2007 Lecture Series

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 College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET), the lectures take place on the Berkeley campus Tuesday evenings. Speakers from 2007 included:

John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and Alfred Lin, CFO/COO of Zappos

John Hanke, Director, Google Earth & Maps

Sabeer Bhatia, Co-founder Hotmail, Nanocity and Jaxtr

Greg Gianforte, CEO, and founder, Right Now Technologies (sold to Oracle)


Ann Winblad, Co-founder Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Author of Object-Oriented Software


Peter Fiske, Founder, Rapt Industries

Hartmut Esslinger, Founder & Designer, Frog Design Inc. and author Advice for Designers


Peter Vlastelica, Founder,YardBarker.com

Ian Sobieski, founder and managing director of Band of Angels


Judy Estrin, founder and CEO, JLabs/Packet Design Management Company, former CTO Cisco Systems and author Closing the Innovation Gap


Titus Brenninkmeijer, Founder,Solgenix, LLC

Stacey Lawson, CET Co-founder & Berkeley Industry Fellow