Luke Burgis


Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Director of Programs & Projects Luke Burgis is co-author of Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person. Luke spearheads the Ciocca Center's CEDE ("Catholic Entrepreneurship and Design Experience") project to teach business from a Catholic perspective and cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit in Catholic high schools.  

After a brief career in investment banking and private equity, he started his first company at age 24 and was named a “Top 25 Entrepreneur Under 25” by Business Week. Luke went on to start several more companies in diverse industries: technology, consumer products, and food. He is the co-founder of ActivPrayer, a movement in the sports and fitness industry to honor the full dignity of the human person and create fellowship between athletes and coaches who share a "spirituality of play". 

Luke is a co-founder and advisor of the Catholic Blockchain project and is a member of the Board of Directors of Father Vincent Capodanno High School, a new approach to Catholic education in North Carolina that includes a full day of service each week, an emphasis on incarnational learning (the human body and physical activity are a core component the curriculum), and a fundamental focus on the unique, personal vocation of every student. Contact Luke at burgis (at)