The Founders Festival

Meet Houston's top young innovators as Founders Festival launches new coworking campus, The Cannon

Start it up: Meet Houston's top young innovators at Founders Festival

Houston, The Cannon and The Founders Fest, October 2017
Memberships to The Cannon include weekly events, speakers, and mentor programs. Courtesy rendering
Houston, The Cannon and The Founders Fest, October 2017
The Cannon, a new 17-acre coworking campus, launches Thursday.   Courtesy rendering
Houston, The Cannon and The Founders Fest, October 2017
From a one-day pass to an open desk to a dedicated office, Cannon members can decide what level of campus interaction works best for their work schedule. Courtesy rendering
Houston, The Cannon and The Founders Fest, October 2017
Houston, The Cannon and The Founders Fest, October 2017
Houston, The Cannon and The Founders Fest, October 2017

Get inspired by members of Houston's startup and creative community Thursday (November 2), from 6-9 pm, at The Founders Festival presented by The Cannon. 

The roster of innovators includes nine power players profiled by CultureMap, from The Cannon owner and CEO Lawson Gow to Brad Rossacci of 900lbs of Creative to Katy Aucoin of dearduck

They'll team up at The Founders Festival to offer advice and showcase their inventive brands.

Guests can check out Aucoin’s dearduck company, which delivers hyper-personalized gift recommendations to ensure you make the best choices, and Rossacci’s 900lbs of Creative, a lab and marketing design studio which uses such cool tech toys as virtual reality and augmented reality to help Fortune 500 companies distinguish themselves to consumers in an unforgettable way.

Gow will host the evening at his new 17-acre coworking campus, The Cannon, which launches Thursday.  The campus, located near Houston's Energy Corridor, aims to bring together a diverse business community, provide opportunities for companies to raise capital, participate in an incubator program, and attract top talent.

The opening night party also includes tunes from DJ Indo, bites by Aces of Taste, Dolce Neve, Peli Peli, Ramen Tatsu-Ya, and The Tasting Room, and sips by Cinco Vodka, No Label Brewery, Seersucker Southern Style Gin, and 9th Hour Coffee.

Tickets are just $25 per person and proceeds will benefit the Hurricane Harvey relief fund at Casa de Esperanza, a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV.

The first 50 guests who schedule their ride with the Uber app will receive up to $10 off of their ride. 

Click the video below from our news partners at ABC13.com for more details about The Cannon opening party and its new coworking campus.