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ShearShare’s Courtney & Dr. Tye Caldwell Selected as Members of the 2024 EY Entrepreneurs Access Network Cohort


Buffalo, New York, February 2, 2024 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announces Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell, cofounders of ShearShare, an award-winning mobile marketplace that provides flexible workspace solutions for the beauty and barbering industry, as members of the 2024 EY Entrepreneurs Access Network (EAN) cohort. EAN is a business accelerator program created to support founders of Black- and Hispanic/Latino-owned companies. Thirty-six entrepreneurs representing seven industries were selected by an independent panel of executives. The 2024 EAN cohort members were selected based on their leadership skills and business acumen as well as their company’s culture, level of innovation and potential for scalability. 

“EY has cultivated a fantastic entrepreneurial ecosystem, and we are delighted to connect the 2024 EAN cohort to that community and offer our advice and support,” said Lee Henderson, Americas EY Private Leader and Executive Sponsor of EAN. “It’s inspiring to see the strides members of our EAN community make through their time in the program – from building connections that have led to major contracts and funding, to friendships that have turned into pivotal business partnerships. These business leaders are sure to broaden the already significant impact they make in their communities, to our overall economy, and society at large.”

EAN participants access assessments, one-on-one coaching, a customized curriculum designed for entrepreneurs, online tools and access to an incredible established entrepreneur ecosystem that helps them to accelerate their businesses. Entrepreneurs of color are a critical economic force, operating more than 8 million businesses and generating $1.4 trillion1 in revenue ― yet barriers such as lack of access to capital and networks continue to exist. The EAN program aims to close these and other gaps for diverse-owned founders and entrepreneurs. Since its inception, the program has helped align participants to capital, customers and other connections. 

“We look forward to the opportunities for collaboration within EY’s valuable network,” says Courtney Caldwell, CEO. “Dr. Tye and I are grateful for the opportunity we will have to engage with EY resources to help accelerate the impact of our business.”

For more information, please visit ey.com/EAN.

About ShearShare
ShearShare, a Fast Company World-Changing App, is a venture-backed technology company aimed at maximizing the earnings potential of beauty and barbering professionals worldwide. Founded in 2015, ShearShare currently serves industry professionals in more than 950 cities and is the largest provider of on-demand salon and barbershop space rentals worldwide. Managing more than $200 million in workspace assets, ShearShare is the first global marketplace that allows licensed cosmetologists and barbers to rent space to work by the day. For more information, visit ShearShare.com. To join the ShearShare community on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, follow @ShearShare.

 U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, accessed Jan. 10, 2024,  sbc.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ID=B68640C8-7C88-4BF3-88F4-B13311D935D7