenings, 5pm – 6:30pm in Sibley Auditorium/Bechtel Hall. Syllabus and course information available on bcourses. See a PDF of speakers – Newton Lecture Series – 3-2

Click here to view speakers from Fall 2015’s Richard Newton Lecture Series

Lectures from Fall 2005 – Spring 2015 can be found on the Newton Lecture Series Archive Page. 




08/30/2016: Orientation with Prof. Iklhaq Sidhu, Founding Director, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology 

09/06/2016: Chris Bregler, academy award-winning scientist, engineer, producer and entrepreneur. Currently senior staff scientist, Google/Alphabet. See lecture. 






09/13/2016: Conversation with Venture Capitalists and noted angel investor, Pejman Nozad and Mar Hershenson, managing partners, Pear, formerly known as Pejman Mar Ventures. 15+ years of early stage startup investments, including Dropbox, Lending Club, Zoosk and Doordash.  See Lecture. 

09/27/2016: Jim Cai, Cal grad and cofounder & CTO, Slyce. Social media management platform partnering with world-class athletes. See lecture.

10/04/2016: No Class – watch the VP Candidate Debates!


10/11/2016: Female Founders Panel – Doreen Bloch, founder and CEO, Poshly; Laura Gomez, founder and CEO, Atipica; and Pauline Shuen, former Cisco exec and founder, Level Chinese, as moderated by Elaine Lin Hering, influence and conflict management expert, Triad Consulting. See lecture


10/18/2016: Film screening of Time to Choose, and subsequent conversation with executive producer, founder of Powerlight, CTO of SunPower, legendary solar entrepreneur and CAL grad, Tom Dinwoodie and Stephen Torres, founder, Sunible and CEO, MyDomino. See lecture.



10/25/2016: Professor Paul Alivisatos, UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor of Research, former Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Director, National Medal of Science winner and cofounder, Nanosys. See Lecture.


11/01/2016: Hugo Giralt Echevarria, founding partner and CEO, Propelland. Strategic design. See lecture. 



11/08/2016: Charvi Shetty, Cal grad, cofounder & CEO, Knox Medical Diagnostics. See Lecture.



11/15/16: Cyril Ebersweiller, founder and managing director,  HAX (HAX Accelerator/HAX Boost/HAX China/HAX Futures)



11/29/2016: John Battelle, Cofounding Editor, Wired Magazine; Owner of Battelle Media; Executive Chairman and Cofounder NewCo Festivals; Founder and Program Chair, Web 2.0 Summit



12/06/2016: Closing Speaker. Heather Hiles, founder and CEO, Pathbrite and Business Insider’s 100 Coolest People in Tech



02/02/2016: Ben Horowitz, cofounder and general partner, Andreessen Horowitz and author, The Hard Thing about Hard Things, in conversation with Michael Franklin, Siebel Professor of Computer Science and Director and Director, AMP Lab, University of California, Berkeley. Venture Capital. Watch Lecture Here. Read about the Lecture Here.




02/09/2016: Ryan Gilbert, cofounder and CEO, Better Finance. Recognized as one of San Francisco’s fastest growing privately held companies. Financial Technology. Watch Lecture Here. Read about lecture here. 




02/23/2016: Dr. Vivienne Ming, cofounder and chairman, Socos and named 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine. Neuroscience, education and software. Watch lecture here. Read about the lecture here. 






03/01/2016: Tim Brady, cofounder, Imagine K12, recently merged with Y-Combinator (Ed Tech). View lecture here.




03/08/2016: Kun Gao, cofounder and CEO, CrunchyRoll, the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. View lecture here. Read more about the lecture here. 




03/15/2016: Jeff Chu, cofounder and CEO, Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc. Hardware and software. Watch lecture here. 







04/05/2016: Andrew Krioukov and Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, cofounders, Building Robotics. Watch here. Read more about the lecture here.

04/12/2016: Founders Panel on big data and media, featuring Vik Singh, cofounder and CEO, Infer (Big Data)  and Razmig Hovaghimian, cofounder & chairman, Viki Inc. (global TV) and cofounder and boardmember, Embrace as moderated by Elaine Lin Hering, influence and conflict management expert, Triad Consulting. Watch here. 

04/19/2016. Note Early Start Time – 4pm – 5:30pm Berkeley Debut Film Screening – CODE:Debugging the Gender Gap, graciously sponsored by Capital One, with subsequent panel discussion, 5:30 – 3:30pm;  featuring Laura I. Gómez, founder and CEO, Atipica and Silicon Valley Latino 40 under 40; Mai Huong Le, search engineering leader, Yahoo!; Robin Hauser Reynolds, director and producer,  CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap; Michele Titolo, lead software engineer, Capital One and advisor, Women Who Code as moderated by Cedric Brown, Chief of Community Engagement, Kapor Center. Link to pre-edited panel discussion.




04/26/2016: Delta Prize Demo Day