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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 Elkhart Truth
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:33:45 -0800

Other officials who talked previously to The Elkhart Truth — Elkhart County Commissioner Mike Yoder, Elkhart County Administrator Tom Byers and Chad Clingerman, head of the Elkhart County Voter Registration Office — indicated that areas 6, 7 and 8 ...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:16:47 -0800

According to Elkhart County Administrator Tom Byers, while county officials typically enter into a one-year contract with the Humane Society for animal shelter management and animal control services, this year they decided to change things up a bit by ...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:07:30 -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 ...

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UAB News
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:48:45 -0800

“There are 500,000 students in the United States majoring in engineering and computer science fields,” said Tom Byers, director and co-principal investigator of Epicenter and professor at Stanford University. “These students are expected to enter ...


Sat, 17 Jan 2015 14:30:00 -0800

"They are talked about on campus as one of the big three accelerator programs that students here want to join, along with 500 Startups and Y Combinator," said Stanford Professor Tom Byers, who heads the Stanford Technology Ventures entrepreneurship ...

Goshen News

Goshen News
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 14:01:32 -0800

“The county is in receipt of a $175,000 grant from the Indiana Economic Development Corp.,” said County Administrator Tom Byers of the request. “That money is to be used to assist a company called Great Lakes Forest Products located out on Protecta Drive.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:23:45 -0800

The city sent out the new addresses to Elkhart County officials so the relevant county property records could be updated, Elkhart County Commissioner Mike Yoder and County Administrator Tom Byers said Monday, Jan. 12. The data was also sent in late ...


Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:15:00 -0800

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