Former head of StartUp Spokane will drive investment in regional entrepreneurs and nonprofits
Craft3 has hired Megan Hulsey, a small business advocate with deep roots in Eastern Washington, as a Business Lender in Spokane. In her new role, she’ll find and invest in small businesses and nonprofits. Most recently, Hulsey provided entrepreneur assistance, brokered relationships, and ran educational events at StartUp Spokane.
“We are thrilled to welcome Megan to the Craft3 team. Megan knows how to create meaningful connections between financial institutions, businesses, and entrepreneurs within the community,” said Adam Zimmerman, President and CEO of Craft3. “Her deep experience as an advocate and entrepreneur herself will amplify our company’s impact in Eastern Washington.”
“For years, I’ve connected the Spokane small business community with resources to help their business start and grow,” said Megan Hulsey. “Joining Craft3 allows me to leverage that background and help entrepreneurs access the capital they need to grow.”
Prior to joining Craft3, Hulsey was also a Principal Consultant at UpStart Consulting where she advised clients on fundraising, equity investments and debt financing as well as assisted them in developing growth strategies for their business.
In 2018, Hulsey was recognized by The Spokesman Review as a difference maker within the community.
With support from the Empire Health Foundation, City Council President Ben Stuckart, and other community members, Craft3 opened its Spokane office in March 2015 to provide an additional source of capital for small businesses throughout the greater Eastern Washington region. Recent investments in the Spokane region include Hello Sugar,, TT’s Old Iron Brewery, MorrHeat, Fletcher’s Sauce Co. and Better Futures Together Family Services.