Matt Gibson

Educational Programs Director
Undergraduate Lecturer

Bio:  Matt is passionate about helping students achieve success through the practical application of entrepreneurship. He combines his unique background in engineering, business, innovation, and education to create meaningful experiential learning opportunities for students across the university. His work includes developing leading entrepreneurship curriculum, forming interdisciplinary partnerships, and managing co-curricular programming. He regularly speaks and shares best practices in entrepreneurship education at conferences, workshops, universities, and events.

In addition to his work at the Center for Entrepreneurship, Matt is actively involved in startups as a founder, advisor, and leader. He currently works with several startups in the area, including JosNoe Medical (, which makes surgical supply products. Previously, Matt served as the Vice President of Research and Development at Iontera, a startup focused on developing drug delivery and cosmetic products. Matt is also a patent agent with deep experience in intellectual property. He was a technical advisor at Ropes & Gray, LLP, where he managed the strategic development and prosecution of intellectual property related to a wide range of medical device and telecommunication technologies for both startups and large corporations. While in graduate school, Matt launched an early stage company with a novel technology for transdermal delivery of macromolecular drugs. Matt received his PhD and MS from the University of Michigan and his BS from Brigham Young University.

Follow Matt on Twitter: @Gibson_Matt

Courses taught: 

ENTR 407.001 – Entrepreneurship Hour

ENTR 490.013/599.032 – Entrepreneurs Leadership Program