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Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley and Beyond

Join Rich Lyons, chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer, for an exclusive look into how our remarkable campus platforms advance innovation and entrepreneurship. Lyons will discuss how UC Berkeley leads the way in making our world-class scientific instrumentation available for the greater good; how we manage equity participation rights in novel ways; how UC Berkeley benefits from our seven shared-return venture capital funds; how our Berkeley Changemaker™ program inspires our undergraduates; and more!

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Rich Lyons
Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer

Rich Lyons’s research and teaching expertise centers on international economics and finance. His top applied interest is the “how and why” of setting strong institutional cultures. Lyons is the former dean of Berkeley Haas where he currently holds the William and Janet Cronk Chair in Innovative Leadership. Prior to serving as dean, he was the chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs. He received his B.S. with highest honors from UC Berkeley (business) and Ph.D. from MIT (economics). Before (re)joining Berkeley, Lyons served on the faculty at Columbia University for six years.