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April is Startup Grind's Global Funding Month, presented with Oracle for Startups + American Express.
Startup Grind Gibraltar is partnering up with Entrepreneur and investor, Ryan Howsam who has 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, investor and mentor to offer a workshop on how to apply to his 90 day app as a beta tester and get the chance to be one of 10 startups to receive a group mentoring and one will be selected to receive a £5000.00 innovation Grant. The application link will be available after the workshop to those who have registered.
Ryan is the founder and chairman of Staysure, the UK’s market leading travel insurance company which is consistently rated as one of the UK’s most trusted insurance providers. Ryan is also the group CEO of his own investment firm, Howsam Limited, which has seen him invest over £25 million in innovative ventures across the financial services, luxury, travel and tech sectors.
With a keen eye for business opportunity, Ryan is an expert in helping businesses create unique spaces in their market. A key part of Ryan’s mentorship and his personal philosophy is 90 Days, his self-developed method for success, which has underlined many of Ryan’s achievements.
Opening the event Ryan will give an introduction followed by a presentation by Caroline Lips, Senior Lead at Howsam Group who will be launching the 90 day method and App.
Workshop 90 Day App Beta Testers + £5000 Innovation Grant Application
What is on offer?
A £5000 innovation grant is on offer to one of the 10 companies selected for the programme
Each company will receive group coaching from Ryan Howsam and early access to the new software
How many companies will be selected?
We will choose up to 10 companies who fit with the ethos and criteria
What is the application process?
After the workshop complete an application form. From this process they will make a shortlist of applicants who are then refined to 10.
What is required of companies?
If successful for the beta programme you must have time to attend the one hour group coaching calls, liaise with our team and give your feedback. Terms and conditions will include your use of the app, non competitive clauses, and non disclosure.
What are the exact Group Coaching Calls on offer and how does it work?
90 Day App Programme
Initial questionnaire where you self appraise yourself and your company against different areas
Pre Kick off group call and on boarding with the 90 Days team
Group Kick off call with Ryan on Zoom where you will benefit from his business wisdom and sense checking your OKRTs
Short, fortnightly meetings with the 90 Days team
45 Day Group Check in with Ryan Howsam over Zoom
90 Day Group Check in with Ryan Howsam over Zoom
Exit questionnaires and depth interview with the team about your experiences with the app
Join this exciting, insightful session and be ready to apply!
Startup Grind Gibraltar Team.
Howsam Ltd & Staysure
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Ryan Howsam started his career selling double glazing at 17, and went on to build an enterprise worth hundreds of millions without external investment, now employing over 1000 people across his portfolio of companies.
He is the founder and chairman of the market leading insurance company Staysure, which is regulated in Gibraltar, and over the past few years his group have acquired Avanti and Paying Too Much, bolstering his market share. Ryan invests in a number of tech, financial services, startups and luxury brands including Garcon Wines who are an innovative packaging company, Lymited - a luxury blockchain powered investment and retail platform for limited edition collectibles, and Tabl, a food tourism marketplace, to name a few. During the 2020 Covid pandemic Ryan opened up his calendar to help other entrepreneurs with mentoring , and is currently seeking startups and businesses who need investment to apply via his website for an initial zoom pitch.
In September of this year Ryan acquired the majority stake in the European senior tour and renamed it The Legends Tour, bringing about a new era in senior golf. The tour offers fantastic sponsorship opportunities and new formats where amateurs can get involved and play alongside pros. Celebrity golfer ambassadors include former Ryder Cup Captains and major players.
From his own learnings as an entrepreneur, Ryan has created a unique business system which he uses in all the companies he works with and invests in. Structuring his own goals into 90 day cycles, Ryan is developing his own proprietary technology to help start ups and established companies to employ his method and see huge results. To get involved and try the system you can visit his Facebook page or website for more details.
Ryan believes business is simple if you know how to play the game and indeed, unlike many companies who have crumbled during Covid, he’s managed to think differently and keep Staysure afloat even in these difficult times. Being in arguably one of the hardest hit industries there is, travel, this is quite an achievement.