Ollie Forsyth
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 Ollie Forsyth

Ollie Forsyth is a young entrepreneur. At only 18, (born on Christmas Day) he has launched several businesses, learnt from failure, learnt the hard way, but achieved much more than many people would expect to achieve in a lifetime. He started Ollie’s Shop, an online gift shop for teenagers aged 13 (www.ollieshop.co.uk) Having appeared in over 150 magazines and newspapers including, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Forbes, The Times, entrepreneur.com and many more, he launched his own entrepreneurs magazine, The Budding Entrepreneur which has readers across the globe.

He is also Co-Founder of UniBell, an online exchange where students can buy or sell products at university campuses. Ollie is also Co-Founder of UNBXD (www.unbxd.co.uk) which is a creative agency). As well as this, he is also the CMO at Somato Keyboard and Coolnearyou (www.somatokeyboard.com) and www.coolnearyou.com)

Having struggled with dyslexia all his life, his ‘motto’ in life was, screw qualifications, get on and do it. "I am a great believer that personality and experience can be much more important than qualifications."  Ollie was bullied at school which contributed to him leaving without any qualifications however he was then able to work around the clock on his ventures and attend The Peter Jones Enterprise School.

Ollie has spoken at places such as, MyBnk, Reading University, Nottingham University, Warwickshire College and many others. This is what Ollie normally talks about:

-    Starting a business

-    How to market your business and get into the media

-    What industry leaders want from entrepreneurs

-    How to grow your business very rapidly

-    How to become a leader / becoming a leader

-    Living with dyslexia / Bullied at school > Making a success

-    Why you should start a business

-    Where entrepreneurship is going

-    Social Enterprises / the economy and why we should save the planet


What’s next?

-    Building an entrepreneurs incubator

-    Looking to build an entrepreneurs centre in India


Awards / Interesting facts about me:

-    Voted 3rd most influential teen 2015 by The Times Magazine 2015

-    Highly Recommended and Runner up in The Queens Young Leader Award 2016

-    One of City AM’s most influential entrepreneurs

-    Appeared on BBC Victoria Derbyshire, ITV’s This Morning, London 360 and Channel 4 

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