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.


Jim Cavalieri

Office of Chairman and Co-CEO, Salesforce

January 28, 2020

Victoria Howell

Associate Instructor

January 4, 2020

Sean Foote

Cofounder and managing director, Co=Creation=Capital (early stage) and Cosmopolitan Capital (mid stage)

Feb 11, 2020

Surbhi Sarna

Cal grad, founder, nVision medical device company dedicated to filling the void in women's health innovation. Acquired by Boston Scientific for $275M.

Feb 18, 2020

Shilpa Shah

Cal grad, cofounder, Cuyana. Retail brand recently in the news with Meghan Markle and their $30M fundraising round.

Feb 25, 2020

Rebecca Lynn

Cal grad, cofounder/partner, Canvas Ventures in conversation with Scott Kucirek

March 3, 2020

Scott Kucirek

CEO OCHO Candy inc and founder, zipRealty Inc. (ZIPR NASDAQ) in conversation with Rebecca Lynn

March 3, 2020

Daniel Mouen-Makoua

Cal grad, global investor and I-House Alumni of the year (’13)

March 10, 2020

Jerry Luk

Cal Grad, Jerry Luk, creator LinkedIn mobile, cofounder Edmodo and cofounder, Firework, fastest growing video platform

March 14, 2020

Marilee Shaffer

“Food & Wine”, Cal grad, Marilee Shaffer, cofounder, Urban Legend Winery in conversation with Brian Spears

March 17, 2020

Brian Spears

Brian Spears, cofounder, New Age Meats in conversation with Marilee Shaffer

March 17, 2020


Spring Break

No Class

March 24, 2020

Tracy Young

Cofounder, PlanGrid, construction productivity company recently acquired by Autodesk for $875M

March 31, 2020

Richard Din

Cal grad, cofounder, Caviar, shared economy delivery service

April 21, 2020


Michael Seibel

CEO, Y-Combinator and
founder, co-founder of two startups
Justin.tv/Twitch and Socialcam


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

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