412, 2018

Oil & Gas Startups to Watch

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Founders Focus, News and Updates|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Oil & Gas. Texas’ bread and butter. Between exploration, production, and refinement, oil and gas touches, and funds, almost everything inside this great state. However, an industry so staggeringly broad and interwoven with the fabric of our society is in danger of stagnating, becoming complacent, and collapsing under its own weight. Lucky for us, innovators in Texas and beyond are changing the field by applying new ideas and technologies [...]

2711, 2018

Tax Law and Your Startup

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: News and Updates, Startup Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

People are calling the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act the first major tax shake-up in three decades. While the full scope of the changes brought about by this new act is yet unseen, there’s no denying the sweeping effects these new tax laws touch every aspect of American life. But how can these laws potentially affect the startup world? We took a deeper dive below:  C-Corp Tax ReductionMost [...]

2011, 2018

EllieGrid: A Spoonful of Sugar

By |November 20th, 2018|Categories: Founders Focus, News and Updates|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

People don’t like taking their medicine. It’s been true since Mary Poppins offered up a spoonful of sugar to those two obstinate children. Young or old, we as humans struggle to keep up with the pills and potions prescribed to save our lives, and it costs us dearly in lost lives and dollars. EllieGrid founders Abe Matamoros, Regina Vatterott, and Hieu Nguyen, saw that problem and sought a solution. [...]

1511, 2018

Everyday Leadership: The Secret Sauce to Innovation

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Startup Tips|

Editor's Note - As part of their committment to the Houston Innovation Ecosystem, we are thrilled to partner with Insperity on an ongoing Startup Series on The Cannon Blog. Below is the first of many articles from subject matter experts on the Insperity team, enjoy! Everyday Leadership: the Secret Sauce to Innovation Kelah Raymond Insperity Performance Consultant Running a lean business means you need to get the most [...]

1311, 2018

Vote Blockchain

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: News and Updates|Tags: , , , , , , |

Midterms are in the books and once again they dominated the surrounding news cycles. While swings, upsets, and zombie victories in Nevada ate up a large portion of the stories, an all too familiar topic once again reared its ugly head. The Wired headline read: “Voting Machine Meltdowns are Normal - And That’s A Problem.” The Cedar Rapids story went: "Mistaken Identity at Polls Causes Voter Woes.” Even President [...]

3110, 2018

Startups by Kids

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: Founders Focus|

Startups for Kids Last week we talked about startups for kids: toy makers and teachers using technological advancements in combination with tried and true educational principals to build tools for youth. This week, we’re taking a look at the other side of the coin.. Afterall, the startup boom isn’t only reserved for legal voters or even people old enough to drive. Every day more children are founding their own [...]

2310, 2018

Startups for Kids

By |October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

At The Cannon, we host startups of all kinds. We have startups that are changing the way we work with energy and startups that cure your hangover before it begins. We’re home to startups who connect field sales teams and startups passionate about connecting fans to the sports they love. Startups are serious business, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be fun. This week, we’ve tracked down four [...]

1610, 2018

Startup Strategy – Protecting Your IP

By |October 16th, 2018|Categories: Startup Tips|

Startup Strategy: Protecting IP Here at The Cannon, we’re all about creatively intelligent people with the guts to chase their ideas. Ideas, especially the kind we witness in action on our campus, hold the power to change the world. That makes them pretty valuable. Whether founding the next Facebook or the next Snuggie, protecting your ideas (and your IP) is critical to retaining that value and your startup. Here [...]

910, 2018

Houston: Growing in Size and Style

By |October 9th, 2018|Categories: News and Updates|

Houston: Growing in Size and Style About a month ago, GQ released an article calling Houston the coolest city in the South, which was not news to us here at The Cannon. Houston is home to some of the most original and productive creative talent in the world. From musicians like Robert Earl Davis and Robert Glasper, to artists and chefs like JooYoung Choi and Chris Shepherd. We invented breast [...]

110, 2018

Cannon Ventures Launches with Sports Tech Pitch Night!

By |October 1st, 2018|Categories: News and Updates|

sEATz, Win-Win Highlight First Cannon Ventures Pitch Night Over 400 potential investors and supporters of the Houston Startup Ecosystem packed The Cannon on Thursday night to hear pitches from two of Houston's most exciting startups - sEATz and Win-Win. The event was the first of many pitch nights that will be hosted by Cannon Ventures, a new investor network and venture studio that will be anchored out of The [...]

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