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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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North Platte Telegraph

North Platte Telegraph
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 01:03:45 -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 ...


Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:10:07 -0700

... Scotland, and Powassan's Matthew Larivee completed their first-ever birch bark canoe. The duo, Boy Scout leaders from North Bay and Powassan, travelled up to Whitefish to take a course from Métis outdoorsman Tom Byers building a canoe from scratch.

Great Lakes Echo

Great Lakes Echo
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:41:18 -0700

Tom Byers said he works best under pressure, adding decorations to his canoes last minute. Image: Courtesy Tom Byers. By Holly Drankhan. When Tom Byers of Whitefish, Ontario, first laid eyes on a birch bark canoe it was not what he saw that captivated ...


The Seattle Times
Thu, 28 May 2015 21:13:54 -0700

The board was supposed to vote on the matter May 14 but postponed the decision. Several commissioners Thursday said the modifications were enough to win their support. “I think you made this a much stronger proposal,” Commissioner Tom Byers said.
The Elkhart Truth
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:09:02 -0800

Yoder and Elkhart County Administrator Tom Byers, meanwhile, pointed out that varied provisions in the code calling for “recording“ or “filing“ of annexation ordinances in varied county offices create potential fodder for confusion. At any rate, Yoder ...

The Elkhart Truth

The Elkhart Truth
Tue, 05 May 2015 09:00:31 -0700

A faulty breaker at the Elkhart County Administration Building in Goshen led to a loss in phone and Internet service there this morning, but it's been fixed, said Elkhart County Administrator Tom Byers. During the outage, election officials overcame ...

Alternatives Journal (blog)

Alternatives Journal (blog)
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:12:19 -0700

Tom Byers is a Metis craftsman living in Whitefish, Ontario who has been making birchbark canoes since 1994 on the banks of the Vermilion River near Killarney Wilderness Park. Tom lives in a small hand-hewn log cabin with no running water, no ...


Mon, 04 May 2015 15:07:30 -0700

Tom Byers, the manager of media affairs, says when they get a notification that there has been a drop in pressure they immediately shut down the pipeline. They isolate the section of the pipeline where the incident occurred and it will remain shut down ...

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