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205, 2019

The Cannon Classroom – To-Do List Tools

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Cannon Classroom - To-Do List Tools Today’s Blog Powered by NRG Energy Brad True, Managing Director Out of all the daily challenges entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes struggle with, one that we consistently hear both in our community (and on our team) revolves around one existential question - if everything on your to-do list is a priority, how do you prioritize what’s most important? Or, what do you [...]

1504, 2019

Native Houstonian Entrepreneur Leaving Silicon Valley for the Bayou City

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: News and Updates|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Native Houstonian Entrepreneur Leaving Silicon Valley for the Bayou CityHOUSTON, (April 9, 2019) – ​Mike T. Brown is coming home, and he’s bringing his fast-growing startup with him. Win-Win, a tech startup that links fans with the charitable causes of their favorite athletes through a gamified donation platform, is relocating to Houston and moving into The Cannon, a west-Houston based entrepreneurial hub. Win-Win will also enter The Cannon’s Venture Studio, [...]

1204, 2019

B2B Startups Pitch Perfect at Cannon Ventures Pitch Night

By |April 12th, 2019|Categories: News and Updates|

B2B Startups Pitch Perfect at Quarterly Cannon Ventures Pitch Night Last night Cannon Ventures hosted their second quarterly pitch event of 2019. After concentrating on SportsTech last fall and Female Founded startups in January, the focus shifted to B2B startups, and we welcomed Incentifind, Potentia, and Topl to the stage. Prior to last night’s event, each startup worked with Cannon Ventures’ Venture Studio Program to workshop their pitches and [...]

204, 2019

Super Strange Startups

By |April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Super Strange Startups Elliot Franshaw, The Cannon You may remember a piece we ran last year highlighting the oddities standing out in the sea of startups. Companies like the Something Store, where for only $10 you’ll receive an undisclosed item in the mail, or Air, who ship canned, fresh air around the globe. Some of those bizzare ideas failed (see GameCrush), but those that survived serve as a reminder [...]

2603, 2019

SportsTech Emerges In Startup Space

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

SportsTech Emerges in Startup Space Today's Blog Powered by NRG Energy As we saw firsthand during our Cannon Ventures SportsTech pitch night, and also highlighted in the Houston Chronicle last fall, the sports startup world is a fast growing and high potential industry in the global startup ecosystem. Not limited to just in-game or event technology, “SportsTech” boasts a wide variety of potential tracks, including wearable technology, medicine, esports, [...]

2203, 2019

Cannon Ventures and Rice Angel Network Team Up To Invest in Houston-Based Startups

By |March 22nd, 2019|Categories: News and Updates|Tags: , , , , , |

Cannon Ventures and Rice Angel Network Team Up To Invest in Houston-Based Startups [Houston, Texas | March 22, 2019] ​In a partnership with The Cannon, The Houston-based Rice Angel Network (RAN) announced today that it will be powered by Cannon Ventures, the investment arm of The Cannon. The alignment will augment efforts of the two groups to provide local startups with access to the capital they need to grow. [...]

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 [...]

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