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Native Houstonian Entrepreneur Leaving Silicon Valley for the Bayou City

2019-04-15T20:57:41+00:00

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, gaining access to mentors, resources, and fundraising opportunities while it continues to scale the fast-growing platform.Win-Win, which Brown started in 2016, has already raised $1.2M from top investors including Duke University [...]

Native Houstonian Entrepreneur Leaving Silicon Valley for the Bayou City2019-04-15T20:57:41+00:00

B2B Startups Pitch Perfect at Cannon Ventures Pitch Night

2019-04-12T16:03:48+00:00

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 perfect their presentations. Following a brief intro from our emcee for the night, Mainline CEO Chris Buckner, the startups were ready to wow the crowd. Incentifind First up was [...]

B2B Startups Pitch Perfect at Cannon Ventures Pitch Night2019-04-12T16:03:48+00:00

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

2019-03-22T19:49:03+00:00

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. In late 2018, The Houston Investor Network Alliance (HINA) was launched as a commitment from four investor groups in Houston to increasingly co-invest and share deals in Houston. The partnership between [...]

Cannon Ventures and Rice Angel Network Team Up To Invest in Houston-Based Startups2019-03-22T19:49:03+00:00

Energy Storage Startups

2019-03-19T20:46:07+00:00

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 storage used to convert electricity into temperature change, we’ve long sought to store and use energy on our terms. Today we a look at two startups working on new and inventive [...]

Energy Storage Startups2019-03-19T20:46:07+00:00

Legal Hackathon Launches at The Cannon

2019-02-27T21:51:20+00:00

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 a specific theme or focus centered on problem solving in today’s world using new technologies. Themes can vary from utilizing an innovative platform like blockchain, supporting a movement like mental illness [...]

Legal Hackathon Launches at The Cannon2019-02-27T21:51:20+00:00