For nine years at UC Berkeley, Sam lectured in a course in the College of Engineering on starting-up entrepreneurial businesses. Each semester, the classes were broken-up into 4 or 5 teams of students forming mock companies. Upon graduation, many of these teams formed successful companies. Sam both lectured on structuring the business to best meet goals and mentored teams through their start-up process In 2018, Sam again joined the staff lecturing and mentoring in a UC Berkeley University class on entrepreneurship.
Additionally, Sam created and taught “Starting as an Independent Consultant”, 2-day seminars offered at UC Berkeley Extension. A modified version of this course was presented at both ASME local & national meetings and at Impact Hub Oakland.