18 DFW Startups Vie in Tech.Co’s Reader Poll

BY LANCE MURRAY • JUL 10, 2017 Tech.Co is asking its readers to name their favorite startup in its South region — Central Texas, excluding Austin — in an online Reader’s Choice Poll. The list of startups on the ballot includes 18 from the Dallas-Fort Worth region, and the poll will help Tech.Co in the selection of the top 100 startup […]

Beauty Tech Wins at the L’Oréal Digital NEXT Generation Awards

by Tishin Donkersley What an exciting time to be a beauty entrepreneur. According to a report by Forbes, the industry is expected to be a $445 billion market and expected to reach $675 billion by 2020. And according to CB Insights, 62 privately held beauty companies were acquired in 2016. For startups entering the market, it’s looking pretty attractive. […]

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 […]

16 Ways Leading Entrepreneurial Women Balance Work and Life

by Elliot Volkman There is a myth often shared amongst entrepreneurs and those working in startups that achieving work-life balance is within the realm of possibility. Not just a possibility, but after you put in the foundation and grueling first few years of work, you can switch over to a standard 9-5, while spending time with […]

After 500 Startups, ShearShare Plans Silicon Valley Move

by Elliot Volkman. Read story in its original form here. Last year we dubbed a new startup, ShearShare, startup of the year due to a combination of their amazing team and organizational focus. When we last spoke to the founders, Courtney and Tye Caldwell, they were nearing the end of their time with 500 Startups, but already seeing the […]

How “Couplepreneurs” Make Each Other Better

In the world of entrepreneurship, it’s not uncommon to find cofounders being husband and wife who are able to keep their partnership going strong before and after clocking out at the end of the day. Tech.Co’s own CEO Frank Gruber and COO Jen Consalvo, exemplify the “couplepreneurs” of the startup world: They teamed up to head Tech.Co, and the media […]

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 […]

Startup Spotlight on ShearShare, Cutting Edge Beauty App for Stylists & Salon Owners

Article originally posted by inDinero’s Melissa Hollis to Customer Spotlight, Case Studies ShearShare’s Story ShearShare, like most great business ideas, originated at the intersection of expertise and necessity. The ShearShare mobile app helps barbers and cosmetologists find open booths to work while salon owners turn their empty chairs into extra dollars. What started as leveraging their personal connections between beauticians and […]

ShearShare Wins Tech. Co Startup of the Year 2016!

At this year’s Innovate! and Celebrate, McKinney, TX-based startup and YC Fellow ShearShare won first place in the Startup of the Year competition. Chosen from an initial batch of nearly 1,000 startups and after semi-finalist competition against approximately 50 other startups in the Startup of the Year race, ShearShare convinced judges that they deserved the top spot […]