Shaun Tai //
Shaun Tai is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of BRIDGEGOOD, a 501(c)(3) award-winning design studio for good. He dedicates himself to enhancing tech literacy and opportunity among under resourced Entrepreneurs and emerging Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) student Creatives. Shaun also leads the direction and product strategy for BRIDGEGOOD.com, a web application that connects Creatives to professional opportunities. The platform is supported by Google.org, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, and Golden State Warriors Community Foundation — a significant community partnership. Shaun received an MA in Architectural & Urban Design (Interdisciplinary Studies, 4.0 GPA) and a BS in Advertising (Magna Cum Laude, 3.8 GPA) from San Jose State University. Prior to SJSU, he graduated with honors from Cal State East Bay with a BA in Digital Arts and was named “Distinguished Young Alumnus” of the academic year 2014-15 — the highest honor bestowed upon an alumna/us under the age of 45.
In September 2016, Diablo Magazine ranked Shaun #6 in their respected 40 Under 40 entrepreneur campaign. In March 2017, SF Business Times named him 40 Under 40 alongside the San Francisco Bay Area’s brightest CEOs and Directors. In April, Cal State East Bay and President Leroy M. Morishita recognized Shaun as a 40 Under 40 'Civic Engagement & Activism' Recipient, Class of 2017 for his work promoting social and racial justice through digital arts programming. In 2020, Senator Ben Allen, Congressman Ted W. Lieu, and Assembly member Richard Bloom honored Shaun for his exemplary commitment to diversity in technology with a "TECH Leadership Award" certified by the State of California.
Currently in 2022, Shaun is seeking additional funding ($800K goal) to provide 9,000+ BIPOC designers with tech access to collaboration studio at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA, for Job Creation & Community Enrichment. To support the BRIDGEGOOD Community Studio, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 510-435-2945, or donate securely at bridgegood.org/donate.
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