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Navigating A Startup During A Pandemic With Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell from ShearShare - Startup of the Year Podcast

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On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear a panel discussion from our last Summit with Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell from ShearShare, who both talk about navigating a startup during a pandemic, and more. ShearShare ( is an Established Ventures portfolio company and they are the #1 salon and barbershop booth rental app that creates customized, all-inclusive co-working spaces to boost revenue for all industry pros and owners.

We are again continuing our segment where we highlight one startup from our community. On this episode, the company is Viva Equity Fund, based out of Austin, Texas. Viva is a housing network that allows tenants the flexibility of renting at market rates, while earning up to 8% cash back, which converts into interest-bearing equity at the end of their lease. Learn more by visiting their website:

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Startup of the Year helps diverse, emerging startups, founding teams, and entrepreneurs push their company to the next level. We are a competition, a global community, and a resource. Startup of the Year is also a year-long program that searches the country for a geographically diverse set of startups from all backgrounds and pulls them together to compete for the title of Startup of the Year. The program includes a number of in-person and virtual events, including our annual South By Southwest startup pitch event and competition. All of which culminate at our annual Startup of the Year Summit, where the Startup of the Year winner is announced, along with an opportunity at a potential investment. 

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