Tye Caldwell

Visionary Founder of ShearShare, reshaping the beauty industry, Author, Educator, and Award-Winning Salon Owner with a Global Impact

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Dr. Tye Caldwell is the Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer of ShearShare, the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app. Recognized as a tech visionary and industry pioneer, Dr. Caldwell has grown ShearShare to be the greatest engine of jobs and wealth creation for the beauty and barbering industry. By redesigning the B2B beauty industry and serving an underserved niche, Tye is enabling more than 1,000,000 licensed professionals to work on their terms and maximize their earnings potential, while salon and barbershop owners make money on unused space.

Prior to creating ShearShare, Tye owned and operated an award-winning salon in Dallas, Texas, which was the genesis behind ShearShare. He has worked in beauty for 26 years as a master barber-stylist, educator, and small business coach, offering his decades of industry knowledge as a proven roadmap.

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. He coaches the next generation of salon and barbershop owners, and 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. ShearShare was the first Texas startup to win Google Demo Day 2018, Tech. Co’s Startup of the Year 2016, and was named a TechWeek100. Mr. Caldwell’s work has been featured in Fast Company, the New York Times, Black Enterprise, the Washington Post, Forbes, Modern Salon, and TechCrunch.

Dr. Tye Caldwell is a licensed instructor and educator, and received his Doctorate of Professional Barbering from Miracle University. He relocated from McKinney, Texas to Buffalo, New York with his cofounder wife, Courtney Caldwell. He enjoys international travel, reading, and spending time with his wife, Courtney, and 22-year-old son, Trey, a senior cadet and football player at the United States Air Force Academy. Dr. Tye recently summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, in seven days.

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Mentor by Failure

From Salon Owner to Tech Founder: A One-Man Monologue on How NOT to Discount your Own Expertise

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How Do You Keep Stress From Crushing You as a Startup CEO

Economic Mobility: How to Create Jobs and Wealth in Underserved Markets

The Future of Work: 7 Ways Society Benefits When We Work Where We Live

Leading with a Servant’s Heart: Best Practices for Building Remote Teams

Lonely leadership: How to Operate in the Company’s Only Peerless Role

Fortified Founders: How Partnership & Parenthood Strengthen the Startup Journey

Dr. Tye Caldwell speaks on a variety of topics that range from entrepreneurship, business, financial literacy, faith and spirituality, and how he balances marriage and family while running a tech startup with his wife and Cofounder of ShearShare, Courtney Caldwell.

Dr. Tye Caldwell and Courtney Caldwell are available for joint appearances.


43North: The Key to a Successful Co-Founder Relationship
BigBangTX 2019 Inclusive Economy
Beyond the Technique: Introducing HAIRbnb, with Dr. Tye Caldwell!
ShearShare is Transforming the Beauty Industry Dr Tye and Courtney Caldwell
Black Enterprise: Fundraising from Startup to Scale Up in the Tech Space
Business Insider Ignition 2018: ShearShare
Google for Startups: Demo Day 2018 - Hosted By Google
ShearShare Co-Founders Balance Marriage and Running a Tech Startup


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