COF 034 The Art of The Start with Georgie-Ann McKoy Getton hosted by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown

COF 034: The Art of The Start: Finding Your Way as an Entrepreneur with Georgie-Ann Getton-McKoy


In this episode, Jamaican American Tech Entrepreneur Georgie-Ann Getton-McKoy discusses The Art of The Start: Finding Your Way As An Entrepreneur.

Georgie-Ann is the founder of Illicit Mind, a company that helps entrepreneurs maneuver their way through the entrepreneurial ecosystem. They focus on entrepreneurs who don’t fit into the societal characteristics of an “average entrepreneur”; specifically people of color, women and immigrants. Their mission is to increase the success rate of new diverse entrepreneurs.

We discuss the 3 phases of entrepreneurship and membership at Illicit Mind:

  1. Curious Caterpillar
  2. Courageous Cocoon
  3. Creative Butterfly

The Art of The Start focuses on the millennial Caribbean American who is a Curious Caterpillar. We discuss their challenges, advantages and resources available to them.

Georgie-Ann is also the founder of Caribbeans In Tech an Illicit Mind initiative whose mission is to develop, educate and create allies for Caribbeans in Technology.


Connect with Illicit Mind

Illicit Minds – @illicitmindinc on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook


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Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown is Founder & host of Carry On Friends one of the first podcasts dedicated to the Caribbean American Experience. She is leading the way for Caribbean Podcast as the founder of Breadfruit Media, the first Caribbean podcast production company; and founder of the Caribbean Podcast Directory a place to discover podcasts by people of Caribbean Heritage.