Entrepreneurship Founders

Steve Gibson

Membership Information:

Member Status: Platinum
Member Since: 1994


Job Title: Founder
Company: Academy for Creating Enterprise
Location: Utah, United States


  • Not For Profit/NGO, Operations Manager, Owner, President, Former Angel Investor


Steve Gibson has created or funded more than a dozen entrepreneurial businesses, including being the first investor in 1-800-Contacts, Omniture and Ancestry.com. He also cofounded the Utah Angels, the first Angel investment group in Utah. He and Bette founded, In 1999, the Academy (ACE) in the Philippines, Mexico and Peru. The Academy has now taught more than 12,000 returned missionaries and poor members in third world countries how to start and grow businesses. The school have recently been named a strategic partner with the LDS Church Self-Reliance program. The Academy donated to the Church a license to use their six volumes of curriculum as the Church rolled out its worldwide training program. The Academy has 230 Academy alumni chapters worldwide and growing about 10% a year.