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foreUP, A BoomStartup Portfolio Company, Acquired by Clubessentials

As reported on TechBuzz.News on February 25, 2021, foreUP, a marketing and management SaaS solution designed for the golf industry, was acquired by Clubessential Holdings, a Battery Ventures funded company.

foreUP simplifies all front and back office operations, and delivers unparalleled guest experiences. Their SaaS offerings cover Golf Point of Sale, Tee Sheet Software, Food and Beverage Software, Golf Course Marketing, Billing, and Website design. Over 1,100 courses across the USA use ForeUP to power their operations.

Evan Teshima, who co-founded foreUP in 2012 will remain CEO post acquisition. More insight on the investment trend within the golf sector reported by GolfInc Magazine.

Evan and his co-founder Joel Ragar, joined the BoomStartup Accelerator program in 2012 to formalize their strategy. Clearly, their vision and ambition achieved a fantastic result. We at BoomStartup congratulate the foreUP team for their hard work and accomplishments.

ForeUP Photos from TechBuzz and Crowdnews media library. Read the official press release about the acquisition, here.




BoomStartup Pitch Competition Winners Selected

On February 24, 2020, BoomStartup Accelerator held its premier Live Final Pitch Event. Eighteen finalists representing six different categories delivered their most compelling pitch to ten judges and to the general public through video streaming and video conferencing.

Nearly 200 founders, creators, and entrepreneurs from 11 countries entered this competition intending to showcase their potential within Energy, Education, Impact, Health and Wellness, Productivity, and Financials. After the preliminary round of judging, the top three entrants in each category emerged as finalists.

We would like to thank the judges for their time and valuable input:

Chris Badger, Partner, Now CFO

John Richards, Entrepreneur/Angel Investor/Mentor, Startup Ignition

Katie Neilson, Co-founder, CRO, Assure

Sean Warren, Founder, Veyo Partners

Shaykayla Smith, Community and Marketing Lead, STRT

Kyrene Clarke, Manager, Sorenson Impact Center

Lisa Sheeran, Director, Hen House Ventures

Mark Rasich, Partner, Stoel Rives

Mark Tullis, Co-founder/Managing Director, TechBuzz

Robb Kunz, CEO, Glassboard Technologies

This event was BoomStartup’s first 2021 event and we look forward to other upcoming events that will forward our mission of connecting startup companies with the mentors, investors, and industry experts to achieve scale and generate explosive growth.


Finalists Announced for Open Pitch Competition


BoomStartup Accelerator is pleased with the public support for the Open Pitch Competition. This is the first event for 2021 hosted by BoomStartup, and the response was fantastic. Over 200 founders, creators, and companies applied for this competition, and here are the 18 finalists. The Live Final Pitch Event will be streamed, live on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 9am – Noon, MT. Register now to attend.


  • PedalCell, Adam Hokin
  • Blitz, Saivya Chauhan
  • EnerYields, Hetal Parekh


  • Spira, Elliot Roth
  • Miingl, Jake Strack
  • Aspire Ability, Jon Mott


  • Class Composer, Mike Cronley
  • Utiva, Bode Maxwell-Akinyemi
  • LangInnov, Rocia Rana


  • NeVap, Benjamin Wang
  • Inherent Biosciences, Kristin Brogaard
  • Wumgo, Teri Tito


  • Freelance for Law, Brian Bedard
  • Skedgit, Mike McVey
  • HatchForm, Sean O’Shea


  • Sencha Credit, Christopher Lamarre
  • Nava Ventures, Aman Thind
  • Sontse Technology, Luis Campos Yafar


The Live Final Pitch Event will be broadcasted through Vimeo streaming service, for anyone in the public to see on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 9am – 12:15pm MT. Register now to get your free ticket.


9:00am Welcome
9:20am – First pitch category – Energy
9:40am – Second pitch category – Impact
10:08am – Third pitch category – Education
10:30am – Fourth pitch Category – Health and Wellness
10:55am – Fifth pitch category – Productivity
11:20am – Sixth pitch category – Financials
11:40am – Awards
12pm – Conclusion



In addition to viewing these pitches, the public is encouraged to support their favorite startup pitch by voting for the best pitch. This is a survey vote where one vote can be casted by each email address. Submit your finalist vote, now.

The winner will be announced during the Awards section at 11:50pm tomorrow.