ShearShare: Has This Husband-and-Wife Team Stumbled Onto the Next Airbnb? (#29)

Listen to this great podcast! When Tye and Courtney Caldwell were having trouble renting space in their salon, they thought: why isn’t there an app for this? So they created one. But can they convince investors that their skills will transfer from the barbershop to the boardroom? Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil […]

Behind the scenes with startup founders at Google Demo Day

by Genna McKeel, Senior Partnerships Manager, originally published on Google’s blog Companies all over the world—not just in Silicon Valley—are thinking up their next big idea. Working on the Google for Entrepreneurs team, we see these passionate founders building innovative companies in their hometowns. Google for Entrepreneurs provides financial support and the best of Google’s resources to dozens […]

Black History’s Hidden Figures That Inspired Today’s Innovators

by BRITTNEY OLIVER Originally published at https://www.fastcompany.com/40535458/how-todays-black-entrepreneurs-were-inspired-by-historys-hidden-figures Five groundbreaking black innovators you should know, and the modern entrepreneurs they inspired Annie Easley</b [Photo: NASA] BY BRITTNEY OLIVER7 MINUTE READ Many of the products we consume today were made possible by the innovations, leadership, and inventions of black entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists. Their groundbreaking work has made an impression on […]

Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell give beauty pros freedom with ShearShare

by Alaina Nicole From cornrows to high-top fades, history has repeated itself with the most eccentric styles in the beauty industry. Unfortunately, the talented professionals behind these iconic hairdos have struggled to find and maintain their footing. Power couple Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell saw this gap between advancing from the kitchen to the salon and created the app ShearShare, […]

The ShearShare Power Couple Takes Their Startup to The Next Level

by Kandia Johnson Strategic partnerships are advancing their startup Since September 2016, Black Enterprise.com has followed the journey of ShearShare, a marketplace which allows salon and barbershop owners to rent their excess suites and booths to licensed cosmetologists and barbers on demand with their phone, in cities and countries around the world. Now, Shear Share co-founders, husband-and-wife Courtney and Tye Caldwell, […]

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 […]

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 […]