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Brit Fitzpatrick

Founder & CEO of HELM

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Brit Fitzpatrick is the Founder & CEO of HELM, (formerly MentorMe), a mobile-first knowledge sharing platform for small business advice and mentorship. HELM’s mission is democratize opportunity by creating technology that makes it easier for people to create and build social capital.

As an American Express Top 50 under 40, Brit has a demonstrated track record of identifying innovative ways to intersect emerging technology with scalable social impact.

She 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 mentoring; entrepreneurship; social enterprise; and inclusive entrepreneurship 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.

Brit is a Points of Light Civic Accelerator alum and a proud honors graduate of Howard University. A Louisville, KY native, Brit cites her “hometown hero” Muhammad Ali as one her greatest influences. Her fave Ali-ism? "Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”