Podcast: Scott Evanson — Innovating and Investing in Utah

Kaitlyn ClarkeBusiness Elevated Podcast

Business Elevated Podcast (Season 5 Episode 39)

This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.

The Business Elevated podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.



In this episode, Pete Codella, managing director of business services at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, talks with Scott Evanson, venture partner at Philo Ventures.

They discuss Evanson’s entrepreneurial journey and the entrepreneurial spirit that emerged during his early career, inspired by the autonomy and financial opportunities he witnessed while working for a startup. He also mentions Utah’s startup ecosystem and emphasizes the state’s significance as a hub for outdoor activities.

Evanson shares insights into the company and outlines its diverse divisions, including real estate development, a venture studio for startup creation, and a venture fund for early-stage investments. He discusses its collaboration with investors, highlights the importance of fostering a community of passionate individuals eager to create value, and much more.