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.

Spring Lecture Series Speakers





Orientation with Prof. Iklhaq Sidhu, founding director, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology 








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. see lecture.








Ryan Gilbert, cofounder and CEO, Better Finance. Recognized as one of San Francisco’s fastest growing privately held companies. Financial Technology. See lecture.








Dr. Vivienne Ming, cofounder and chairman, Socos and named 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine. Neuroscience, education and software.








Geoff Ralston


Tim Brady, cofounders, Imagine K12, recently merged with Y-Combinator (Ed Tech)








Kun Gao, cofounder and CEO, CrunchRoll, the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Media.









Jeff Chu, cofounder and CEO, Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc. Hardware and software.




















Founders Panel on clean tech, big data and media, featuring…


Lisa Dyson, founder and CEO, Kiverdi. (Cleantech)

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







Berkeley Debut Film Screening

CODE:Debugging the Gender Gap, graciously sponsored by Capital One,

with subsequent panel discussion featuring

Laura I. Gómez, founder and CEO, Atipica and Silicon Valley Latin0 40 under 40

Mai Huong Le, search engineering leader, Yahoo!

Michele Titolo, lead software engineer, Capital One and advisor, Women Who Code

Robin Hauser Reynolds, director and producer,  CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap









Delta Prize Demo Day










Past Speakers

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Fall 2012

Fall 2011

Fall 2010

Fall 2009

Fall 2008

Fall 2007

Fall 2006

Fall 2005