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

Startup 101 – Convertible Notes


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. Perhaps the most common (and commonly misunderstood) of those options? A convertible note. Below is a quick overview to help give first-time founders a big picture viewpoint on this potentially beneficial [...]

Startup 101 – Convertible Notes2019-01-18T17:33:51+00:00

New Year, New Trends


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 trials to expect from the new year. Moving Money With the rise of Venmo, Cash App, and Zelle, change is upon the banking industry. Brick and mortars are dying, [...]

New Year, New Trends2019-01-18T16:14:54+00:00

The Cannon Expands to Galleria Area Location


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 - Post Oak will provide a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and small businesses to join The Cannon’s growing community but base their business in a Galleria area location that’s more central than The Cannon’s main campus, located [...]

The Cannon Expands to Galleria Area Location2019-01-08T19:28:31+00:00