Fall 2015 Series

YokyJohn Doerr    ramona-pierson

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.

Fall 2015 Lecture Series Speakers

diane_greene109.15 Diane Greene, founder and former CEO, VMware and boardmember, Google. Video Link to Lecture.

alex stamos09.22 Alex Stamos, CSO, Facebook. Video Link to Lecture.

headshot_christine-tsai10.06 Christine Tsai, founding partner and managing director, 500 Startups and Nav Athwal, founder and CEO, RealtyShares. Video Link to Lecture.

Ian10.20 Ion Stoica, award-winning UC Berkeley Professor, EECS; co-founder and CEO, Databricks and co-founder and CTO, Conviva Networks. Video Link to Lecture.

jesssica10.27 Jessicah Mah, cofounder and CEO, inDinero.com. Video Link to Lecture. 

narayan11.03  Dr. Amit Narayan, founder and CEO, AutoGrid.  2015 Technology Pioneer Recipient, World Economic Forum. Video Link to Lecture.

altera11.10 at 5pm  Premal Buch, CEO, Robin Systems. Video Link to Lecture.

chingyu11.10  at 3:30pm (Limited Invite Event) Ching-Yu Hu, cofounder Skybox and Head of Skybox Business Operations, Google.  Inc Magazine’s 35 Under 35 Entrepreneurs

stachel11.17 Dr. Laura Stachel, cofounder and executive director, We Care Solar. Top 10 CNN . Hero. Video Link to Lecture.


12.1 Delta Prize Demo Day for Sutardja Center Venture Lab businesses, with VC Panel Discussion. Video Link to Event including VC Panel with Michael Berelseimer, founder and managing partner, Bee Partners, Patrick Chung, cofounder and general partner Xfund and Victoria Liang, principal, Cota Capital. Video Link to Event.


vineet-nayar112.3 Vineet Nayar, former CEO, HCL Technologies, founder, Sampark Foundation and author, Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down. Video Link to Lecture and Learning Exercise. 


Past Speakers

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Fall 2012

Fall 2011

Fall 2010

Fall 2009

Fall 2008

Fall 2007

Fall 2006

Fall 2005