Shaun Tai is the Executive Director of Oakland Digital, which he co-founded in 2009. He dedicates himself to enhancing tech literacy and opportunity among entrepreneurs and multimedia students.
Shaun also leads the direction and product strategy for BRIDGEGOOD, a web application that connects early stage Creatives to professional opportunities. The platform is supported by Google.org, Golden State Warriors Community Foundation, and Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
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 honored as “Distinguished Young Alumnus” of the academic year 2014-15.
In September 2016, Diablo Magazine ranked Shaun #6 in their prestigious 40 Under 40 campaign. In March 2017, SF Business Times named Shaun 40 Under 40 alongside the Bay Area’s brightest CEO’s and Directors. In April, Cal State East Bay recognized Shaun as a 40 Under 40 “Civic Service & Activism” Recipient, Class of 2017.