Brit Fitzpatrick

Network Capital Entrepreneur in Louisville, KY

Brit Fitzpatrick

Network Capital Entrepreneur in Louisville, KY

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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 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 MentorMe, one of the first SaaS mentoring startups, which provided mentoring program management software for more than 100 K-12 mentoring programs throughout the United States. Since then, she has raised $2.5MM in both equity-based and non-dilutive funding. Most recently, she launched and led a regional entrepreneurship hub in the Greater Cincinnati region.

Previously, Brit launched communities for underrepresented entrepreneurs in Tennessee and led the founding team at 1804 Entrepreneur Center in her hometown of Louisville, KY. She is a proud honors graduate of Howard University (B.A.) and the University of Memphis (M.A.).

Brit has been invited to speak on entrepreneurship, mentoring, and social innovation at more than 30 events and conferences across the U.S. — including Dreamforce, TEDx, and White House Demo Day. She has also been profiled as an entrepreneur and startup ecosystem builder in national media outlets — including GOOD Magazine, Essence, Inc., Business Insider, and FastCompany.

Brit serves as an Advisor on the GAN DE&I Board and as Board Chair for the Wild Accelerator in Louisville, KY. She is also a judge and mentor for Startup of the Year.

She enjoys writing about tech and entrepreneurship, listening to podcasts on long drives, collecting quirky mugs, and boxing — especially her hometown hero, Muhammad Ali.

  • Education
    • Howard University
    • University of Memphis