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Scary Stories – Startup Edition

2019-11-04T03:07:44+00:00

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, [...]

Scary Stories – Startup Edition2019-11-04T03:07:44+00:00

A Lawful Moment from Baker Botts – Understanding Intellectual Property

2019-10-11T13:51:53+00:00

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 [...]

A Lawful Moment from Baker Botts – Understanding Intellectual Property2019-10-11T13:51:53+00:00

The Cannon Classroom – Designing Your Design Strategy

2019-09-30T15:21:26+00:00

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 [...]

The Cannon Classroom – Designing Your Design Strategy2019-09-30T15:21:26+00:00

Baker Botts

2019-08-08T19:29:13+00:00

A Lawful Moment from Baker Botts Choosing an Entity Type 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. Topics covered in this video include: Types of Entities - Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations, and Limited Liability Companies Key Considerations in Choosing & Entity Type - Limiting Personal Liability, Management & Control, Ability to Raise Capital, Handling Business and Operational Changes Where To Form Your Entity - Selecting [...]

Baker Botts2019-08-08T19:29:13+00:00

Modernize Your Move

2019-07-25T19:01:12+00:00

Modernize Your Move Powered by NRG Energy It’s move-in week for us at The Cannon, and as we transition into one of the largest coworking spaces in the world with more than 150 companies and nearly 400 members of our amazing community, we thought it might be a great opportunity to highlight a few startups that could potentially help you out the next time you decide to make a move. Spruce - http://getspruce.com Houston’s own newly-rebranded Spruce is mostly known for their seamless apartment cleaning platform, but don’t overlook just how helpful this can be the next time you [...]

Modernize Your Move2019-07-25T19:01:12+00:00