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Live streaming company StreamSpot hires Limelight Networks to deliver its webcasts

WCPO.com - May 7, 2016

CINCINNATI - StreamSpot, which livestreams worship services and other live events, has hired Limelight Networks to be the delivery network for its customers around the world.

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Fast-growing Cincinnati startup prepares for global expansion with new partnership

CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER - APril 28, 2016

A fast-growing graduate of the Crossroads-backed Ocean Accelerator will be able to expand even faster overseas thanks to a new partnership with an Arizona firm.

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StreamSpot recognized as 2016 Innovation & Technology Award Finalist

Cincinnati Business Courier - February 29, 2016

The Cincinnati Business Courier announced the finalists today for the sixth annual Innovation and Technology Awards. StreamSpot received recognition as a finalist for the Best Software Product category.  

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URJ Announces Lifetime StreamSpot Discount To Members

StreamSpot - February 1, 2016

In celebration of its first anniversary of partnership with StreamSpot, the Union for Reform Judaism announced its generous gift of a lifetime 25% discount for StreamSpot streaming plans to all 900 member congregations in North America. The partnership previously a honored a comparable discount for congregations to video stream their worship and education programs, although prior terms limited the discount to a synagogue’s first twelve months of service.

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Cincinnati tech company expanding rapidly since Ocean graduation

Cincinnati Business Courier - December 24, 2015

A Cincinnati company that specializes in the live-streaming of religious services and graduated the Ocean Accelerator's first class has seen rapid growth in the last year. StreamSpot provides equipment and a platform for religious institutions to live-stream services to their congregations. In March, it raised a seed round co-led by CincyTech and Brad Zapp's Connetic Angels fund. StreamSpot co-founder Brian Duerring told me that catapulted their growth... 

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StreamSpot: Company usage grows 1,000% since 2014

Local 12 WKRC Cincinnati - December 18, 2015

A local start up is about to wrap up a banner year that saw its business grow to ten times the size it was in 2014. Streamspot is a tech company that helps churches, synagogues and temples get their message to the faithful via their phones, tablets and desktop computers. The sound of a church bell is a call for the faithful to gather but for parishioners like the men and women of St. Ann's in Groesbeck, that no longer means they have to gather in pews at the church. Thanks to the local startup Streamspot, every mass, wedding, funeral and baptism at St. Ann's is available live on all their devices and archived if they want to watch it later...  

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StreamSpot Offers Instant Vimeo Integration for Streaming Customers

MarketWatch - Oct 21, 2015

StreamSpot announces that it will now offer instant Vimeo integration to its customers. Vimeo, a popular sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos, has recently named StreamSpot one of 10 "preferred publishers" and has worked closely with the Cincinnati-based streaming company to foster a partnership. 

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Houses of Worship Open Doors to Unlimited Audiences: 4 Must-Haves for Live Streaming Your Service

Broadcast Beat Magazine- September 2015

StreamSpot's CEO Brian Duerring teams up with partner Wowza Media Systems to provide this article tailored towards helping Houses of Worship live stream and reach their communities. 

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Church and Slate: How Houses of Worship Can Become Media Companies

Streaming Media Producer - September 9, 2015

Houses of worship can benefit from adopting concepts, tools, and workflows from mainstream media companies to extend their reach and grow their ministries. We'll discuss several of those in this article, including developing a content strategy, content creation, asset management, live streaming, collecting and evaluating analytics, and more. Look for StreamSpot on page 4 of the article. 

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Here's how much Ocean Accelerator startups have raised so far

Cincinnati Business Courier - August 4, 2015

The first class of Crossroads-backed Ocean Accelerator, America's first faith-based startup accelerator, has raised significant funding since the program's Demo Day in May. Ocean's first class of 10 startups has raised $1.1 million in capital. Half of those companies raised funds from sources outside of Ocean's investment arm, and four startups from the first class are already generating revenue. Two high-profile investments include autonomous live-streaming startup StreamSpot and audio broadcasting company Ringr. 

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God Centered Startup Accelerator Opens 2016 Application

PRNewsire-USNewswire - July 22, 2015

OCEAN Accelerator, the nation's first faith-based startup accelerator, is now accepting applications for the 2016 class, which begins in January 2016For its inaugural class in 2015, OCEAN received nearly 200 applications from across the U.S. and 18 applications from abroad. StreamSpot is featured for closing its seed round of funding during its OCEAN program.

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StreamSpot's CEO featured in July 2015 edition of entrepreneur magazine

entrepreneur magazine - July 22, 2015

When Brian Duerring decided last fall to pursue venture capital for StreamSpot, a Cincinnati-based start-up that provides automated streaming services to faith-based organizations, he needed to calculate a valuation for his business to effectively negotiate terms with potential investors. Read more in the digital version of the Entrepreneur Magazine article titled "5 Tips to Getting an Accurate Valuation".

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Idea born during marriage preparation connects churches, broadcasts live events

WCPO.com - June 4, 2015

When Brian and Laura Duerring were attending marriage preparation classes over seven years ago, they did not expect an effort to help their pastor would develop into a business that connects thousands of people throughout the world.

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Crossroads Church using faith to help business owners launch startups

WLWT - May 15, 2015

Creative minds are bringing their ideas to Cincinnati to take advantage of a unique opportunity. It's a business accelerator like no other, because it combines finance and faith.

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Become a Digital Parish

The Catholic Beat - May 15, 2015

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will host a one-day expo for parishes interested in developing, or enhancing, their digital skills. The Digital Parish Expo will take place on June 23, 2015 at The Savannah Center in West Chester, OH (Cincinnati).  The Digital Parish Expo will include presentations from blogger and author Brandon Vogt, eCatholic, Flocknote, and Cincinnati-based StreamSpot.

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StreamSpot Allows Churches & Synagogues To Stream Services

TechOhio - May 12, 2015

Brian and Laura Duerring have a church pastor’s busy schedule to thank for their startup idea.  The result was StreamSpot located in Cincinnati, Ohio, an automated live streaming video system that transmits church services to any web-connected device around the world.  Since developing their idea for one church in 2010, StreamSpot has expanded to over 40 states and several countries around the world.

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Faith-based startup accelerator OCEAN hosting Demo Day

Cincinnati.com - April 15, 2015

The nation's first faith-based startup accelerator OCEAN is hosting its Demo Day event on 4/29/15.  Demo Day is an opportunity for OCEAN's 10 startup companies, including StreamSpot, to showcase their ideas.

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StreamSpot Reports Closing of Seed Financing

HighBeam Research, Entertainment Close-up - April 1, 2015

StreamSpot has closed a round of seed financing. According to a release from the company, CincyTech and Connetic Ventures co-led the round, with participation from OCEAN Capital.

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New Investment: StreamSpot

CincyTechUSA - March 27, 2015

CincyTech announces its latest portfolio company investment: StreamSpot. StreamSpot enables simple, high quality live and on-demand streaming from churches, synagogues and events, has closed a round of seed financing. CincyTech and Connetic Ventures co-led the round, with participation from OCEAN Capital.

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StreamSpot Earns the Faith of Cincinnati Seed Investors

DowJones.com - March 27, 2015

Seed investors in Cincinnati are backing StreamSpot, an on-demand video-streaming service for churches, synagogues and events.

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StreamSpot Closes Seed Funding to Make Streaming Simple for Houses of Worship, Schools and Live Events

Yahoo Finance - March 27, 2015

StreamSpot, a Cincinnati startup that enables simple, high quality live and on-demand streaming from churches, synagogues and events, has closed a round of seed financing. CincyTech and Connetic Ventures co-led the round, with participation from OCEAN Capital. The funding amount is undisclosed.

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StreamSpot Lands Collaborative Seed Round

Cincinnati Business Courier - March 27, 2015

The Crossroads-backed startup accelerator Ocean broke ground when it opened its doors as the nation's first faith-based accelerator. And now it's involved in a few more firsts: First startup funded and first collaboration between two big-name Cincinnati investors.

Media streaming startup StreamSpot raised a seed round co-led by CincyTech and Brad Zapp's new Connetic Angels fund.

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The Union for Reform Judaism, StreamSpot Announce Partnership

StreamSpot - February 20, 2015

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) announced today a new partnership with StreamSpot to offer discounted live streaming services and streaming equipment to its nearly 900 member congregations in North America. The new partnership will allow URJ members to better reach congregants using live streaming for weekly services, life cycle events, and special programming, with no additional staff or action needed to broadcast.

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Cool Places: First Look Inside Nation's First Faith-Based Accelerator

Cincinnati Business Courier - February 19, 2015

(Video) The nation's first faith-based accelerator opened for business in January with a class of 10 startups from across the country.  Take a look inside the facility on the campus of Crossroads in Oakley.

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EXCLUSIVE: Meet the First Class of Ocean, the Crossroads-Backed Startup Accelerator

Cincinnati Business Courier - December 16, 2014

OCEAN, the Crossroads Church-backed startup accelerator that mixes business and personal development, has announced its first class of 10 companies. The class includes StreamSpot from Cincinnati, which provides live and on-demand automated streaming services for churches, synagogues and faith-based organizations. OCEAN seeks to provide fledgling companies with not only world-class business development but also guidance and advice on personal and faith development.

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What I Learned at Proclaim

The Catholic Beat - October 30, 2014

St. Margaret of York parishioner and writer Ruthy Trusler shares her experience earlier this month at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s two-day event for parish leaders. Formerly called “The Summit,” Proclaim brought together some of the country’s experts on dynamic parishes and proclaiming the Gospel in new ways.  The event focused on embracing the Digital World and included live streaming video.

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More Than 1,000 Catholics Expected at "Proclaim" Summit

The Catholic Telegraph - October 3, 2014

A full house of more than 1,000 parish and school leaders – clergy and lay – from around the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, including Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer, will gather at the Dayton Convention Center on Oct. 6 and 7 for an Archdiocesan gathering titled “Proclaim: Equipping Disciples for a New Missionary Age.” Keynote speeches will be live-streamed.

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North Shore Synagogue to 'Stream' High Holiday Services

Chicago Tribune - September 21, 2014

North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe and B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield are among an ever-increasing number of houses of worship who are streaming their High Holiday services live.  Virtual congregants can access the streaming services on BJBE's website. The synagogue has been providing this service for five years.

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Memories of Holocaust Must Be Kept Alive

Cleveland Jewish News - April 27, 2014

The community has a responsibility to keep stories of the Holocaust alive and ensure the world remembers the beauty of what Jewish life was like before World War II, according to Rabbi Stephen Weiss. “Never before has it been more important for us to remember those 6 million individuals as real people, and not just as numbers...” the senior rabbi at B’nai Jeshurun Congregation told a crowd of about 700 who gathered at his synagogue on April 27 for Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah, or Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and Heroism. This was the first time the annual event was live-streamed on B'nai Jeshurun's website.

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Live streaming comes to B’nai Jeshurun

Cleveland Jewish News - April 4, 2014

B'nai Jeshurun Congregation in Pepper Pike has become the first Conservative synagogue in Greater Cleveland to do live streaming over the Internet of services and programs.

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Watch Easter Liturgies from Home

The Catholic Beat - March 29, 2013

(Written when StreamSpot was "ChurchCast") Whether you're home-bound because of an illness or you're curious about what other parishes do for the Triduum, this year you can watch liturgies from around the region — or around the world — on your computer.

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Churches Reach Out Through Video-Conferencing

CBC/Radio-Canada - October 15, 2012

A Thunder Bay church is using technology to reach out to parishioners in an era of declining congregations. Trinity United Church is using video conferencing technology to bring Sunday services to other communities and transmits its services from Pinegrove United in Oliver-Paipoonge. The project allows both churches to lead parts of the same service.

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Archdiocese Launches Apps, Pinterest Page

The Catholic Beat - July 25, 2012

Continuing an effort that began with web page improvements and a group blog, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has launched two new projects that make it even easier to keep in touch with the “electronic archdiocese.”  The new Being Catholic app lets users connect and include ability to watch feed from any of the seven parishes in the Archdiocese that stream their masses using the ChurchCast (now StreamSpot) live streaming service.

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