A. Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator 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 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. Here is a Promotional Flyer.


Mehdi Maghsoodnia

Founder of Combustion Ventures; serial entrepreneur

Auren Hoffman

CEO, LiveRamp

Ramona Pierson

Co-Founder & CEO, Declara

Juan Pablo Dellarroquelle

VP, Engineering at Medallia (recently received $ 50 million in funding from Sequoia Ventures).

Margret Schmidt


Jeff Rothschild

Infrastructure Software VP, Facebook

Yoky Matsuoka

CTO, Nest

Jun Wu

Senior Staff Research Scientist of Google and ex-VP of Tencent Technologies

Nova Spivack

CEO, Bottlenose

Dadi Perlmutter

Former EVP & GM, Intel

11.18 Workshop “Should I Become and Entrepreneur”, lead be Roberto Zicari, Visiting Scholar and Director, Goethe Unibator, Goethe University, Frankfurt