March 9, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Speed Art Museum
part of a series on Courage
About the speaker
Brit Fitzpatrick is the Founder & CEO of MentorMe. MentorMe is building technology that makes it less time-consuming to manage mentoring programs, while also making mentoring relationships more productive and impactful.
As an American Express Top 50<40 in social enterprise, Brit has a demonstrated track record of identifying innovative ways to intersect emerging technology with scalable social impact.
Brit started her first entrepreneurial venture at seven years old during a summer spent at her Granny's house. Her big idea? Selling ice cream to neighborhood kids who'd missed the ice-cream truck. Unfortunately, this quickly growing business came to a screeching halt after she was found guilty (admittedly) of selling her products for unreasonable markups and sold a bomb pop to a neighborhood kid for $20. Lesson learned: parents want their change.
Brit has been invited to speak on entrepreneurship; social enterprise; mentorship; and diversity in entrepreneurship and technology at conferences across the U.S. — including Dreamforce, White House Demo Day, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Summit. Her work has been profiled in national media outlets — including GOOD Magazine, Essence, Inc., FastCompany, and Madame Noire.
Brit leads efforts to grow the number of underrepresented founders launching and building companies in the Southeast and serves as a millennial ambassador and special events volunteer for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
She's a proud honors graduate of Howard University and holds a Master's in digital media marketing from the University of Memphis, where she earned a competitive full scholarship and graduated at the top of her class.
A Louisville, KY native, Brit cites her “hometown hero” Muhammad Ali as one her greatest influences.
GE Appliances makes life better by designing and building the world’s best appliances. From design to production to service, their goal is to help people improve their lives at home. Learn more about GE Appliances.
Access Ventures is an impact-investment group that provides capital to the best ideas and companies with the most significant potential to challenge the status quo. We tailor our investment strategies with a layered capital approach which is predicated on the belief that all people matter. Learn more about what we do at accessventures.org
The Vogt Invention & Innovation Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville strengthens Louisville’s economic health through support for programs and events that inform innovative thinking and inspire entrepreneurship.