Goal of Dallas Conference is to Establish Inclusive Economy for Underestimated Communities

Dallas, TX, October 31, 2019 – ShearShare, the largest provider of on-demand salon and barbershop space rentals worldwide, today announcedthat cofounders Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell will keynote the Day 2 lunch for bigBANG! 2019 to discuss their fundraising journey as non-traditional startup founders.

Powered by The Dallas Foundation, bigBANG! 2019 focuses on improving the systems that institute equity and prosperity and is co-produced by SVP Dallas, United Way, the City of Dallas, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

“The growth of an inclusive economy, the topic for bigBANG! 2019, demands that entrepreneurs from historically marginalized communities have greater access to traditional funding and gatherings of those with power. Having Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell on our bigBANG! stage is more than an honor, it is essential to the change we wish to see,” remarks Tony Fleo, CEO, Social Venture Partners Dallas.

Day 1 of the conference will be hosted at Paul Quinn College and features speakers and sessions on driving mobility and equity in the city of Dallas. Day 2 is hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank and applies a for-profit lens to the 2019 theme of “Inclusive Economy” while exploring the last year of impact investing in Dallas.

Event sessions include the following topics:

  • Not All Impact Investing is Created Equal
  • Legacy of Corporate Philanthropy
  • Immigrants in the Dallas Economy
  • The Entrepreneurs’ Journey: A Conversation with the Cofounders of ShearShare
  • Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan
  • Transportation Equity

The two-day event kicks off at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, and includes a Cry Havoc Theater reading from “Crossing the Line.” For more information and to register to attend, please visit

About ShearShare #ShearShare
ShearShare, winner of Google Demo Day 2018 and Tech Co’s 2016 Startup of the Year, is the first global marketplace that allows salon and barbershop owners to rent their excess suites and booths to licensed cosmetologists and barbers by the day. The ShearShare mobile platform gives owners a chance to make efficient use of their excess space by providing independent stylists on-demand access based on a time and price that’s convenient for them. Launched in late 2016, ShearShare currently serves industry professionals in more than 500 cities and 11 countries. For more information, visit To join the ShearShare community on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter,follow @ShearShare.

About bigBANG! 2019 #bigBANGtx
bigBANG is an annual event that promotes equal access to opportunity. Powered by The Dallas Foundation and co-produced by SVP Dallas, the United Way, the City of Dallas, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, bigBANG ’19 brings local and national leaders together to challenge us to examine the effects of our current institutions and rethink how our systems might best serve our communities.

For more information, please contact:

Jasmin Green, ShearShare,

Kyle Towb, Marketing Director of Marketing,SVP Dallas,