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 […]

For Women And Non-White Entrepreneurs, The Idea Comes Easy — The Money Does Not

by KRYSTINA MARTINEZ Josh Baer, left, announces Shearshare founders Courtney and Tye Caldwell the Dallas winners of the Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge. Starting a successful business requires a great idea, paying customers and access to capital if you want it to grow. The business world is tough, but even tougher for people of color and […]

ShearShare Snags Win in Capital Factory Diversity Challenge

The challenge was put on by Capital Factory in partnership with DivInc and The Dallas Entrepreneur Center. Finalists pitched Tuesday in the building that will house Capital Factory’s first Dallas location.  ShearShare founders Courtney and Tye Caldwell BY NICHOLAS SAKELARIS • JAN 24, 2018 ShearShare founders Courtney and Tye Caldwell won $100,000 in the Dallas Diversity & Inclusion […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who is the Serena Williams of Tech? HINT: ShearShare Made the List!

Follow author Jewel Burks, Founder of @Partpic + Diversity Evangelist @Google on Twitter at @JewelMelanie. To read the original story in its entirety, click here. I saw this question on Twitter yesterday. Many of the replies to the question were disappointing to me, so I decided to write my own answer. Below are my thoughts on the […]