Charlotte-based start-up SkillPop has expanded to Raleigh just after offering its 100th class in the Queen City. The company has its first class here in Raleigh on August 18.
SkillPop is a company working to make in-person learning accessible through community based pop-up classes that will be held in different parts of the city. Teachers are hand-picked and talented local professionals with skills to share. With a love for community, supporting local, and connecting people. SkillPop creates a fun and powerful environment for learning for all ages.
SkillPop launched in Charlotte in September 2015, offering classes in the areas of marketing, hand lettering, beer brewing, public speaking, social media, photography, and more. All classes are custom-designed and taught by local experts hand-selected by SkillPop. Classes are taught in Charlotte's premier co-working and creative workspaces - and locations vary for every class.
As of July 2016, SkillPop is hosting an average of 25 classes each month and has facilitated learning for over 2,000 students. The company has been featured in local publications such as SouthPark Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, the Charlotte Agenda, on Good Day Charlotte, and was a finalist for the 2016 Knight Foundation Knight Cities Challenge.
Upon seeing the impact locally, it was a natural next step to grow the SkillPop network outside of Charlotte; facing fast and stable success, the company decided its first phase of growth would be to move next door to Raleigh where classes will commence on August 18!
I graduated from NC State, so it's been on my mind to bring SkillPop to Raleigh. As an educational hub with a vibrant culture, Raleigh is the perfect city for SkillPop's next move and we're thrilled to contribute to that community."
Visit SkillPop Raleigh online to sign up for the weekly class announcements and see the very first classes that are being offered. You can also find SkillPop Raleigh on social media for the latest updates, community engagement, contests, and more!
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