[PRESS RELEASE] AACS Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Department of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 10, 2017 — The American Association of Cosmetology Schools, the largest trade group in its industry, today filed suit against the U.S. Department of Education. AACS is seeking relief from regulations of the U.S. Secretary of Education that threaten the well-being of many of its 750 constituent schools and the education and […]

ShearShare Named a Silicon Valley Business Journal Favorite

Maybe it was the politically charged times or perhaps it was the campy possibilities of a Valentine’s Day theme that amped up the energy levels of 500 Startups’ Demo Day. Wherever the charge came from, sparks flew at the Computer History Museum on Wednesday afternoon. At the center of it all, as usual, was 500 […]

ShearShare Named App of the Week

Written by Tom Huskerson 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 […]

A New Front Against Domestic Abuse: The Hairstylist’s Chair

Written by Christine Hauser of the New York Times. Read the article in its entirety here. In the two decades that Angela Smith has been a hairstylist in Chicago, she has heard countless intimate stories from the women who have sat in her chair. Most times the banter is carefree. But sometimes, there are whispers […]

ShearShare: From Humble Beginnings to Disrupting the Beauty Space

Written by Philip Bennett on November 17, 2016 It’s magical to watch new companies share their brilliant ideas and compete. There’s almost nothing more uniquely human than taking an idea and turning it into something real — and that’s what nearly 50 startups at the Tech.Co “Innovate and Celebrate!” event did. The Tech.Co Startup of […]

#AnotherOne: 500 Startups Announces Batch 19

Official #500STRONG announcement by Elizabeth Yin, 500 Partner and Resident Awesome Chick: It’s that time again! Announcing our latest Mountain View cohort, Batch 19, with 44 companies. Earlier this year, we experimented with vertical tracks to be able to provide greater value to companies, in particular, categories of interest.  These tracks have allowed companies to receive additional […]

#Vote for ShearShare in the 2016 Pitchocracy Competition!

VOTE for ShearShare! Entrepreneurs know every vote counts. Pitchocracy is an interactive pitch competition that celebrates the grit, determination and spirit of Texas entrepreneurs. Ten startups have been selected as finalists. Please take a moment to vote for ShearShare to advance to the final pitch event this month. Online Judging begins November 1, 2016 Cast your vote and […]

[RADIO INTERVIEW] #BITTechTalk episode #103

Blacks In Technology is a tech and media org. whose focus is to increase visibility, increase participation, and change the perceptions of people of African descent in the tech field. On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by Courtney and Tye Caldwell, cofounders of the beauty-tech startup @ShearShare, an […]

ShearShare is a “Simple, Great, Well-Put-Together App”

The team at Minority Java is on a mission to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and minority entrepreneurs. In its October 2016 issue, ShearShare is named a “Top Black App.” Thank you, Minority Java! Watch the app review here: