A New Front Against Domestic Abuse: The Hairstylist’s Chair

Written by Christine Hauser of the New York Times. Read the article in its entirety here. In the two decades that Angela Smith has been a hairstylist in Chicago, she has heard countless intimate stories from the women who have sat in her chair. Most times the banter is carefree. But sometimes, there are whispers […]

Barbers Included in Jobs That Will Have the Biggest Talent Shortages in 2017

In a new @fastcompany article by writer Lydia Dishman, economists argue that we’ll continue to see a sheer volume of demand for jobs like pharmacy technicians, veterinarians, and . . . drum roll, please . . . barbers!  As the war for talent rages, jobs experts take a hard look at the data and surface which are most in demand. When you […]

ShearShare is “So Cool,” a Mix of Entrepreneurship, Corporate Experience, & Tech

Shaquita Graham, Founder of BlackTekLab.net, debunks a few myths on building success and discusses what it means to be a smart “business builder” and how that relates to technology. In the second segment of her video podcast around minute 5:15, Ms. Graham takes a look at our cofounders, Dr. Tye & Courtney Caldwell, creators of the new […]

ShearShare joins the 19th batch of 500 Startups

By Sophie Hatch ShearShare was excited to announce on Twitter that they are in Batch 19 of 500 Startups, a group of startup founders, mentors, and investors from all over the world. 500 Startups was founded by Dave McClure in 2010. Their company name goes beyond the number 500 though, as they have invested in over 1600 companies to date. Their investments […]

ShearShare Featured on Tech While Black.com

Tech While Black is a social enterprise headquarted in Chicago, IL. The organization is comprised of creative and passionate people that love exploring the intersection between technology and culture. Tech While Black is all about people; networking and bringing the people with common interests together to create synergies. We organize local meetups, classes and workshops, […]

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 […]

#AnotherOne: 500 Startups Announces Batch 19

Official #500STRONG announcement by Elizabeth Yin, 500 Partner and Resident Awesome Chick: It’s that time again! Announcing our latest Mountain View cohort, Batch 19, with 44 companies. Earlier this year, we experimented with vertical tracks to be able to provide greater value to companies, in particular, categories of interest.  These tracks have allowed companies to receive additional […]

[VIDEOS] The Value of Continuing Education

In a 4-part series, Dr. Tye answers a viewer question about the value of continuing education. So many beauty and barbering professionals feel that they were taught all they need to know early in their career and discount the value of seeking advanced knowledge. Know that success in this industry is not just about your skill set . . . […]

[PODCAST] #BITTechTalk Podcast Episode #103

Listen to “#BITTechTalk ep. #103 w/ Courtney and Tye Caldwell – Founders of ShearShare” on Spreaker.   Or copy and paste this URL: https://www.spreaker.com/user/blacksintechnology/bittechtalk-ep-103-w-courtney-and-tye-ca?utm_source=widget&utm_medium=widget