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.
Check out the case study that features our COO, Courtney Caldwell here!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Previous fwbp story:https://fortworthbusiness.com/technology/dallas-cowboys-pro-bowler-jaylon-smith-to-host-minority-entrepreneurs-summit/ Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl linebacker, Jaylon Smith, hosted the second annual Minority Entrepreneurship Institute (MEI) Showcase in Dallas on July 10 at The Star. Five finalists presented at the premiere pitch competition and were awarded $600,000 in investment capital. Smith created the MEI as a way to help minority entrepreneurs gain access […]
Editor’s note: This post is by Courtney and Tye Caldwell, co-founders of McKinney-based app for salon and barbershop booth rentals ShearShare. Traditional salons and barbershops were already moving towards disruption before Covid-19. But in a few short months, the novel coronavirus changed the entire landscape for beauty and barbering businesses across the country. And North […]
The Dallas Cowboys linebacker and his team at the Minority Entrepreneurship Institute hosted a “Shark Tank”-style pitch competition to help Texas-based minority entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Jaylon Smith shared this photo following the MEI Texas Showcase. [Photo: Twitter]BY ALEX EDWARDS • JUL 13, 2020 Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith is on a mission to help minority entrepreneurs grow […]