The Gray Matter Experience
Britney Robbins is the founder and CEO of The Gray Matter Experience, a non-profit organization founded in 2016 to help Black high school students learn about and practice entrepreneurship. Britney hails from Quincy, IL but moved to Chicago in 2009 after graduating from The University of Illinois where she received her B.A. in Rhetoric with an English minor.
Britney has worked within Chicago’s entrepreneurship and tech community for the past four years working within some of Chicago’s top venture capital firms and incubators including Sandbox Industries, Lightbank and 1871. She has been recognized as one of Ariel Investment, BMO Harris and WVON’s 40 Under 40 Gamechangers, featured on Fox32, Chicago Inno, BlackEntrepreneur.com, DNAInfo Chicago, Chicago Tribune, and Essence Magazine for her work through Gray Matter. She was also recently named as one of five investees for Goodcity’s Women’s Innovation Fund.
Britney is passionate about the intersection of entrepreneurship, education and youth and believes in empowering others to use their passions and strengths to create opportunities for themselves. She recently authored and published her first children’s book and is committed to inspiring youth to reach their full potential.