The Cannon Expands Leadership Team HOUSTON, (November 1, 2019) – Jon Lambert, former Global Management Consulting Director at KPMG, joins The Cannon as Chief Executive Officer. In addition to performing the duties of CEO, Lambert will also oversee the day-to-day operations of the rapidly growing community management company. The Cannon’s Founder, Lawson Gow, will shift to President and will focus on driving partnership growth and business development as The Cannon continues to partner with building owners and operators to open new locations and develop additional strategic and corporate partnerships. Lambert brings over 30 years of organizational and operational [...]
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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, [...]
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 [...]