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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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Tportal

Tportal
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:00:00 -0700

TVZ je izdavač, a knjigu su napisali profesori Tom Byers (Stanford), Richard Dorf (University of California Davis, IEEE life fellow) i Andrew J. Nelson (University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business). Tehnološko poduzetništvo je relativno nova ...

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 ...

SpaceCoastDaily.com

SpaceCoastDaily.com
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:11:15 -0800

Tom Byers. “There are 500,000 students in the U.S. 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 ...

Goshen News

Goshen News
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:50:06 -0800

According to Elkhart County Administrator Tom Byers, the damage to the cooling units, which are located at the Elkhart County Administration Building in downtown Goshen, occurred sometime during the early morning hours Thursday, resulting in ...
 
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 ...

UAB News

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 ...

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 ...

The Elkhart Truth

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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