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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.

Raced in Oslo in 1981 and was The Rabbit That Got Away.


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Texas A&M University
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:48:45 -0700

“It is no longer enough for engineering students to graduate with a purely technical education,” said Tom Byers, Director of Epicenter and Professor at Stanford University. “Whether they start their own companies or join established organizations ...
The Elkhart Truth
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:23:22 -0700

A county zoning ordinance prohibits signs from being posted in public right-of-way areas, according to Tom Byers, county administrator. Byers said that if signs are placed at intersections of county roads, for example, "if those are in the right-of-way ...
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:04:51 -0700

That view was supported by Tom Byers, county facilities maintenance manager, who said the repairs and upgrades “will fix 95 percent of the problems that are out there, that's what we're being told” by project consultants. During discussion of the issue ...
Goshen News
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:06:21 -0700

According to county Administrator Tom Byers, the employees were terminated due to reorganization of the department and loss of revenue. “The technical term is they have been released,” Byers said of the drivers. “The only reason I say that is that ...
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:30:07 -0700

Action to follow to approve funding for upgrade and authorize Harvey Crowder, Human Services Department Interim Director and Tom Byers, Facilities Maintenance Manager to jointly approve and execute agreements or forms related project. #FINANCE ...
Moscow Villager
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:10:35 -0700

Among those in attendance were local supervisors from Clifton and Covington townships (including Marlene Beavers and June Ejk), Covington Twp. Police Chief Bernie Klocko, Tom Byers from Thornhurst Fire and Rescue, members of the North Pocono Food ...
Las Cruces Sun-News
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:50:14 -0700

"Today's engineering students need to graduate with more than just technical skills," Epicenter Director and Stanford University professor Tom Byers said. "Engineers need the tools and attitudes to help them identify opportunities and bring their ideas ...
Goshen News
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:37:25 -0700

While the council does not typically meet in March, county Administrator Tom Byers indicated that the special meeting was needed in order to accommodate Alliance Sheets' desire to have the tax phase-in agreement ready for finalization by the council's ...

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