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Gov. John Hickenlooper Recognizes "Colorado Craftsy Day"

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DENVER, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Craftsy and Gov. John Hickenlooper invite Coloradans to celebrate Craftsy's success in bringing jobs to Colorado by signing up for a free online class on Wednesday, May 21, Colorado Craftsy Day. Craftsy, the online destination for makers to learn, create and share, is a fast-growing Denver-based technology company that has transformed traditional crafts and enthusiast hobbies by using cutting edge technology and proven teaching methods to help students learn creative skills – such as quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, cooking, art and photography – that were historically passed down through generations via family connections, live classes or printed resources. The Denver-based startup has brought nearly 200 jobs to Colorado since its launch three years ago.

Craftsy is the preeminent online destination for passionate makers to learn, create and share.

"Innovative technology companies like Craftsy are a huge part of why we're seeing a boost in the state's economy," Hickenlooper said. "Colorado is now home to five of the top 20 Metros for Tech startup communities in the United States: Boulder and Fort Collins are at 1 and 2, Denver is at 6, Colorado Springs is at 9 and Grand Junction is at 19. Craftsy has brought new jobs to our state, with plans for continued local growth, just as Colorado keeps growing as a burgeoning tech hub that supports creative entrepreneurship."

"Colorado is a great place to start a business, and we can't imagine having built Craftsy anywhere else. We're proud to be celebrating our third birthday and excited to give back to our home state by offering Coloradans a chance to enroll in a class for free on Colorado Craftsy Day," said John Levisay, co-founder and CEO of Craftsy. "We invite makers from across the state to flex their creative muscles with us as part of today's giveaway."

"Denver has emerged as the startup and small business capital of the nation thanks to our impressive roster of fast-growing firms like Craftsy. I congratulate the firm on three successful years and I wish them continued growth, expansion and job creation in this burgeoning ideas economy," said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock.

As part of the celebration, Craftsy is giving away one free class to each Colorado resident that visits Craftsy today. Residents can enroll in their free class by visiting http://www.craftsy.com/colorado.

About Craftsy

Craftsy is the preeminent online destination for passionate makers to learn, create and share. With classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, cooking, photography and many more categories, over three million makers are taking their skills to new heights alongside the world's best instructors. Craftsy's online classes combine top-quality content, anytime convenience and the intimacy of an in-person experience. Members of the Craftsy community – whether neighbors or makers across the world – inspire and support each other with ideas, tips and positive feedback along the way. For more information, visit www.craftsy.com.

Contact:

Sonie Guseh | 212.784.5698| sguseh@groupgordon.com  
Eric Brown | 303.547.5308 | eric.brown@state.co.us
Amber Miller | 720.865.9095 | Amber.Miller@denvergov.org

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