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1610, 2018

Startup Strategy – Protecting Your IP

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: Startup Tips|

Startup Strategy: Protecting IP Here at The Cannon, we’re all about creatively intelligent people with the guts to chase their ideas. Ideas, especially the kind we witness in action on our campus, hold the power to change the world. That makes them pretty valuable. Whether founding the next Facebook or the next Snuggie, protecting your ideas (and your IP) is critical to retaining that value and your startup. Here [...]

910, 2018

Houston: Growing in Size and Style

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: News and Updates|

Houston: Growing in Size and Style About a month ago, GQ released an article calling Houston the coolest city in the South, which was not news to us here at The Cannon. Houston is home to some of the most original and productive creative talent in the world. From musicians like Robert Earl Davis and Robert Glasper, to artists and chefs like JooYoung Choi and Chris Shepherd. We invented breast [...]

110, 2018

Cannon Ventures Launches with Sports Tech Pitch Night!

By | October 1st, 2018|Categories: News and Updates|

sEATz, Win-Win Highlight First Cannon Ventures Pitch Night Over 400 potential investors and supporters of the Houston Startup Ecosystem packed The Cannon on Thursday night to hear pitches from two of Houston's most exciting startups - sEATz and Win-Win. The event was the first of many pitch nights that will be hosted by Cannon Ventures, a new investor network and venture studio that will be anchored out of The [...]

2509, 2018

Insperity Innovation Scholarship Launch

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: News and Updates, Startup Tips, University News|

The Cannon Announces Launch of Insperity Innovation Scholarship Insperity to sponsor one Houston startup or small business with free workspace Houston, TX: The Cannon, a coworking space and entrepreneurship hub, today announced it has entered into a relationship with Insperity, a leading provider of human resources (HR) and business performance solutions for America’s best businesses, to launch the Insperity Innovation Scholarship. The winning Houston-area company will receive a free dedicated [...]

1909, 2018

Startups In Space

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: News and Updates|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Startups In Space Yesterday, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa announced a partnership with Space X: a 2023 flight around the moon. The project, dubbed #dearMoon, will culminate in a week long journey with Maezawa and six to eight artists from around the world. Pretty cool, right? Space X and Musk have been at the forefront of space innovation for a while now, but they’re not the only ones with skin [...]

1408, 2018

What’s Next? 4 Startup Trends

By | August 14th, 2018|Categories: News and Updates|

What's Next? 4 Startup Trends Happy Tuesday startup world! If you’ve noticed the trend, our articles typically come out on Tuesdays. We like to miss your manic Monday mood and still deliver your week an early boost. Trends are interesting things. Those who follow trends too closely can be doomed to see-saw through life. Those who anticipate or predict trends tend to stay ahead of the curve and successfully navigate [...]

708, 2018

IOTimeline

By | August 7th, 2018|Categories: News and Updates, Startup Tips|

IoTimeline As with most startup industries, IoT has always been a risky idea. Teaching the machines surrounding us to communicate? It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but that’s the reality in which we now live. In 1950 Alan Turing recommended that "it is best to provide the machine with the best sense organs that money can buy, and then teach it to understand and speak English. This [...]

508, 2018

A Look into Cannon Ventures

By | August 5th, 2018|Categories: News and Updates|

A Look into Cannon Ventures Back in May you may remember reading about a launch party for a new group growing from within The Cannon. Cannon Ventures, an angel investment network founded within our walls, stepped from conception to execution as rising-star startups Data Gumbo and Thrive + pitched to a room packed with eager, savvy investors. Now, just two short, sweltering months later, Cannon Ventures has grown to team [...]

2807, 2018

Capital Culture Capitols

By | July 28th, 2018|Categories: News and Updates|

Capital Culture Capitols Throughout time, cities have acted as centers of commerce, culture, and creativity. Out of need, for work, for shelter, or for safety, people flock to cities and bring with them a rich diversity of thought and way-of-life. When ancient Greeks left the countryside for cities like Thebes, Athens, and Sparta, those city-states produced some of the best art, writing, and democratic thought ever recorded. Cities like Paris [...]

2107, 2018

Startup Celebrities

By | July 21st, 2018|Categories: News and Updates|

Startup Celebrities Celebrity businesses have always been...entertaining. We’ve seen business made entertainment, like Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. Last year saw entertainment turned business-gone-wrong, as Ja Rule’s Fyre Fest failed in flaming glory while racking up criminal charges along the way. No matter what, entertainers do just that - entertain. Some of the biggest stars, however, invest and in some cases personally work in successful startups. It’s impressive to see somebody [...]

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