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IOTimeline

As with most startup industries, IoT has always been a risky idea. Teaching the machines surrounding us to communicate? It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but that’s the reality in which we now live. In 1950 Alan Turing recommended that “it is best to provide the machine with the best sense organs…

 
 

IOTimeline

As with most startup industries, IoT has always been a risky idea. Teaching the machines surrounding us to communicate? It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but that’s the reality in which we now live. In 1950 Alan Turing recommended that “it is best to provide the machine with the best sense organs…

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What’s Next? 4 Startup Trends

Happy Tuesday startup world! If you’ve noticed the trend, our articles typically come out on Tuesdays. We like to miss your manic Monday mood and still deliver your week an early boost. Trends are interesting things. Those who follow trends too closely can be doomed to see-saw through life. Those who anticipate or predict trends…

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A Look into Cannon Ventures

Back in May you may remember reading about a launch party for a new group growing from within The Cannon. Cannon Ventures, an angel investment network founded within our walls, stepped from conception to execution as rising-star startups Data Gumbo and Thrive + pitched to a room packed with eager, savvy investors. Now, just two…

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Capital Culture Capitols

Throughout time, cities have acted as centers of commerce, culture, and creativity. Out of need, for work, for shelter, or for safety, people flock to cities and bring with them a rich diversity of thought and way-of-life. When ancient Greeks left the countryside for cities like Thebes, Athens, and Sparta, those city-states produced some of…

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Startup Celebrities

Celebrity businesses have always been…entertaining. We’ve seen business made entertainment, like Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. Last year saw entertainment turned business-gone-wrong, as Ja Rule’s Fyre Fest failed in flaming glory while racking up criminal charges along the way. No matter what, entertainers do just that – entertain. Some of the biggest stars, however, invest and…

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Startup World Cup

We have World Cup fever at The Cannon, and if you haven’t been paying attention, you’re missing out. Golden goals, goalie gaffes, and historic upsets have made this the wackiest World Cup in living memory. Despite the United States’ lamentable absence from the fixture festivities, the teams playing have provided nothing short of top notch…

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The American Startup

Fourth of July is finally here! Flags, fireworks, family and maybe (just maybe) a one day reprieve from startup madness. While we contemplated kicking back and celebrating the country we love, we couldn’t stop thinking about the startups we love. So for this, America’s birthday edition of The Cannon blog, we bring you a pack…

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Startup Personalities

Starting a company? Difficult. Starting a company by yourself? Insane. No matter the level of genius, passion, or drive, every entrepreneur excels best by gathering a capable team to carry out their mission. Teams, like the people who comprise them, come in every shape and size and have various strengths. Startup teams demand a rigorous…

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Philanthropic Founders

“Starting a company is like eating glass and staring into the abyss.” Here at The Cannon, that Elon Musk quote is one of our favorites. We’re in the business of supporting those brave souls who believe in something so passionately, they’re willing to take that plunge. The blood, sweat, and desktop dinners that come with…

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