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Guest Speaker: Courtney Caldwell, Co-Founder & COO of  ShearShare

Topic: How to Start Something from Scratch and Keep Going … and Other Lessons Learned Launching a Killer Upstart

Ten years ago, the idea of a stylist renting salon space by the day would have seemed bizarre. Today it’s becoming a common phenomenon. ShearShare is ushering in a new era and redefining the future of work for the beauty and barbering industry worldwide, but it wasn’t without hiccups and missteps. Join us as Courtney Caldwell, Co-Founder & COO of ShearShare, winner of Google Demo Day 2018 and Tech Co Startup of the Year 2016, shares her inspiring journey from start to now. Learn how Courtney transitioned from corporate marketing to being a tech entrepreneur.

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About Our Speaker: Courtney Caldwell

Courtney Caldwell spent almost 2 decades building winning teams in tech marketing for global enterprises, SMBs, and startups. She held full P&L responsibility for marketing departments and budgets, across 5 continents, and amassed a handful of successful exits.

Today, she is the Co-Founder and COO of beauty-tech startup, ShearShare. Prior to co-founding ShearShare, Courtney managed a boutique consulting firm where she fast-tracked international sales and marketing success for brands, such as Zendesk, Zenefits, and Qualtrics. Courtney held leadership positions in early-stage and late-stage tech organizations: vice president of marketing for Marketing Advocate, Global Director of Oracle’s digital marketing strategy and innovations group, Head of Demand Generation and JAPAC field marketing at RightNow Technologies. Her leadership in demand and revenue generation at RightNow was instrumental in the $1.45B acquisition of the company.

Courtney is a winner of two 2016 Killer Content Awards. She was named a 2015 Direct Marketing News “40 Under 40” Honoree, a “Top #Nifty50 Women in Tech on Twitter,” Distinguished Young Alumna of the Year by Texas Military Institute, and was a finalist for the 2013-2014 DFW American Marketing Association “Marketer of the Year” Award.

Courtney holds a Cum Laude, Bachelors of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, with marketing honors and early graduation. She also has an MBA, Marketing, from University of Texas at Dallas.

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NOTE: October 2018 is our last regular monthly meeting of 2018. Please check our calendar for the November special event. Our next regular monthly meeting will be in January 2019!