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
Lectures from Fall 2005 – Spring 2015 can be found on the Newton Lecture Series Archive Page.
Victoria Howell, associate instructor, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology @howellvhowell
Ama Marston, global strategy and leadership expert and author, Transformative Resilience
Ikhlaq Sidhu, founding director and chief scientist, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, and IEOR Emerging Industry Professor @IkhlaqSidhu. SEE LECTURE
Cal Grad, Amit Kumar, Accel Partners and cofounder CardSpring (acquired by Twitter). SEE LECTURE
Wednesday February 8th, 5pm
Film Screening of award winning, She Started It, featuring female entrepreneurs.
Alan Amron, entrepreneur and inventor of press-on memo, today known as Post-it note by 3M. Hardware. SEE LECTURE
Cal Grad, David Friedberg , Founder, The Climate Corporation, Founder and Chairman, Metromile & Founder and Chairman, eatsa. Topic: Digital Agriculture. SEE LECTURE
Brienne Ghafourifar & Alston Ghafourifar, co-founders Entefy (featured in She Started It documentary) on Digital Interaction.
March 7th, March 21st, April 4th & April 11th To Be Announced
CAL Student Founders Panel w/ Travis Brashears, Directed Energy; Nathan Jin, Ripe.io; Divy Shrivastava, Paladin Drones; and Sahar Yousef, cognitive research
Cal Grad, Jason Creadore, cofounder, Civil Maps. Artificial Intelligence.SEE LECTURE
Tuesday March 21st, 5pm
Rob Solomon, CEO GoFundMe, COO Groupon and Venture Partner, Accel. Fireside chat with Ken Goldberg, Professor & Chair of IEOR Department.
Amy Herr, Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley and recently recognized with the 2016 Mid-Career Achievement Award from the American Electrophoresis Society (AES). Bioengineering. SEE LECTURE
Cal Grad, John Hanke, founder and CEO, Niantic Labs (creator of Google Maps and Pokemon Go) in conversation with Bjoern Hartmann, associate professor and UC Berkeley Jacobs Institute Director. Digital Mapping and Digital Intelligence.