Two Best Tech Startups in McKinney

Originally published on April 13 here Startups The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in McKinney, Texas. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: Revenue potential Leadership team Brand/product traction Competitive landscape Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, […]

Alumna Tech Entrepreneur Shares Insights at Women’s Leadership Series Event

February 16, 2018 | Alumni, Development, Events, Corporate Courtney Caldwell, MBA’06 “Fail fast,” Courtney Caldwell, MBA’06, told the audience at the most recent Women in Leadership Series event at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. “If you don’t hear anything else from me, then hear ‘fail fast.’ To me, failure is just pivoting. It’s just figuring out another way of […]

L’Oréal’s Women in Digital Awards Take Tech to Task

by Amy Corcoran L‘Oréal’s Women in Digital Next Generation Awards have, for five years now, been elevating and encouraging women in tech to go beyond themselves and produce ideas, creations that world needs. They feed innovation, foster creativity and help to kickstart the competition’s finalists’ futures. On the board of advisors sit 12 powerhouse women, including the likes […]

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 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 […]

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 […]