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.


Diane Greene

Founder and Former CEO, VMware and boardmember, Google

Christine Tsai

Founding Partner and Managing Director, 500 Startups and Nav Athwal, Founder and CEO, RealtyShares

Jessicah Mah

Co-Founder and CEO, inDinero.com

Premal Buch

CEO, Robin Systems

Dr. Laura Stachel

Co-Founder and Executive Director, We Care Solar. Top 10 CNN Hero

Vineet Nayar

Vineet Nayar, former CEO, HCL Technologies, founder, Sampark Foundation and author, Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down.

Alex Stamos

CSO, Facebook

Ion Stoica

Award-Winning UC Berkeley Professor, EECS; Co-Founder and CEO, Databricks and Co-Founder and CTO, Conviva Networks

Dr. Amit Narayan

Founder and CEO, AutoGrid. 2015 Technology Pioneer Recipient, World Economic Forum

Ching-Yu Hu

Co-Founder Skybox and Head of Skybox Business Operations, Google.  Inc Magazine's 35 Under 35 Entrepreneurs

Delta Prize Demo Day for Sutardja Center Venture Lab

Panel featuring Michael Berelseimer, Founder and Manager Partner, Bee Partners, Patrick Chung, Co-Founder and General Partner Xfund and Victoria, Principal, Cota Capital.