ShearShare Named On Tech Street’s App of the Week

Business success is about finding the sweet spot where supply meets demand. The right recipe mixing supply and demand creates opportunity. Thats is why ShearShare is the App of the Week and Start Up of the Year. ShearShare is the brainchild of Courtney and Tye Caldwell. This ingenious couple created an app that allows barbers, beauticians, […]

California Frowns Upon Commission Wages

by Fred Jones, originally printed here I have spent countless hours on the phone in recent months speaking with California salon owners in a panic about recent changes in our state’s labor laws, specifically how it relates to their long-held practice of paying their employees via commission wages. Writers Note: For those of you applying your […]

ShearShare Wins $100K in Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge

by Sequoia Blodgett | [ BIO ] February 3, 2018 Co-founders, Courtney and Tye Caldwell (Image: ShearShare) ShearShare, a platform that connects salon and barbershop owners to independent stylists to fill unused suites and stations on-demand, recently won $100K in the Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge presented by Capital Factory in partnership with the DEC (the Dallas Entrepreneur Center), […]

18 DFW Startups Vie in Tech.Co’s Reader Poll

BY LANCE MURRAY • JUL 10, 2017 Tech.Co is asking its readers to name their favorite startup in its South region — Central Texas, excluding Austin — in an online Reader’s Choice Poll. The list of startups on the ballot includes 18 from the Dallas-Fort Worth region, and the poll will help Tech.Co in the selection of the top 100 startup […]

Webinar: The Beauty Industry is Changing: Are you Ready?

With members in over 20 different states, the Association of Natural Hair Care Professionals is the largest professional association established to serve the needs of hair care professionals specializing in or interested in the care of naturally curly and tightly coiled hair without the use of chemical relaxers. On October 9, 2017, Dr. Tye Caldwell, Author of Mentored by […]

Beauty Tech Wins at the L’Oréal Digital NEXT Generation Awards

by Tishin Donkersley What an exciting time to be a beauty entrepreneur. According to a report by Forbes, the industry is expected to be a $445 billion market and expected to reach $675 billion by 2020. And according to CB Insights, 62 privately held beauty companies were acquired in 2016. For startups entering the market, it’s looking pretty attractive. […]

ShearShare Co-founder Named Finalist for L’Oréal USA’s ‘Women in Digital’ Awards

As a finalist, Courtney Caldwell will present at L’Oréal USA’s Inspiration Day for a chance to develop a pilot project with the beauty company. BY HEATHER NOEL • SEP 13, 2017 University of Texas at Dallas alumna Courtney Caldwell has been selected as one of three finalists for L’Oréal USA’s Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards. The beauty company’s annual awards program recognizes female entrepreneurs […]

UTD Seed Fund Makes First Startup Investments

The fund launched earlier this year has named its inaugural investments in UTD-releated startups. The UT Dallas Seed Fund has named local startups ShearShare and Cosmunity as its inaugural investments. The evergreen fund launched earlier this year within the university’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed to provide capital to startups progressed beyond an idea and needing to […]

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 […]