Scary Stories - Startup Edition Powered by NRG Energy After celebrating Halloween at The Cannon this week, we felt like it made sense to dig into some of the scarier parts of starting a company. Obviously there are many, from the financial challenges of leaving something that is likely mostly stable for the potentially volatile future of a startup, to knowing that the large majority of startups don't succeed and all of the pressure that comes with that knowledge. We asked a few of our founders to dive into what they thought were the scariest parts of starting a company, [...]
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The Cannon Celebrates Grand Opening of Flagship Campus HOUSTON, (October 25, 2019) – To celebrate the completion of its 120,0000 square foot flagship facility located at 1334 Brittmoore Road, The Cannon hosted its Grand Opening on Thursday, October 24. The lively event featured several activations throughout the new building, including programming at The Cannon’s “Mental Break Stations” featuring a puppy pen and massage corner, music and games in the courtyard, a live fundraising event from LetsLaunch, and the signing of the Grand Opening Mural to document and celebrate the occasion. During the celebration, The Cannon’s Founder and CEO, Lawson Gow, [...]
A Lawful Moment from Baker Botts Understanding Intellectual Property As a part of our shared vision around supporting Houston's startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, we are thrilled to partner with Baker Botts to share content custom catered to anyone going through the early challenges of starting a business. Last month, we dove into how to get organized after forming your legal entity. Next up - an overview of intellectual property for early stage companies, including: Overview of Intellectual Property Law - Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Patents, and Trademarks Trademarks - Traditional/Non-Traditional Marks, Degrees of Strength and Best Practices [...]
The Cannon Classroom - Designing Your Design Strategy Powered by NRG Energy Brad True, Managing Director Developing an effective brand in the early stages of a company, especially if the initial group of founders & employees lack a background in graphic design and/or branding, can be a key challenge for a new business. And, even if the early founders and employees do have a design background, it can be tough to dedicate the time and resources typically required to do great work in the creative space while also balancing the other key needs of a company just getting off the [...]
A Lawful Moment from Baker Botts Getting Organized After Forming Your Legal Entity As a part of our shared vision around supporting Houston's startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, we are thrilled to partner with Baker Botts to share content custom catered to anyone going through the early challenges of starting a business. Last month, we covered key tips for forming your legal entity. This month, we'll dive into the next steps once that's formed. Topics covered include: Corporate Formalities - Adopting Bylaws, Electing Officers, Indemnification and Insurance, Minute Books, and State Filings Financial Matters - Applying for an [...]