The Cannon, Capital Factory Announce Partnership


The Cannon and Capital Factory Partner to Accelerate Houston Startups HOUSTON, (May 23, 2019) – The Cannon, an innovation hub for Houston’s entrepreneurs, has partnered with Texas-based tech accelerator Capital Factory. The partnership gives Capital Factory Accelerator companies based in Houston a local office to operate from for their first 6 months. The Cannon will create a dedicated Capital Factory-branded space for companies to work from and provide Cisco Webex video conferencing equipment for connecting to remote mentors. Capital Factory members will gain access to The Cannon’s entrepreneurial community of mentors, resources, and fundraising opportunities and The Cannon’s members will [...]

The Cannon, Capital Factory Announce Partnership2019-05-23T13:22:37+00:00

The Cannon and LetsLaunch Live Fundraising Opportunity!


The Cannon and LetsLaunch Live Fundraising Opportunity! Want to be a part of something big? Something that has never been done before in Houston? The Cannon and LetsLaunch are giving a few select businesses the opportunity to be part of a live fund raising round as part of The Cannon’s Grand Opening party this Summer. The application details are listed below, and the the deadline to apply is at May 24th and 5pm CST. What is live fundraising? Where everyone in a room or at an event has the opportunity to invest in your business real time.  This is [...]

The Cannon and LetsLaunch Live Fundraising Opportunity!2019-05-10T16:16:05+00:00

The Cannon Classroom – To-Do List Tools


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 do when you start your to-do list in the morning and it’s somehow even longer at the end of the day? Thankfully, there’s an app for that. Or actually, a lot [...]

The Cannon Classroom – To-Do List Tools2019-05-02T22:12:07+00:00

Super Strange Startups


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 that with the right idea, market, and work ethic, your super strange startup can succeed! Here are four more funky companies: Dinner in the Sky Founded in 2007, this Belgian-based company [...]

Super Strange Startups2019-04-02T21:22:14+00:00

SportsTech Emerges In Startup Space


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, training, ticketing platforms, and everything in between. As Houston’s emerging startup market continues to grow, there are a few SportsTech startups that have quickly become some of the most exciting in [...]

SportsTech Emerges In Startup Space2019-03-29T14:57:31+00:00