The A. Richard Newton Lecture Series has long been one of SCET’s most important courses for helping to educate and train entrepreneurs at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2005, the Series has hosted some of the world’s most influential founders, innovators and visionaries to tell the story of how they created a disruptive startup,…

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Surbhi Sarna, whose startup nVision Medical was acquired by Boston Scientific for $275 million, shared her journey from “patient to impatient entrepreneur” at SCET’s A. Richard Newton Lecture Series last Tuesday. Sarna’s talk was full of pointed, specific advice for college students and budding entrepreneurs.  At the age of 13, when Sarna experienced the fear…

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Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu (left) interviews Google Health VP Yoky Matsuoka (right) at the Newton Lecture Series on January 29. Photo credit, Daniel Rozenblit.   Yoky Matsuoka is many things — a former aspiring professional tennis player, mother of four kids, and EECS extraordinaire. She’s also the vice president of Google Health and holds more…

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Steven Lam, co-founder of GoGoVan and Sutardja Center alumnus, visited SCET’s Newton Series lectures to share his experience as an entrepreneur. GoGoVan, a company that connects van drivers with customers to transport goods, was valued at $1 billion as of August 2017 — the first “unicorn” startup for Hong Kong and SCET. The company recently raised…

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Kimberlie Le and Joshua Nixon speak at SCET’s Newton Lecture Series. You’ve probably tried a veggie burger or maybe even soy chicken strips –– but have you ever seen salmon that isn’t animal-based? Joshua Nixon and Kimberlie Le, the co-founders of Terramino Foods (now primeroots), first conceived of the idea to use fungi to create…

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