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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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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:41:36 -0800

When Teitelman and fellow students presented their idea in Professor Tom Byers' class, StartX was designed as a for-profit business. But the actual plan all along was that it would be the nonprofit it is now and not take equity in any of the startups ...

Business Insider Australia

Business Insider Australia
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:33:45 -0800

“If someone wants to go deep, getting a practitioner like a venture capitalist to talk about what they do works,” says Tom Byers, an engineering professor and director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. “Every instructor invites a venture ...

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Financial Post
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:41 -0800

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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:00:08 -0700

“We are here with an optimistic view,” Tom Byers said, adding that the brothers disagree with a popular notion that the United States has lost its “mojo” when it comes to innovation. Brook Byers agreed. “A lot of new start-ups are happening on a new ...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:45:20 -0700

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:12:19 -0700

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:11:15 -0700

Lincoln, Neb., September 11th, 2014 — Are colleges equipping students to become innovators, regardless of discipline? Tom Byers, professor at Stanford University and director of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter ...
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:58:07 -0800

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