The Charlotte startup Skillpop will start offering classes in Nashville this fall. Courtesy of SkillPop.com
The Charlotte startup Skillpop will start offering classes in Nashville this fall. Courtesy of SkillPop.com

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Charlotte startup Skillpop expands into Nashville

By Katherine Peralta

kperalta@charlotteobserver.com

September 12, 2017 03:41 PM

The Charlotte startup Skillpop is expanding into Nashville.

The local company’s growth comes after a six-city road tour this past spring. Nashville will be the fourth location for Skillpop, which offers classes on a variety of skills from hand-lettering to watercolor painting to social media, all taught by local professionals.

In a statement Tuesday, Skillpop said Nashville was the last stop on its road tour. The “enthusiastic welcome” received there made the city “an easy next step.”

“From the moment we arrived in Nashville, we felt so much warmth and enthusiasm from the community,” said SkillPop Founder and CEO, Haley Bohon. “Students were eager to learn, meet others and be a part of their community in a way that reminded us of Charlotte.”

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Classes are expected to start in Nashville in late fall.

Skillpop, started in 2015, also offers classes in Greenville and Raleigh. In all of its cities so far, Skillpop says it’s held over 800 classes for over 10,000 students.