2008 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 2008 included:

Tom Byers, Founder and Faculty Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program


Ram Shriram, founder, Sherpalo Ventures and early Google investor


Mike Horton, CEO and co-founder, Crossbow


Mitchell Kapor, CEO and co-founder, Lotus Development Corp., founding chairman, Mozilla Foundation


Dean Drako, founder and Board of Directors at Barracuda Networks


Charles Huang, co-founder Red Octane and Green Throttle Games


Bambi Francisco, Founder,Vator.tvhttp://youtu.be/StZGx-l9RLg

James Hong, Founder, Hot or Not. http://youtu.be/uagKWIEffq8

Will Price, CEO, Widgetbox