2009 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 2009 included:

Ted Hoff, Inventor of the Microprocessor, Nr. 12 employee at Intel, Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee and National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipient

Marissa Mayer, VP Search Products and User Experience, Google 

Matt Caspari, Co-Founder, Aurora Biofuels

Maurice Gunderson, Senior Partner, CMEA

Ben Horowitz, Co-founder, Andreesen Horowitz and co-founder Opsware (acquired by Hewlett-Packard)

Charles Giancarlo, Managing Director, Silver Lake.

Roger Sippl, Founder,InformixDistinguished Innovator

Charles Huang, Co-Founder, RedOctane (maker of Guitar Hero)

Amine Haoui, CEO, Sensys Networks


Nat Goldhaber, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures

Mark Rotblat, VP Business Development, TubeMogul

Amine Haoui, CEO, Sensys Networks