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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.

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

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Tom Byers -The Rabbit That Got Away(Oslo,1981)

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1983 Prefontaine Classic: The Mile

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Tom Byers-Why do Ventures Require Dynamic Leaders?

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Alternatives Journal (blog)

Alternatives Journal (blog)
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:11:15 -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 ...

Runner's World Newswire

Runner's World Newswire
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:41:15 -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 ...
 
WYTV
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:00:00 -0700

Actually, I get chills thinking about it,” Tom Byers of Girard said. “He's just a fantastic person. He's always been there for everyone else and I am happy that we can be there for him as much as we can,” First News meteorologist Paul Wetzl said. “I ...
 
Real Change News
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Neighborhood parks and community centers make Seattle a great place to live. They are our common ground and our shared legacy. If you think of ten of your happiest moments with family and friends, the odds are several of them took place in our parks ...
 
Goshen News
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:59:22 -0700

“The noise ordinance request is actually a couple of amendments to the existing ordinance,” said Elkhart County Administrator Tom Byers of the request. “It creates a separate fund known as the County Noise Ordinance fund that did not exist in the past ...

The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:37:30 -0700

“He was colorful, a joy to be around, and just one hell of a good guy — and also really well known as a very high-quality doc,” said Tom Byers, who was the clinic's program coordinator in the 1970s. In 1974, Dr. Ciliberti met his wife-to-be, a nurse ...
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