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. [...]

1501, 2019

New Year, New Trends

By |January 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

New Year, New Trends Elliot Franshaw, The Cannon As we settle into the swing of 2019, let’s take a quick look over our shoulder before a lasting look ahead! Facebook fell, Fortnight flew, and 2018 is in the books. As the tax code changes, the stock market revels in a forgettable year, and the government remains shutdown, what can we expect from 2019? Here are a few trends and [...]

1101, 2019

Perfecting Your Pitch

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: Startup Tips|

Perfecting Your Pitch Jake Askew, Cannon Ventures At some point, every entrepreneur will understand the importance of delivering a concise, effective pitch. Whether you are pitching a fundraising opportunity to investors or trying to sell your idea to a prospective client, a compelling pitch can make all the difference. We have all heard the clichés for public speaking; however, giving a successful pitch takes more than just “picturing the [...]

801, 2019

The Cannon Expands to Galleria Area Location

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Cannon Expands to Galleria Area Location West Houston Entrepreneurial Hub Announces First “Off-Campus” Location Houston, TX: The Cannon, a coworking space and entrepreneurship hub based on the west side of Houston, will be partnering with commercial real estate group Griffin Partners and opening their first “Off-Campus” location at 675 Bering, just west of The Galleria. Featuring numerous individual offices, a variety of open and dedicated desk solutions, and bookable conference rooms, The Cannon - [...]

1812, 2018

Coming in 2019…

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: Founders Focus, News and Updates|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

As 2018 wanes and 2019 approaches, reindeer, red bows, and impending New Year’s resolutions dominate our days. At The Cannon, we know one red bow we can’t wait to unwrap in the coming year: our shiny new home! Construction clips along daily on campus. Where months ago there was nothing but dirt, now a more complete picture is coming together. "Now that the roof is on, [...]

1112, 2018

Silver Screen Startups

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: Founders Focus|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here at The Cannon, we’re big fans of the little guy duking it out against entrenched powers and coming out on top. David over Goliath. Luke Skywalker and the Rebels over Darth Vader and the Empire. Something about a passionate person achieving victory after operating from a perceived deficit, size, budget, or otherwise, gets us going. Startups are the obvious little guy in the business world, but we prefer [...]

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