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Brienne and Alston share their entrepreneurial journey at UC Berkeley’s Newton Lecture Series

UC Berkeley’s Newton distinguished innovator lecture series was born of the entrepreneurial vision of A. Richard Newton, Dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering from 2000 to 2007. The College of Engineering invites innovators in a range of industries to share lessons from their entrepreneurial journeys. 

Entefy co-founders Alston and Brienne recently delivered a Newton Lecture they called “The next chapter: Authentic Intelligence” to a full house of engineering, sciences, and business students at Sibley Auditorium. The talk covered Entefy’s insights on AI and big data, and the need for advanced technologies to transform the worldwide data explosion into useful insights that directly benefit people. 

After the presentation, Alston and Brienne sat down to answer moderator Vicky Howell’s questions on topics like graduating college at age 17, assembling a network of luminary advisors and investors, running a venture, and recruiting a world-class team. That discussion transitioned to an engaging Q&A with the students. We were excited to see so much interest, curiosity, and insight from the students and hope to hear again from them soon. 

The presentation was broadcast on the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology’s Facebook page. The video can be found here

Students also shared their perspectives on the event in a recap on the Sutardja Center’s website.