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. See a PDF of speakers - Newton Lecture Series - 3-2.

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Ikhlaq Sidhu

Founder Director, Sutardja Center

Aug 30, 2016

Chris Bregler

Academy Award-winning senior staff scientist, Google

Sept 6, 2018

peiman nozad

Pejman Nozad

Founding Managing Partner, Pear VC

Sept 13, 2016

Mar Hershenson

Mar Hershenson

Founding Managing Partner, Pear VC

Sept 13, 2016

Jim Cai

Jim Cai

CTO and Cofounder of Slyce

Sept 27, 2016

Doreen Bloch

Doreen Bloch

CEO and Founder of Poshly

Oct 11, 2016

lauran gomez

Laura Gomez

CEO and Founder of Atipica

Oct 11, 2016

pauline shuen

Pauline Shuen

Former Cisco Executive and Founder of Level Chinese

Oct 11, 2016

elaine lin hering

Elaine Lin Hering

Senior Consultant, Triad Consulting

Oct 11, 2016

Tom Dinwoodie

Tom Dinwoodie

CTO and Founder of SunPower Corporation Systems

Oct 18, 2016


Stephen D. Torres, Industry Fellow & Faculty at UC Berkeley, Executive Coach, and Consultant

Stephen Torres

Founder of Sunible and CEO, MyDomino

Oct 18, 2016


Paul Alivisatos

Former UC Berkeley Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Oct 25, 2016

Hugo Giralt Echevarria

Hugo Giralt Echevarria

CEO and Founding Partner, Propelland

Nov 1, 2016


charvi shetty

Charvi Shetty

CEO and Cofounder of Knox Medical Diagnostics

Nov 8, 2016


cyril ebersweiler

Cyril Ebersweiller

Managing director and Founder of HAX Accelerator

Nov 15, 2016


john battelle

John Battelle

CEO and Editor in Chief, NewCo

Nov 29, 2016


Heather Hiles

CEO and Founder of Pathbrite

Dec 6, 2016