In 2015 I (Georgie) took a leap of faith with the goal of creating a community of innovators, creatives and entrepreneurs ready to learn and grow together. I launched Illicit Mind because as a young diverse entrepreneur I lacked the tools, network and support systems that were necessary to be a successful entrepreneur. After 3 years, what started as a 1 women operation, with much blood, sweat, tears and hard work has turned into something so much more.
We are extremely proud to say we have had the pleasure of working with some AMAZING team members, held over 60 events, engaged over 3000 innovators and have opened many doors for ourselves and our peers.
The road has not been smooth but it has been worth it. Along the way we have come across many problems that innovators face on a day to day basis. Ranging from access to financial and social capital, lack of diversity in tech, lack of community support, too many resources, and not sure how to execute their idea. We have tapped into solving each of these problems through our programming in various ways.
But with time things change. Illicit Mind has come to a point where in order for the team and work to grow and continue the company itself must come to an end. It saddens us to announce that we have decided to shut down Illicit Mind. The team will continue to work in the innovation, and impact space with a focus on helping diverse innovators succeed. This is not a good bye but a see you later.
On this blog I plan to share my story while inspiring other humans to follow their passions, dive into the world of entrepreneurship,
and be amazing at everything they do.