Luke Kao

Luke Kao

Creative Technologist


Former Social Entrepreneur. Now a geek at ITP NYU.

Work History

Work History


OpenIDEO Shanghai
Mar 2014 - Jun 2014

OpenIDEO is a global open innovation community with more than 50,000 members. OpenIDEO members work together to create innovative concepts to solve global problems in the areas of health, education, sustainability and social change. In the first OpenIDEO Meetup in Shanghai, we built upon the current OpenIDEO challenge on urban safety and explore how we might use mobile technology to make cities safer. 

Growth Hacker/Community Manager

Transist Impact Lab
Mar 2013 - Jun 2014

We invest from US$10,000 to US$1 million in young, growing companies at the intersection between technology startup and social enterprise. We also nurture entrepreneurs, technology and ideas from the earliest stages of research and development in customer development, product-market fit and market entry. 



Interactive Telecommunications Program

New York University
Jan 2014 - May 2016

ITP is a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts whose mission is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people's lives. Perhaps the best way to describe us is as a Center for the Recently Possible.

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

National Taiwan University(MBA)
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013

Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise Studies


Video Production
Web Design
Social Innovation
Interaction Design
Business Modeling
Lean Startup
Physical Computing