Brit Fitzpatrick

Tech Entrepreneur, Mentoring Maven, and Startup Ecosystem Builder in Cincinnati, Ohio

Brit Fitzpatrick

Tech Entrepreneur, Mentoring Maven, and Startup Ecosystem Builder in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Brit launched her first business at seven years old during a summer spent at her Granny's house. Her big idea? Sell ice cream to neighborhood kids who'd missed the ice-cream truck. The quickly growing business came to a screeching halt after she was found guilty (admittedly) of selling her products at unreasonable markups and sold a bomb pop to a neighborhood kid for $20. Lesson learned: parents want their change.

In 2013, Brit founded one of the first SaaS mentoring startups, which is now Helm, a company building enterprise knowledge sharing technology for startup and small business advice. Brit's interest in inclusive ecosystem building began when she launched and led grassroots efforts to expand opportunities for other underrepresented entrepreneurs in Tennessee. Most recently, Brit led programming and community outreach at the first Midwest-based accelerator focused on funding and growing tech-driven startups led by underrepresented founders. Before that, Brit led the founding team at 1804 Entrepreneur Center in Louisville, KY, where she led business development, partnerships, programming, and the planning and successful execution of Steve Case's Rise of the Rest Louisville tour.

Brit is an alumna and honors graduate of Howard University (B.A. Public Relations) and the University of Memphis (M.A. Digital Marketing). She's spoken on startups, social innovation, mentoring-driven networks, and intentionally inclusive entrepreneurship at events and conferences across the U.S. — including Dreamforce, the BambooHR Summit, and White House Demo Day.

She's been profiled in national media outlets — including GOOD Magazine, Essence, Inc., and FastCompany. Outside of tech and startups, Brit enjoys listening to podcasts on long drives, collecting quirky mugs to support her Yogi Tea habit, binge-watching medical dramas and sports documentaries, word search puzzles, and making poppin' party decorations for friends and family.

  • Education
    • Howard University
    • University of Memphis