ShearShare: Has This Husband-and-Wife Team Stumbled Onto the Next Airbnb? (#29)

Listen to this great podcast! When Tye and Courtney Caldwell were having trouble renting space in their salon, they thought: why isn’t there an app for this? So they created one. But can they convince investors that their skills will transfer from the barbershop to the boardroom? Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil […]

2018 Women in Technology Awards honorees announced

By Dallas Business Journal Staff, originally published here For the 5th annual Women in Technology Awards, the Dallas Business Journal will honor 26 leaders that are making a difference through technology at their workplaces. Applied sciences, bioengineering, FXO IT financials – these women mastermind ways to keep their companies and organizations current and compliant while […]

Behind the scenes with startup founders at Google Demo Day

by Genna McKeel, Senior Partnerships Manager, originally published on Google’s blog Companies all over the world—not just in Silicon Valley—are thinking up their next big idea. Working on the Google for Entrepreneurs team, we see these passionate founders building innovative companies in their hometowns. Google for Entrepreneurs provides financial support and the best of Google’s resources to dozens […]

The Future of Employee-Based Salons

*A MUST-READ* If there is one word to describe where employee-based salons and spas are today, that word would be “uncertainty.” This is a Monday Morning Wake-Up for the industry I have served and loved for over 45 years;  this is for all the employee-based salon/spa owners that have embraced what we teach and coach […]

Five Biggest Mistakes a Salon Owner Can Make

by Celeste Trapp Part 2 Poor Marketing (editor’s note: Part 1 was in last month’s issue of The Stylist) Owning any business is not an easy job or a guarantee for profitability; it’s staying in business that’s tough. If you own a salon or even if you want to own a salon, take note of these five […]

Judges Pick Two Startups at Google Demo Day but not the Triangle Entry

by Allan Maurer, originally published here The judges at Google Day in San Francisco were so impressed with the 11 startups presenting, they picked two winners, Increase and ShearShare. Fathom, the Triangle entry did not win. “Fathom kicked the competition off with a fantastic pitch that represented our region well. While they did not win Google Demo Day, the beauty […]

ShearShare Wins Judge’s Favorite Award at Google Demo Day

ShearShare, a mobile app that lets licensed cosmetologists and barbers rent professional space to work by the day, was awarded Judge’s Favorite at Google Demo Day alongside FinTech startup Increase.  In addition to winning the award, the two companies have received a $250,000 investment commitment from Revolution’s Rise of the Rest (ROTR) seed fund. Founded by Dr. […]

“I went to Google Demo Day in San Francisco for the First Time”

by Roya Sabeti, originally published here This was my first time attending! 🙂 What is Google Demo day? Each year, Google brings together a group of compelling investable companies, from around the world to highlight innovative technology and drive investment beyond Silicon Valley. Besides lunch on the beautiful google rooftop…. It’s never actually this sunny in SF! It’a […]

For Women And Non-White Entrepreneurs, The Idea Comes Easy — The Money Does Not

by KRYSTINA MARTINEZ Josh Baer, left, announces Shearshare founders Courtney and Tye Caldwell the Dallas winners of the Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge. Starting a successful business requires a great idea, paying customers and access to capital if you want it to grow. The business world is tough, but even tougher for people of color and […]