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, 6:30pm - 8pm in Li Ka Shing Auditorium. Syllabus and course information available on bcourses. CLICK HERE to see the past speakers from previous semesters.


January 22, 2019
Victoria Howell

Associate Instructor

January 29, 2019
Yoky Matsuoka

Cal alum; MacArthur Fellow; VP Health at Google and HP Board member; Cofounder of Google X; Former CTO, Nest; Strategic advisor, Fracta


January 29, 2019
Tsu-Jae King Liu

UC Berkeley's Dean of Engineering


February 5, 2019
Olivia Wang

VP, head of US, Zhenfund and Forbes VC 30 Under 30


February 12, 2019
Chris Ategeka

Cal alum, award-winning serial-entrepreneur, engineer, TED Speaker, futurist, pragmatist and optimist. Founder/ CEO, UCOT Inc. [www.helloucot.com]. Forbes 30 Under 30

February 19, 2019
Michelle Meng-Hsiung Kiang

Cal Alum, cofounder and CEO, Chirp Microsystems Inc., acquired by TDK

February 26, 2019
Guest Speaker & Interactive Exercise and Semester Paper/Project Overview
March 5, 2019
Nicole Johnson & Keil Murray

The Power and Secret of Telling Stories for Your New Venture with Nicole Johnson, founder and CEO, NicJohn Media and former Global Head, Hearsay Social in conversation with Kiel Murray, writer and Development Executive, Pixar Animation Studios(notable projects include Cars)

March 12, 2019
Vivienne Ming

Theoretical neuroscientist, technological pioneer, entrepreneur, and chairperson, Socos

March 19, 2019
Alison McCauley

Social scientist, emerging technology consultant and author; Unblocked: How BlockChains will Change Your Business

March 26, 2019
No class for spring break
April 2, 2019
Austin Gilbert

Cal grad and Director of Recruiting, Eaze. Eaze is an online marketplace and technology platform that helps provide legal access to cannabis through safe and convenient delivery. The company recently finished their Series C funding ($65M) with total funding of $165M.

April 9, 2019
Claire Hough

Cal grad and engineering leader at some of the Valley’s most disruptive companies including Netscape, Napster and Udemy . Currently VP, engineering for Apollo GraphQL

April 16, 2019
Shelly Glennon

Partner, Area 120, Google’s experimental start-up incubator

April 23, 2019
Jennifer Doudna

Biochemist, professor, UC Berkeley and creator, CRISPR

April 30, 2019
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Scott Kupor

Managing partner, Andreessen Horowitz and author, Secrets of Sand Hill Road (6/19 release)


INDENG 95 | 195 | 295
Academic Units: 1
Pass/No Pass

For additional questions, please email vhowell@berkeley.edu.