Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley

Simo A. Mäkiharju is an Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley.  Prof. Mäkiharju’s undergraduate studies were in Energy Technology at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. In 2005 he received his Mechanical Engineering M.Sc. from the Ohio State University and his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Michigan. His graduate research focused on the reduction of […]


Sajel Bellon presently serves as a faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University & Seneca College in Ontario, Canada. At Wilfrid Laurier University, Sajel created Canada’s first Positive Psychology Certificate program for the Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being, promoting well-being to the front-line community and emergency service sectors. She has served on the Board of Directors […]


Entrepreneur & Adjunct Professor Stanford University

Over the last 35 years, Steve has been part of, or co-founded eight Silicon Valley startups. These have run the gamut from semiconductors, video games, personal computers, and supercomputers. (MIPS, Zilog, Rocket Science, SuperMac, Convergent Technologies, Ardent, ESL) Steve’s last company was E.piphany, an enterprise software company.  full bio at Steve is a past […]


Managing Director & Partner, Onset Ventures

Longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur with deep experience in software start-ups, both as a venture capitalist / board member, and as an operating executive. Multiple successful IPOs as an operating exec, and multiple successful exits-by-acquisition as both an operating exec and as a board member. Started entrepreneurial life as a UC Berkeley-trained software engineer, and have […]


Assistant Professor and Director, Energy, Controls, and Applications Lab, UC Berkeley College of Engineering. Scott Moura is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director of eCAL. He received the Ph.D. degree from theUniversity of Michigan in 2011, the M.S. degree from the University of Michigan in […]