How the Startup of the Year Competition Impacts Its Winners

Between October 9th and 11th, 2017, Innovate! and Celebrate conference will descend on downtown San Francisco for its fifth annual Startup of the Year event. You can read up on what to expect from the event, which is created through the partnership between TechCo and Consumer Technology Association (CTA). But to best understand what benefits the conference and its […]

ShearShare Was Created Out of Frustration & Need

According to the STL Black Biz Business Directory: ShearShare brings a salon near you. Businesses are created out of need. ShearShare was created on the basis of this mindset. Founders, Tye and Courtney Caldwell are the owners of Salon74 by Tye. Their salon began to grow and with that they found an increased need for stylists. The […]

UTD Seed Fund Offers Startup Capital to Its Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs who intersect with The University of Texas at Dallas, there’s a new source of startup funding BY UT DALLAS NAVEEN JINDAL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT • JUL 12, 2017   For entrepreneurs who intersect with The University of Texas at Dallas, there’s a new source of startup funding. The UT Dallas Seed Fund offers up to $25,000 to any […]

Sillycon Valley: Quiz key to the real and fake startup pitches

by Cromwell Schubarth, TechFlash Editor of the Silicon Valley Business Journal Before you go any further, have you taken the quiz about startup pitches to determine which are real and which are fake? If you haven’t, click here to take the quiz and then come back. If you have taken the quiz and educated yourself about “Sillycon Valley”— or if you […]

ShearShare New Partnership Simplifies the Financials for Solo Artists

ShearShare, a global marketplace that allows salon and barbershop owners to rent their excess suites and booths to licensed cosmetologists and barbers on demand, has partnered with Track and First American Payment Systems to provide financial resources to self-employed beauty and grooming professionals who use the ShearShare platform. Powered by Track, freelance beauty and grooming professionals will now have access […]

5 Beauty Tech Companies Founded by Black Entrepreneurs

In a world dominated by mobile applications, here are some beauty industry standouts by Sequoia Blodgett, Silicon Valley Tech Editor at Black Enterprise In a world dominated by mobile applications, here are some standouts in the beauty industry that were created by black entrepreneurs. SWIVEL Swivel allows users to discover and book the best stylists for textured hair […]

Black Enterprise: Fundraising from Startup to Scale Up in the Tech Space

Streamed live on May 18, 2017 Our ShearShare cofounders were invited to speak at the 2017 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Houston, Texas, last week. Watch the video below, here’s how they paid it forward: Raising capital is one of the most challenging aspects of entrepreneurship. Leading venture capital experts and entrepreneurs who have secured financing […]

ShearShare Receives Seed Funding from UT-Dallas Blackstone LaunchPad!

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, the University of Texas at Dallas hosted the grand opening of its Blackstone LaunchPad. Congrats to our team for being the first alumni recipient of the UT Dallas seed fund! Here’s to a long, prosperous relationship. Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus-based entrepreneurship program at UT Dallas. The program is accessible by over […]