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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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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:34:18 -0700

If not, what can be done to improve their preparation? I posed these questions to Tom Byers, Director and Co-Principal Investigator of NSF's Epicenter and Professor at Stanford University and Laurie Moore, Communications Manager of NSF's Epicenter.

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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 ...
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 ...
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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:23:47 -0700

After interviewing John Saunders, this reporter headed down river to photograph the idle plant and talk with Tom Byers, President of LU 5724. When I arrived, he was preparing to close the local's Clarington office but he took time out for an interview ...

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Tech in Asia
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:34:51 -0700

Tom Byers, faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, laudes the book as “the bible for entrepreneurial marketing.” Moore's thesis is based on an idea known as the technology adoption lifecycle (TALC), a bell curve that breaks down ...


Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:19:52 -0700

... should it pass), but there a lot of us out here with long memories who will remember this well (and those folks also remember the numerous slimy taxpayer rip-offs that prominent MPD supporters such as Gerry Johnson and Tom Byers have pulled before, ...

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