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This article is about the Stanford University professor. For the former American distance runner, see Tom Byers (athlete).

Tom Byers is a professor at Stanford University in the United States. He concentrates in the area of high-technology ventures and serves as the faculty director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.

Byers was an early employee at Go Corporation and Symantec. He is also brother of famous venture capitalist Brook Byers. At Stanford he has established and directs Stanford Technology Ventures Program to train and encourage students to become entrepreneurs. Since 2004, he has taught "Introduction to High Technology Entrepreneurship" class, which in many respect parallels business school case study management courses, but with a specific high technology orientation. Byers was one of the founding faculty members of Singularity University, and lectures there on topics related to entrepreneurship and new technology ventures.

Byers serves on the Board of Directors for Reactivity, MyThings, and Flywheel Ventures. He also serves on the following advisory boards and committees: American Society for Engineering Education's Entrepreneurship Division, Harvard Business School's California Research Center, and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) for inner-city youth.

Byers holds the McCoy University Fellow in Undergraduate Education endowed chair at Stanford. He was awarded the 2005 Gores Award for excellence in teaching, the 2002 Tau Beta Pi Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, the 2005 ASEE Kauffman Award for excellence in engineering and technology entrepreneurship education, the 2005 USASBE Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award, and the 2003 Leavey Award for excellence in private enterprise education. In 2004, he was named Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year in Ernst & Young's competition, awarded the Academy of Management's Innovation in Entrepreneurship Teaching Award and Price-Babson's Appel Prize.

Byers is a triple-degree alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and operations research in 1975, his MBA in 1980, and his Ph.D. in management science in 1982.


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Goshen News

Goshen News
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:50:06 -0800

According to Elkhart County Administrator Tom Byers, the damage to the cooling units, which are located at the Elkhart County Administration Building in downtown Goshen, occurred sometime during the early morning hours Thursday, resulting in ...
Asheville Citizen-Times
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:56:15 -0800

... their narrow, partisan, short-sighted advantage. Let's break this shameful cycle. Let's urge Sen. Apodaca to step into the role of statesman and make a truly lasting contribution to government of, by and for the people of North Carolina. Tom Byers ...
The Elkhart Truth
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:03:45 -0800

Auditor Pauline Graff initially told county administrator Tom Byers that state officials told her the county general fund's operating balance could sit at about $900,000 by the end of 2015, rather than the $6 million the county council estimated it ...

The Elkhart Truth

The Elkhart Truth
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:33:33 -0800

The officials include Chris Anderson, chief deputy clerk in the Elkhart County Clerk's Office; Elkhart County Administrator Tom Byers; and Elkhart City Clerk Sue Beadle. DON'T WANT CITY TAXES, CITY LAWS. The Elkhart City Council approved annexation of ...

The Elkhart Truth

The Elkhart Truth
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:55:27 -0800

Auditor Pauline Graff initially told county administrator Tom Byers that state officials told her the county general fund's operating balance could sit at about $900,000 by the end of 2015, rather than the $6 million the county council estimated it ...


Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:11:15 -0800

Tom Byers. “There are 500,000 students in the U.S. majoring in engineering and computer science fields,” said Tom Byers, director and co-principal investigator of Epicenter and professor at Stanford University. “These students are expected to enter ...
InsideTheIvy.com (subscription)
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:11:15 -0800

While making great strides on defense, Dunston was also adjusting his swing at the plate under the tutelage of hitting coach Tom Byers. Dunston moved his hands lower and the changed worked, hitting .295/.321/.425 over the final 37 games, including 10 ...

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Runner's World Newswire
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:41:15 -0700

Tom Byers was pacing a 1981 mile field including world record holder Steve Ovett when the field lost contact; depending on which account you read, Byers was between seven and ten seconds ahead with a lap remaining. He stayed in the race and although ...

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