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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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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.


Sun, 02 Aug 2015 22:40:20 -0700

When Ben Horowitz was asked last November by Stanford Professor Tom Byers how the venture capital firm Andreessen-Horowitz (“a16z”) became so successful so quickly, and was able to crack open what had been an exclusive and self-perpetuating club ...

Omaha World-Herald

Omaha World-Herald
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:01:44 -0700

The meat is specially selected and of the best quality. 375g of meat, served with fried potatoes and pepper sauce or Béarnaise sauce and the free salad bar.” Tom Byers, a retired computer auditor from Omaha, said the meal was tempting but he didn't ...

Omaha World-Herald

Omaha World-Herald
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:18:21 -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, 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 ...

Reno Gazette Journal

Reno Gazette Journal
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:03:48 -0700

Former and present firefighters came to pay their respects to their fallen brother, Tom Byers, friend of Hallenbeck, said. “When you're on a fire crew, you're part of a family,” Byers said, “Once you're part of a family, you're part of a family for ...

Traverse City Record Eagle

Traverse City Record Eagle
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:34:07 -0700

Birch bark artists keep tradition afloat BY HOLLY DRANKHAN Special to the Record-Eagle Record-Eagle.com. LANSING — When Tom Byers first laid eyes on a birch bark canoe, it wasn't what he saw that captivated him most. It was what he heard. “I hesitate ...


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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