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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, 02 Nov 2015 10:53:01 -0800

According to Elkhart County Administrator Tom Byers, the agreement — which was renewed for another two years — has been in existence for several years and essentially sets the parameters for when a child at the Juvenile Detention Center needs to be ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.

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 ...

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 ...

Runner's World Newswire

Runner's World Newswire
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:48:26 -0700

Tom Byers was pacing a 1981 mile field including world record holder Steve Ovett when the field lost contact; depending on which account you read, Byers was between seven and ten seconds ahead with a lap remaining. He stayed in the race and although ...

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