MassChallenge, a global non-profit startup accelerator headquartered in Boston with locations in Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas with a focus on high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs. The mission of MassChallenge is to strengthen innovation ecosystems by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, and to drive the creation of high-quality jobs by supporting entrepreneurs and connecting them to a global network. The main components of the program include access to expert mentors, top corporate innovation teams, tailored curriculum, world-class resources, and more – all at zero cost and for zero equity which is unique to most other accelerators. MassChallenge is also nationally ranked, GOLD-tier accelerator in the U.S. as ranked by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project.
gener8tor is a turnkey platform for the creative economy that connects entrepreneurs (startup founders, artists and musicians) investors, universities and corporations. The gener8tor platform includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, conferences and fellowships. gener8tor is a nationally ranked, GOLD-tier accelerator in the U.S. as ranked by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project.
Impact Hub Houston is a locally rooted, globally connected, 501c3 nonprofit organization that inspires, connects and empowers people working to solve social problems in our city and beyond. A member of the Impact Hub global network—the world’s largest community recognized by the United Nations for accelerating entrepreneurial solutions towards measurable and scalable impact—Impact Hub Houston intentionally designs places, platforms and programs to build an inclusive innovation ecosystem and equitably empower diverse changemakers, social entrepreneurs, and impact supporters to create the change they wish to see in the world.
Amegy Bank, the owner of the building, is a leading Texas bank with $13 billion in assets and over 1,600 employees. With more than 75 locations across Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Central Texas, the bank has a long history of commitment to reinvesting in the local community and is dedicated to serving Texas families and businesses. Now, through a partnership with The Cannon, Amegy is taking their commitment to Houston to the next level by converting its building into a robust innovation ecosystem that aligns all the players across the entrepreneurial spectrum.
Founded in November of 2017, The Cannon is developing a network of interconnected innovation hubs across the City of Houston Their mission is to create, grow and evolve the world’s most effective and valued entrepreneurial Community – one that provides aspiring entrepreneurs, start-up founders, mentors, business advisors, service providers, corporate innovators and investors of all kinds supported by the resources – workspace, entrepreneurial programming & events, business tools, enabling technology, and success support – critical to individual and collective success.