Addressing challenges and changes in entrepreneurship and innovation
Named in honor of Richard Newton, a visionary technology industry leader and late dean of the University of California-Berkeley College of Engineering, the A. Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series was established in 2008. The series incorporates Newton's passion for the interplay between science and technology, business, and the economic and societal challenges facing young entrepreneurs.
"Richard was a powerful force in helping the Kauffman Foundation understand the important levers to advance university innovation, and a force of nature as an innovator, entrepreneur and Dean at Berkeley. We wanted to ensure his legacy would benefit future innovators and entrepreneurs," said Lesa Mitchell, vice president of Advancing Innovations, Kauffman Foundation.
Co-sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, the university will play host each month to world-class entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors who address changing industry dynamics, opportunity areas, open innovation, business models, and life lessons. The lecture series serves as an entry point for undergraduate and graduate curriculum sequences in entrepreneurship and innovation. Lecture Series presentations are held several times each month and are open to the public.