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Married Founder Duo Builds Tech to Keep Salon Chairs Filled | Tye & Courtney Caldwell, ShearShare

Build Tech Stack Equity

Many non-technical aspiring entrepreneurs are held back from launching tech companies for fear of not knowing how to code.  Tye & Courtney Caldwell had big dreams matched by the drive to manifest their vision for keeping salon chairs filled and beauticians/barbers earning money.  Strapped with expertise in the beauty salon industry, this dynamic duo made relationships the gasoline that powered their knack for getting answers to their most pressing questions at the right time.  Founder Bio: Dr. Tye Caldwell: Dr. Tye Caldwell is the Cofounder & CEO of ShearShare, the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app. A 26-year industry veteran, master barber-stylist, and salon and barbershop owner, Dr. Tye is recognized as a tech visionary and industry pioneer. His mission is to help beauty and barbering professionals around the world maximize their earnings potential. Mrs. Courtney Caldwell: Courtney Caldwell is the Cofounder & COO of beauty-tech startup, ShearShare, the first mobile app that lets stylists quickly find affordable salon and barbershop space to lease near them. Named an Inc. magazine 2019 Female Founders 100 and the 2017 L’Oreal Women in Digital NEXT Generation Award winner, Courtney’s mission is to empower industry professionals and help keep our small businesses open. Joint Bio: Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell are the cofounders of ShearShare, the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app. Recognized as tech visionaries and industry pioneers, the Caldwells’ mission is to help fellow beauty and barbering professionals around the world maximize their earnings potential. ShearShare is the first Texas startup to win Google Demo Day, L’Oreal’s Women in Digital NEXT Generation Award, and Tech. Co’s Startup of the Year. The Caldwells’ work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fast Company, Forbes, Black Enterprise, Modern Salon, and Salon Today. They are alums of YC Fellowship and 500 Startups, two world-renowned programs for creating top-end entrepreneurs.   The Caldwells live in McKinney, Texas, and are proud parents to son Trey, a second-year cadet and football player at the United States Air Force Academy. 1:56   Why don’t more couples start companies together? 2:43  Making the entrepreneurial leap | The origin of ShearShare 5:50  Listen to your customers problems. They will give you product ideas 8:22  How services businesses can be a great precursor to a highly scalable tech company 11:28  Participating in the Google for Startups Accelerator for black founders 14:39  Preparing ShearShare for an AI future and creating hyper-personalization for barbers and stylists 19:42  Getting to an MVP | Building a tech platform/app as non-technical founders 22:59  Identifying and acquiring technical talent to build the first version of the application 24:49  “You’re saying we should drain the what? The 401k”… Betting on yourself as a founder 27:20  Moving from contractors to full-time engineers 29:50  Learning lessons building a marketplace | Solving the chicken and egg problem 34:00  Establishing a pricing model 35:34  Building traction via word-of-mouth 38:24  The entrepreneurial mindset | Confidence, risk, generational wealth, betting on yourself 44:36  May 2021 – Exciting news coming from ShearShare

45mins

31 Mar 2021

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40: Power Couple Innovating The Beauty Industry ft. Dr. Tye & Courtney Caldwell Pt. 2

How They Did It Podcast

Hello and welcome to the “How They Did It” Business podcast! I’m your host Alec Taylor, founder of DiverseVC. In Part 2 of today’s podcast we have Dr. Tye Caldwell and Courtney Caldwell, co-founders of ShearShare, the largest provider of on-demand salon and barbershop space rentals in the market. The ShearShare app gives licensed beauty and barbering professionals the freedom and flexibility to rent workspace by the day in cities all over the world, while salon and barbershop owners make money on unused space! Prior to ShearShare, Tye and Courtney owned and operated an award-winning salon in Dallas, Texas, which was the genesis behind ShearShare. Dr. Tye serves on the Advisory Boards for multiple beauty schools and is a frequent guest lecturer at barber colleges and hairstyling institutes around the globe. His #1 best-selling book, ‘Mentored by Failure: A 5-point Guide to Long-Term Success in the Beauty & Style Industry’, is often used for continuing education curriculum. Courtney recently received an honorary doctorate degree from Miracle University, and is the 33rd African-American female to raise $1 million in venture funding! Thank you for listening!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/diversevc/support

1hr 7mins

16 Feb 2021

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39: Power Couple Innovating The Beauty Industry ft. Dr. Tye & Courtney Caldwell Pt. 1

How They Did It Podcast

Hello and welcome to the “How They Did It” Business podcast! I’m your host Alec Taylor, founder of DiverseVC. In Part 1 of today’s podcast we have Dr. Tye Caldwell and Courtney Caldwell, co-founders of ShearShare, the largest provider of on-demand salon and barbershop space rentals in the market. The ShearShare app gives licensed beauty and barbering professionals the freedom and flexibility to rent workspace by the day in cities all over the world, while salon and barbershop owners make money on unused space! Prior to ShearShare, Tye and Courtney owned and operated an award-winning salon in Dallas, Texas, which was the genesis behind ShearShare. Dr. Tye serves on the Advisory Boards for multiple beauty schools and is a frequent guest lecturer at barber colleges and hairstyling institutes around the globe. His #1 best-selling book, ‘Mentored by Failure: A 5-point Guide to Long-Term Success in the Beauty & Style Industry’, is often used for continuing education curriculum. Courtney recently received an honorary doctorate degree from Miracle University, and is the 33rd African-American female to raise $1 million in venture funding! Thank you for listening!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/diversevc/support

34mins

16 Feb 2021

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Episode 5 - Dr. Tye & Courtney Caldwell of ShearShare

Everything Starts Small

Lifetime Entrepreneur and Barber for over 30 years saw an opportunity, a need, and seized it. By staying ready and listening, the founders of ShearShare were able to take a small moment, and turn it into something transformative; the first B2B platform for barbers and hairstylists to rent a chair and salon on-demand. From running one salon to impacting salons across the nation - everything starts small. www.shearshare.com

35mins

11 Nov 2020

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Disrupting the Salon Industry with ShearShare’s Co-Founder, Courtney Caldwell

Black Beauty Bytes

ShearShare’s beauty technology platform has changed the way beauty pros service their clients. Learn more about how AI will take the company to the next level.

40mins

28 Sep 2020

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Bonus Episode: Cocktails with Courtney Caldwell and Montana Horsfall

Funky Tipples: The Home Bar Advice Podcast

We had a fun ol' time making cocktails at the end of the interview. I would feel remiss if I did not include that as well as some talk of local musicians.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

23mins

3 Sep 2020

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Sexism in the Bar Industry w/ Courtney Caldwell & Montana Horsfall pt. 2

Funky Tipples: The Home Bar Advice Podcast

Today we continue a conversation with a couple very good friends who are doing amazing things in and around the bar industry. For more information you can follow: Courtney Caldwell - https://www.courtney-caldwell.com/ Montana Horsfall - https://www.blackhatdistillery.com/ https://www.craftcocktailinc.com/ -- IG: https://www.instagram.com/funkytipples/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/funkytipples/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

31mins

19 Aug 2020

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Sexism in the Bar Industry w/ Courtney Caldwell & Montana Horsfall pt. 1

Funky Tipples: The Home Bar Advice Podcast

Today we start a conversation with a couple very good friends who are doing amazing things in and around the bar industry. For more information you can follow: Courtney Caldwell - https://www.courtney-caldwell.com/ Montana Horsfall - https://www.blackhatdistillery.com/ https://www.craftcocktailinc.com/ -- IG: https://www.instagram.com/funkytipples/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/funkytipples/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

30mins

10 Aug 2020

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#0031 - Navigating 2020 with the Founders of ShearShare, Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell

Startup of the Year Podcast

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear from Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell, the co-founders of ShearShare, which is the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app, which is also of the Startup of the Year Alumni company and Established Ventures portfolio company.   During the episode, we hear some interesting insights from two Black startup entrepreneurs as they navigate the COVID-19 landscape and provide their thoughts about the Black Lives Matter movement.  Courtney Caldwell was named a 2019 Inc Female Founder 100 and she was the 33rd Black Female to Raise $1m. Tye Caldwell is recognized as a tech visionary and industry pioneer, whose mission is to help beauty and barbering professionals around the world maximize their earnings potential.   Make sure to also tune-in to our online virtual event that we have coming up on Thursday, July 23 from 1 - 2:30 PM EDT. The event is the Startup of the Year Pitch Competition: Honoring U.S. Veteran Founders and is Presented by Established & Sponsored by .US.  RSVP to join us online! The event is also one of the virtual events that lead up to the 8th Annual Startup of the Year Competition & Summit which will be inline this year and take place on November 9th and 10th. The Summit will help startups elevate their brand and grow networks. The Top 100 Semi Finalists will compete for up to $20K in potential investments from Established Ventures, the championship title, and more!  Startups should apply today at startupofyear.com/application As always, please check out the Established website and subscribe to the newsletter at: www.est.us   Checkout Startup of the Year at: www.startupofyear.com/   Subscribe to the Startup of the Year Daily Deal Flow: www.startupofyear.com/daily-dealflow   Subscribe to the Startup of the Year podcast: http://startupoftheyear.libsyn.com/ Subscribe to the Established YouTube Channel: https://soty.link/ESTYouTube

40mins

9 Jul 2020

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Interview with Courtney Caldwell: Co-founder ShearShare

Professional Chronicles with Patricia Kathleen

Interview with Courtney Caldwell: Co-founder & COO of beauty-tech startup, ShearShare, the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app. https://shearshare.com/ This podcast series is hosted by Patricia Kathleen and Wilde Agency Media. This series is a platform for women (including female-identified & non-binary individuals) to share their professional stories and personal narrative as it relates to their story. This podcast is designed to hold a space for all individuals to learn from their counterparts regardless of age, status, or industry.

41mins

2 Feb 2020

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