Brit Fitzpatrick

Executive Director, Blue North

Brit is the Executive Director of Blue North, the community for startups and small businesses in Northern Kentucky. She is focused on building a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem that connects both startups and small businesses with the mentors, partners, resources, and potential funders they need to succeed.

Prior to joining Tri-ED in 2019, Brit founded one of the first SaaS mentoring startups, and launched communities for underrepresented entrepreneurs in Tennessee. She also led the founding team at 1804 Entrepreneur Center in her hometown of Louisville, KY.

Brit holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Howard University and a Masters of Arts degree in Digital Marketing from the University of Memphis. She’s been invited to speak on entrepreneurship and social innovation at more than 30 events and conferences across the U.S. — including Dreamforce, TEDx, and White House Demo Day. She’s been profiled as an entrepreneur in national media outlets — including GOOD Magazine, Essence, Inc., and FastCompany.

Brit enjoys writing about tech and entrepreneurship, listening to podcasts on long drives, collecting quirky mugs, and boxing. Her favorite quote for entrepreneurs comes from her hometown hero Muhammad Ali, “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.”