Luke Burgis is an entrepreneur and investor whose unique perspective on business stems from diverse experiences working on Wall Street, founding companies in Silicon Valley, and studying classical philosophy, theology, and literature.
He worked in corporate finance and venture capital in New York and Hong Kong before starting his first business in 2005. After launching several successful businesses at a young age, Luke began to contemplate the deeper purpose of entrepreneurship. His journey brought him to the intersection of faith and human flourishing, which transformed the way that he thought about business. His person-centered approach to economics and entrepreneurship has contributed to award-winning company cultures and innovation.
Luke is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where he is spearheading new ventures in education, leading student programming and partnerships with local businesses, and co-teaching the most popular course at the university.
Luke is recognized for his "spiritual entrepreneurship" as the co-founder of ActivPrayer, a fitness company that provides coaching and training programs based on spiritual principles; and Inscape, an organization that trains mentors to help young people discover and live out their callings.
He is co-author of the book "Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person", and the author of the forthcoming book, "Wanting: Our Secret of Economy of Desire" about the role of mimetic desire in the economy and in organizations.
His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, America Magazine, and Forbes, among others. He holds degrees from the Stern School of Business at New York University and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.
Luke lives in Washington, DC and travels often. He spends his free time exploring new food worlds, reading voraciously, trying to understand the blockchain, and making excuses for not snowboarding as often as he'd like. He blogs on Medium and at lukeburgis.com.