ShearShare Cofounder to Keynote 2020 Austin Startup Week

Capital Factory, along with Google for Startups, Sana Benefits, Baker Botts, and DivInc, will be hosting the Women in Tech Summit to kick off Austin Startup Week. DALLAS – Oct. 3, 2020 — Together with Capital Factory, Google for Startups, DivInc, and others, ShearShare today announced its participation in the 10th annual Austin Startup Week, […]

McKinney couple wants to cut obstacles for cosmetologists, stylists with ShearShare

BY MELISSA REPKO ShearShare — shaking up the salon and barbershop industry and the gig economy Another firm believer in collaboration between established companies and startups is ShearShare, co-founded by Courtney Caldwell and husband Tye. ShearShare is a mobile B2B platform that matches salon and barbershop owners with hair, skin and nail technicians seeking to rent professional […]

U.S. Small Businesses Find a Digital Safety Net During COVID-19

NEW REPORT: 93% of small businesses reported that they have been negatively affected by the pandemic – but digital tools have acted as a digital safety net. Read 3C’s Digitally Driven report, produced in partnership with Google and Greenberg: #GrowWithGoogle here.

Announcing Black Girl Magic Summit Pitch Competition Winners

Three startups founded by Black women were awarded grants from Capital One totaling $50,000 “Your success and story is yours to own – don’t compare it to anyone else’s,” said Marty McDonald, Founder and CEO of Boss Women Media. On August 15 and 16, more than 16,000 people tuned-in for the Black Girl Magic Summit. Capital […]

Meet NTX Inno’s 2020 Inno on Fire Blazer winners

NTX Inno on Fire panel with Dennis Cail (bottom left), co-founder and CEO of Zirtue; Brian Hoang (top middle), CEO of SurviVR; Courtney and Tye Caldwell (top left), co-founders of ShearShare; Richard Margolin (bottom middle), CTO and co-founder of RoboKind; Will Flanagan (bottom right), director of product and strategy at American Inno; and Kevin Cummings […]

Pandemic will drive more stylists to go independent, ‘hairbnb’ founders say

As Covid-19 closes salon doors, more beauticians and barbers are becoming independent contractors. According to Courtney Caldwell, cofounder and COO of ShearShare Inc., about 70 percent of beauticians are independent contractors – and that increase was already disrupting the beauty industry before the pandemic. The industry has the second largest number of freelancers, she said. After […]

Thirty Black Founders in the United States to Watch in 2021

Next week, we kick off the inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator: Black Founders supporting twelve incredible entrepreneurs and their companies over the next three months with the best of Google’s people, programs, and products. These founders represent only 1% of the ~1,000 highly qualified applicants to the Accelerator program, each solving major challenges through entrepreneurship. As the program kicks […]