Scott Xiao

Digital Health Entrepreneur | Forbes 30u30

New York, NY

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Digital health entrepreneur and Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient. Co-founded two startups in the space: Luminopia and Odin. Current CEO of Luminopia, where we are developing a prescription digital treatment for amblyopia (or lazy eye), a condition which affects 1.8m children in the US alone. Our VR-based product modifies popular TV shows and movies into therapeutic visual stimuli by rebalancing the input between the eyes. The device has successfully passed through a series of nationwide clinical trials, including a phase 3 pivotal trial, and is on track to become the world's first prescription digital therapeutic for any eye condition. For periodic writings on the intersection of tech + healthcare, check out

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Work experience

Oct 2015 - Present


Co-Founder and CEO

Developed world's first prescription digital treatment for an eye disease (amblyopia), from scratch to an FDA application. Brought together world-renowned scientists and leading media companies to create a device that modifies TV shows and movies into therapeutic visual input delivered through a VR headset. Evaluated the therapeutic in a series of clinical trials across the US, including a phase 3 pivotal trial which was the first successful RCT of a new amblyopia treatment in almost 15 years. Study results published in Scientific Reports and Journal of AAPOS. Awards - 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Healthcare - 2017 Harvard Business School Case Study - 2017 SXSW Impact Pediatric Health Winner - 2016 MassChallenge Silver Winner - 2016 Young Enterprise Initiative Winner


Mar 2020 - Mar 2021



Inspiring a new world where we can all achieve our possible. In stealth.

Sep 2017 - Aug 2018

Harvard Project for Asian International Relations

Executive Director

Led a team of 65 to organize the HPAIR 2018 Asia Conference in Kuala Lumpur, one of Harvard's largest conferences in the Asia-Pacific region. Established partnerships with Tencent, Deloitte, and the World Bank, and welcomed luminary speakers including former US Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Prof Muhammad Yunus.

May 2016 - May 2017

Canadian Chemistry Olympiad

Head Mentor


Dec 2015 - Aug 2016

Broad Institute



Harvard University


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