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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

SXSW Recap

2019-03-15T16:28:43+00:00

SXSW Recap - CIA Shows New Ways to Solve Problems Brad True, The Cannon  Last weekend, The Cannon team joined tens of thousands of attendees descending on downtown Austin for SXSW 2019, spending 5 days attending panels, networking with attendees, and learning from some of the most accomplished entrepreneurs, marketers and innovators in the business. We even joined up with a group of 25+ of our Houston Innovation friends at an impromptu Houston dinner on Saturday night! But the sessions and panels were definitely a highlight, and one of our favorites actually helped kick us off on day 1. Did [...]

SXSW Recap2019-03-15T16:28:43+00:00

The Cannon Classroom – Financing Your Startup

2019-03-12T17:15:55+00:00

The Cannon Classroom - Financing Your Startup Lunch and Learn Provides Key Financing Tips to Cannon Community Jake Askew, Cannon Ventures For companies trying to get off the ground, one of the biggest hurdles normally revolves around acquiring funding. Whether it’s a friends and family round, early seed stage or a full blown series round, finding funding is a difficult process. This augments the importance of entrepreneurs understanding the full arsenal of tools at their disposal. Late last month, Cannon Ventures and Texas Citizens Bank teamed up to host a Lunch and Learn at The Cannon’s Main Campus to help [...]

The Cannon Classroom – Financing Your Startup2019-03-12T17:15:55+00:00

Founders Focus – IncentiFind

2019-03-06T15:54:29+00:00

Founders Focus - IncentiFind The Cannon’s Founders Focus series is back! This week, our Managing Director Brad True sat down with Cannon community member IncentiFind's Founder and CEO Natalie Campos Goodman at our new Post Oak location, taking a deep dive into the nation’s go-to database for green incentives. IncentiFind came to The Cannon last fall fresh off of a tour through Capital Factory’s Accelerator program and has been an active participant in our community and with our Venture Studio team since joining. As the nation’s only comprehensively standardized and searchable database of green incentives, IncentiFind captures incentives from the Federal, [...]

Founders Focus – IncentiFind2019-03-06T15:54:29+00:00

Startups In Space

2018-09-25T13:11:35+00:00

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 in the game. The space-startup space grows bigger every year, and the ambitious leaders of the companies comprising it are taking us to places we can only imagine. Check out a [...]

Startups In Space2018-09-25T13:11:35+00:00