Steven C. Philpott, Sr.
Steven C. Philpott, Sr. is CEO of Xtramedium Communications, a Chicago company founded in 2002 to address the need for new systems in urban planning and economic development of Black communities. He is also one of the cofounders and chief pilot in charge of MySkaut Mobility, a drone assisted service platform designed by a resident of Chicago's Englewood in 2017. As with MySkaut and other projects, Steve leverages his background in enterprise technology and experiences working with a range of community, municipal and industry stakeholders to bring community-driven innovations to light. In 2016, Steve also established Colony 5, a not-for-profit tech accelerator dedicated to helping Black male entrepreneurs develop and fund their innovations thru social impact, Opportunity Zone and PIPE (private investment in public equity) investments initiatives.