S02.15 Ollie Forsyth: Battling Dyslexia and Bullying & Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur
The Human Entrepreneur
Ollie Forsyth is a serial entrepreneur. At age 13 he founded Ollie's Shop, an online store that sold jewellery and accessories. Since then, he has played a role in founding many other ventures, empowering women, supporting young entrepreneurs and helping young refugees. Ollie also writes and talks about entrepreneurship and is currently a community manager at Espirit VC. Ollie has founded The Budding Entrepreneur Magazine, and has recently started The Makers Podcast which has a focus on people's journey to success and mental health. Today we discuss his journey, overcoming his disability and bullying. We also discuss cold-calling and reaching out to press. Our new publication is out. Get TheFourOneOne now! Follow us and get in touch with us on: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Ollie Forsyth: Community Manager, Draper Esprit: Venture Capital - reinvented (92)
InsTech London - insurance & innovation with Matthew Grant
In the week that Lemonade had its IPO, Matthew Grant has been speaking to another VC firm about what it’s looking for in its portfolio companies. Matthew spoke to Ollie Forsyth who has crammed a lot into only a few years. One of his current roles is community manager at Draper Esprit. Ollie comments on the current technology scene from the view of a millennial, and has advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and those wishing to benefit from what Draper Esprit offer. Ollie brings a different perspective to innovation from our usual guests. As well as a day job identifying late-stage technology companies, he has also run his own businesses and has hosted the popular "The Makers Podcast" for two years. Talking points from Episode 92 include: Making your own way in the world How to get noticed as an entrepreneur Why now is a great time to hire talent What Gen Z customers are looking for from insurance The changing world of work post-pandemic Tell us what you think or contact Matthew Grant on Linkedin. Find out what we are up to at Instech London and sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to an InsTech London podcast, or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 CPD hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. Complete the InsTech London Podcast Feedback Survey to claim your CPD time.
I am so excited to release this special episode with Marc Randolph co-founder of Netflix. In this episode, we discuss: 1. How to build a business that WILL work 2. Company Culture 3. Scaling plus Marc's latest book, That will never work!
The Future of FinTech: Makers Podcast by Ollie Forsyth
The Makers Podcast
My latest guests on The Makers Podcast are the founders from: Tandem Bank, Soldo, OakNorth & Dozens. In this episode, we discuss The future of FinTech as well as: 1. How regulators and governments can help FinTech companies grow in the UK and outside of the UK2. Which countries are FinTech’s expanding in 3. Hiring the best talent4. Fundraising and why some of the companies went to the crowd to raise 5. What FinTech company would they be running apart from their own? Plus so much more…
#002 | Ollie Forsyth | “There were days where they’d lock me in a room for days on end”
We sat down with Ollie Forsyth, an inspirational 21 year old entrepreneur who runs The Makers Podcast. Ollie talks us through his journey of building a business while still at school, building an incredible network and how he dealt with being bullied.
TransferWise TOP 20 under 20 CEO | Ollie Forsyth on Before I’m Successful
Before I'm Successful
Ollie Forsyth is a bread-and-born entrepreneur, the host of The Makers Podcast, he has been listed #3 on the New York Times Super Teen List and was also featured in numerous magazines like Forbes, The Times, Entrepreneur.com. He was also a Young Entrepreneur finalist at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in 2017, was named one of 20 under 20 CEOs by TransferWise and received a distinguished award from the Queen of England for being one of Queens Young Leaders. Besides all this, he is also very passionate about classic cars and already owned two before even having a drivers license.
AC is the founder of the new fintech company, Dozens, the new home for your money as well as, the one stop app for your financial health needs. In this episode, we will discuss: The idea behind Dozens How Dozens' bonds work Launching just 8 weeks ago and now on 10,000 downloads, opening accounts at a rate of 100-200 per day Building a tone of voice for your customers Logistics on expanding a fintech outside of the UK Building a company around trust Creating a lifetime customers Challenges for scaling too fast, then on boarding customers (card printing) How can Dozens make us financially savvy? Average deposits in the bonds A fintech company that doesn’t look at CV’s when hiring! Dozens are currently raising £3.5m on Seedrs, where will the money be spent? Will Dozens launch business banking? Will they IPO? AC will be speaking at our Fintech event on October 1st. For a 30% discount, enter code Podcast - available only for the first 100 tickets. Visit www.makersseed.com/events See you there! Hosted by Ollie Forsyth host of The Makers Podcast.
Tom Blomfield: Monzo - The Makers Podcast by Ollie Forsyth
The Makers Podcast
Tom Blomfield is a British entrepreneur. After studying for a law degree at Oxford University, he founded the UK-based company GoCardless and challenger bank Monzo. In 2013, he was recognised as one of the top five entrepreneurs under 30 by the European Commission. - The Makers Podcast by Ollie Forsyth
Simon Beckerman: Depop - The Makers Podcast by Ollie Forsyth
The Makers Podcast
Simon Beckerman is the founder of Depop, a peer-to-peer social shopping app based in London, with additional offices in Milan and New York City. Depop was incorporated in 2011 and to date, they have raised $43.6m backed by VC's such as Balderton & Octopus. - The Makers Podcast by Ollie Forsyth
James Cadbury: Love Cocoa - The Makers Podcast by Ollie Forsyth
The Makers Podcast
James Cadbury is the founder of Love Cocoa. The inspiration behind Love Cocoa comes from founder James Cadbury's, great-great-great grandfather John Cadbury, who setup Cadbury chocolate nearly 200 years ago. The philanthropist built Cadbury on great ethical grounds, looking after its workforce and improving civil rights. With the family no longer involved, the business was subject to a hostile takeover in 2010 being sold to a US company. Another fascinating story, I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did. Don't forget to subscribe to The TBE Podcast to avoid missing out on any future episodes. Additionally, if you are looking to start, grow or fundraise for your business, please head over to Twitter or Instagram and send me a message (@ollieforsyth). I would love to see how we can help & support you. - The Makers Podcast by Ollie Forsyth