Colony 5

Colony 5 is a business accelerator collaborating across public/private teams to establish a cyberinfrastructure for distressed communities.

About

Colony 5 is a business accelerator collaborating across public/private teams to establish a cyberinfrastructure for distressed communities. Our focus is driven by developing sustainable tech-enabled entrepreneurs to thrive and scale globally while seated in local communities. We use technology everyday ... and have since the advent of the wheel. New innovations and their wannabe competitors are barreling into the fabric of our culture. It's time to apply tech as a utility for people to truly solve the issue of economic parity in distressed communities. The AoO connects the scientific research community with entrepreneurial efforts to discover innovations with societal impact. 

Services

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Crowdfunding
  • Microloans

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Website Development

Training

  • Online Courses and Videos
Primary ContactSteven Philpott
Addresss815 W 63rd
4th Floor
Chicago, Il 60621
Phone(312) 344-3037