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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
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:27:19 -0800

According to Elkhart County Administrator Tom Byers, the requested funds are part of an ongoing countywide agreement first approved several years ago establishing Elkhart County government as the intermediary between the local Humane Society and the ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:17:55 -0800

Hacking for Defense is a new course at Stanford's Engineering School in the Spring of 2016. It is being taught by Tom Byers, Steve Blank, Joe Felter and Pete Newell and is advised by former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry. Join a select cross ...


Thu, 28 Jan 2016 05:30:00 -0800

Tom Byers has been named the recipient of the organisation's Ralph J. Barichello Memorial Award. The award is for outstanding long-term contributions to the agriculture industry in Canada with particular emphasis on the accomplishments made in 2015.


Mon, 26 Oct 2015 20:33:45 -0700

For many years Tom Byers has been researching his family tree. He says most of his ancestors were farmers, but new software allowed him to dig deeper into his family's history. “So I went from four generations back, which is all I had before. I started ...


Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:16:08 -0700

Created by Professor Tom Byers, this course was taught by a team of entrepreneurs from multiple generations who are having a significant positive impact in the world: Professor Tom Kosnik who has been a Lecturer at Stanford for 25+ years and the ...

Goshen News

Goshen News
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 09:53:15 -0800

“The total project cost is $1,350,000,” Tom Byers, county administrator, said of the dredging project. “The actual county contribution in terms of a grant to the project is $325,000, and then we are going to loan $760,650 that will be repaid through ...

Omaha World-Herald

Omaha World-Herald
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 23:11:11 -0700

Tom Byers was writing down the names of businesses that he saw in historic Omaha photos, adding information to the Durham Museum's archives that could be useful for researchers, when he came across a curious scene. Museum volunteer Byers zoomed ...

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The Lane Report
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:45:00 -0800

“Today, engineering and computer science students are expected to enter industry with technical knowledge as well as a diverse set of mindsets, skillsets and attitudes that help them innovate, collaborate and create value,” said Tom Byers, director and ...

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