Institute for Innovation and Economic Development

Dr. Tao Startup Challenge Student Award

In honor of Dr. Eric Tao's contribution to the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) as founding director, California Institute for Global Education makes an annual donation to the Startup Challenge Monterey Bay competition to support the Student Award winner.

Startup Challenge Student Division Winners

2020 Winner

Daniel Howe

Howe Neat, Inc

School: CSUMB

Howe Neat logo
Photo: Daniel Howe with trophy

2019 Winner

Erin Lannon

Charge City

School: MIIS

Charge City logo
Erin Lannon with Eric Tao holding trophy
iiED logo with College of Business/Cal State Monterey Bay