A. Richard Newton Lecture Series: 2022 Fall

A Berkeley Changemaker™ Course

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. The course features a selection of highly accomplished industry speakers, including Cal alumni, who share their unique insights on industry developments, leadership, and innovation accumulated through experience in their careers. The lecture series serves as a discovery course for topics at the intersection of technology innovation and entrepreneurship and is a requirement for two of the tracks to complete the SCET Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology.

This class is a great introductory class for students interested in learning more about technology entrepreneurship and innovation. SCET classes welcome students from all majors and levels.

Beginning in Spring 2021, the A. Richard Newton Lecture series became an official Berkeley Changemaker® course. Berkeley Changemaker® is a way to help engineers, humanists, and scientists on campus understand their passion and have the ability to create change and have agency in the world. The A. Richard Newton Series course helps students understand how to pursue their interests and execute them by learning from distinguished innovators.

Note: Starting Fall 2022, all SCET classes will be offered under Engineering course numbers. Prior to Fall 2022, this course was listed under INDENG 95/195/295.

SCHEDULE

No Class

08.30

Fall 2022

 

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Victoria Howell, Instructor

1st Orientation

09.06
@5:00pm PST
at Dwinelle Room 145

(note we have approx. 350 in the class and we will split into 2 groups to fit into Dwinelle)

Mar Hershenson

Partner, Pear Ventures

09.13
@5:00pm PST
In Person
Chevron Auditorium IHouse

Matt Hershenson

Founding Partner Playground Global and Danger

09.13
@5:00pm PST
In Person
Chevron Auditorium IHouse

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Cal Grad Neeka and Leila Mashouf

Cofounders, Rubi Laboratories. We turn carbon emissions into carbon-negative textiles for the fashion industry.

09.20
@5:00pm PST
via Zoom

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Alex & Ariel Hirsch

Disney Channel’s Hit Show Gravity Falls (‘12 - ‘16) creater Alex Hirsch, with his muse and sister Ariel Hirsch.

09.27

@5:00pm PST

via Zoom

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Cal Grad Jerry Luk

Cofounder, Firework and Presdo and creator LinkedIn Mobile.

10.04
@5:00pm PST
via Zoom

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Cal Grad Linda Yu

Partner, Vision Fund, Softbank. After working in both investment banking and private equity. Linda finished her MBA at Stanford and joined Softbank.

10.04
@5:00pm PST
via Zoom

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Cal Grad Badri Kothmandaraman

CEO  Enphase (Energy), harnessing the power of the sun.

Rescheduled to Spring 2023

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Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu

UC Berkeley College of Engineering

10.11
Rescheduled to Spring 2023

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Cal Grad (Bio Engineering), Dave Gilboa

Co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, a transformative lifestyle brand offering designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. In 2015, Fast Company named Warby Parker the most innovative company in the world.

10.18
@5:00pm PST
via Zoom

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Rich Lyons

UC Berkeley’s Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer (to be finalized)

10.18
@5:00pm PST
via Zoom

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Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard

Tesla and NuvoMedia cofounders Cal grad Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard. Currently Marc is partner at Spero Ventures focused on “radical change in old industries by creating sustainable products and experiences that are significantly better than the old way of doing things”. Martin has been active in founding and leading tech companies and still partners with Marc on early stage investments.

11.01
@5:00pm PST
Chevron Auditorium/
I-House

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Cal grad Robin Hauser 

Screening of $AVVY with filmmaker and Cal grad Robin Hauser and panel of leaders in finance and education.

11.08
@5:00pm PST 
in person. Location in process of being finalized!

 

TBA

11.15
@5:00pm PST
via Zoom

NO CLASS

Thanksgiving Break

11.22

TBA

11.29
@5:00pm PST
via Zoom

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Leigh Steinberg

Cal grad (undergrad and law) and legendary sports agent,  Leigh Steinberg.  Leigh has captivated audiences with his stories and anecdotes from his illustrious career representing 64 NFL first-round picks including a record eight No. 1 overall NFL Draft selections. He provides practical advice on various subjects and gives listeners real-world tools that can be implemented in many different businesses, social, and philanthropic situations. Leigh is often credited as the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film Jerry Maguire

12.06
@5:00pm PST
Chevron Auditorium/
I-House

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Cal grad and SCET instructor, Shomit Ghose

Partner, Onset Ventures

12.06
@5:00pm PST
Chevron Auditorium/
I-House

 Final Individual Assignment or Group Video Due

12.09