Four Additional Tech Hubs Will Work With 1871 Member Company CloudSpotter To Bring Next Generation Professional Photography To Their Startup Communities
CHICAGO (November 19, 2015) – 1871 and CloudSpotter today announced that CloudSpotter's photo sharing technology will be extended to four of 1871’s tech hub partners, which will launch pilot programs with the dynamic photo sharing technology. CloudSpotter’s platform offers opportunities for these tech hubs and their member companies to more effectively tell their stories and engage with audiences through high quality professional photos. The tech hubs that will launch the six-month pilots are The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (Nashville, TN), CoCo (Minneapolis, MN), Capital Factory (Austin, TX), and American Underground (Durham, NC).
“Access to high-quality, rapidly distributed photos has opened up a world of possibilities for Chicago startups, particularly in the realm of engagement and exposure,” said CloudSpotter Founder and CEO Ryan Jacobs. “We’re thrilled to expand access to photos through the use of our technology to like-minded entrepreneurs and tech hubs across the United States.”
During the pilot program, CloudSpotter will help locate quality photographers in each participating incubator’s city and equip those photographers to utilize CloudSpotter’s cloud-based platform to collect, process, and distribute photos. CloudSpotter will also provide detailed advice on best practices for incubator photography from its experience as 1871’s photography partner.
“1871’s partnerships with tech hubs across the United States and around the world create substantial benefits for our member companies,” said 1871 CEO Howard A. Tullman. “We couldn’t be more proud of what CloudSpotter has accomplished, and are excited to help share their technology with our partners.”
The partnerships with CloudSpotter will launch later this year and the pilot programs will extend for six months. 1871 has been working with CloudSpotter directly for approximately six months, and is both using the technology and also working with CloudSpotter on a program that allows a full-time professional photographer to be on site at 1871 to work with the member companies and the organization.
“Our partnership with 1871 and other tech hubs offers so many opportunities to help us create a dynamic and supportive environment for our entrepreneurs,” said American Underground Chief Strategist Adam Klein. “We’re thrilled to be one of the incubators to pilot this technology and provide valuable resources throughout our community.”
CloudSpotter is a Chicago-based advanced photo analytics technology company solving some of the most fundamental problems in photo sharing. Its platform, applications and supporting hardware enable true zero-click private photo sharing, providing seamless photo access in conjunction with unprecedented privacy safeguards. CloudSpotter’s roots trace back to the University of Michigan’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, as well as the Ross School of Business, but the company officially got its start at 1871, Chicago’s entrepreneurial hub for digital startups. CloudSpotter is best known for its event photography product, SpotMyPhotos, now available in select U.S. metropolitan areas. Its clients have included Aflac, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Bottled Blonde, Chicago Innovation Awards, Cushman and Wakefield, GoDaddy, the Jewish United Fund, Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, Mesirow Financial, Record-A-Hit Entertainment, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, WGN News and a wide variety of other organizations.