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1903, 2019

Energy Storage Startups

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: News and Updates|

Startups Aim For Energy Storage Solutions Elliot Franshaw, The Cannon We know energy cannot be created or destroyed (see law #1 of thermodynamics). Still, we harness energy in countless forms to create and sustain the systems in which we live. From bananas in bodies to gas in cars, energy conversion fuels our lives. Storing that energy is a little trickier. From electrochemical storage, like lithium batteries, to thermal energy [...]

1503, 2019

SXSW Recap

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: Startup Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SXSW Recap - CIA Shows New Ways to Solve Problems Brad True, The Cannon  Last weekend, The Cannon team joined tens of thousands of attendees descending on downtown Austin for SXSW 2019, spending 5 days attending panels, networking with attendees, and learning from some of the most accomplished entrepreneurs, marketers and innovators in the business. We even joined up with a group of 25+ of our Houston Innovation friends [...]

1203, 2019

The Cannon Classroom – Financing Your Startup

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: Startup Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Cannon Classroom - Financing Your Startup Lunch and Learn Provides Key Financing Tips to Cannon Community Jake Askew, Cannon Ventures For companies trying to get off the ground, one of the biggest hurdles normally revolves around acquiring funding. Whether it’s a friends and family round, early seed stage or a full blown series round, finding funding is a difficult process. This augments the importance of entrepreneurs understanding the [...]

503, 2019

Founders Focus – IncentiFind

By |March 5th, 2019|Categories: Founders Focus|Tags: , , , , , , |

Founders Focus - IncentiFind The Cannon’s Founders Focus series is back! This week, our Managing Director Brad True sat down with Cannon community member IncentiFind's Founder and CEO Natalie Campos Goodman at our new Post Oak location, taking a deep dive into the nation’s go-to database for green incentives. IncentiFind came to The Cannon last fall fresh off of a tour through Capital Factory’s Accelerator program and has been an [...]

2702, 2019

Legal Hackathon Launches at The Cannon

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: News and Updates|Tags: |

Legal-Based Hackathon Launches New Technology Jake Askew - Cannon Ventures Hackathons have been launching across the globe at an ever-increasing rate, providing opportunities for software developers and others involved in technology development to collaborate on projects that solve problems. Usually consisting of a multi-day workshop in which individuals break into teams and compete against each other to win the approval of a panel of judges, these events generally have [...]

1202, 2019

Startup Security

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Startup Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

The secret is out - bad actors from around the world  have been stealing trade secrets from United States companies for years. By hook or by crook, through computer chips and group chats,  time and again these groups have stolen intellectual property from American companies. As companies and our government respond to these persistent breaches, it is imperative that business owners big and small expand their security systems  and [...]

402, 2019

The Cannon Classroom – Building Your Brand

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Startup Tips|

The Cannon Classroom - Building Your Brand Jake Askew, Cannon Ventures Developing a strong and consistent brand can often be the competitive advantage that sets you apart by allowing you to better understand and connect with your clients. Too often today brand development is dismissed as a logo and color scheme while it is much more than that. Dirk Van Slyke, Co-Founder of local marketing consulting practice (and one [...]

2501, 2019

Cannon Ventures Hosts Second Successful Pitch Night

By |January 25th, 2019|Categories: News and Updates|

Cannon Ventures Hosts Second Successful Pitch Night Jake Askew, Cannon Ventures Over 100 potential Houston-area investors filled The Cannon last night for Cannon Ventures' second successful pitch night, this time focused on Houston area startups with female founders or co-founders. As the crowd settled, they were welcomed by The Cannon and Cannon Ventures CEO Lawson Gow, who highlighted the The Cannon’s mission to help grow Houston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and [...]

2201, 2019

The Cannon Teams Up with Chevron Technology Ventures  to Trigger Innovation in Houston 

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: News and Updates|

The Cannon Teams Up with Chevron Technology Ventures  to Trigger Innovation in Houston [Houston, Texas | January 22, 2019] ​The Cannon, a co-working space and entrepreneurial hub on the west side of Houston, has announced a partnership with Chevron’s corporate venture capital group, Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV). The Cannon is set to become the epicenter of a new 30+ acre campus 15 miles west of  Downtown Houston that aims [...]

1801, 2019

Startup 101 – Convertible Notes

By |January 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Startups 101 - Convertible Notes Jake Askew - Cannon Ventures Fundraising can be the most challenging aspect of starting a company. And in those early stages, there are times  when a founder might run into the need for additional capital sooner than expected. Rather than jump straight into a Series A round of fundraising and the level of work and commitment that goes along with that, entrepreneurs have options. [...]

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