40 Under 40: Evan Teshima

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Company: foreUP
Title: CEO
Age: 33
City: Lindon

CAREER ANTHEM “I Lived” by One Republic

LINER NOTES For Evan Teshima, entrepreneurism is par for the course. He started foreUp, a cloud-based golf management software solution, with co-founders Joel Ragar and Joel Hopkins out of BYU. The trio was rejected by every BYU business competition they entered. After refining their idea, they were accepted into the BoomStartup program where they worked with mentors and investors to modify the business model. The refining process was full of slight swing adjustments, until they found what the industry truly needed and wanted. Today? foreUP services more than 900 golf courses in the United States and Canada and is hitting the green in their industry.

FAVORITE MUSIC GENRE Country

FAVORITE LYRIC “The only way you can know you gave it all you had.” — “I Lived” by One Republic.

CAREER HIGH NOTE “The day we became profitable.”

CAREER LOW NOTE “When we had to borrow money from family.”

MUSIC TO MY EARS “Never feel sorry for yourself, it will get you nowhere.”

PITCHY ADVICE “This is just standard contract language, it shouldn’t have any effect on the future.”

BEATING TO MY OWN DRUM “I really enjoy golfing by myself. It helps me clear my head and gives me time to think in a noisy world.”

MY FORTE “Sales. I love meeting with enterprise-type clients and closing big deals.”

DREAM RECORD “To provide true value and make an impact on any industry I am working in.”

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Kate Lehnhof Nash first joined Bennett Communications as a summer intern in 2009. Now, as an associate editor, she writes for magazines including Utah Valley Magazine, Utah Valley Bride and Prosper. Kate lives in Springville with her husband Steve and enjoys running, reading, sushi and her french bulldog, Chief.

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