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Promoting entrepreneurial thinking across schools, universities and businesses

Micro-Tyco is a month long competition run by the WildHearts Foundation that enables participants to practice and learn fundamental business principles in a safe, 'micro' environment.

Become an entrepreneur to fund an entrepreneur

Micro-Tyco is a month long competition run by the WildHearts Foundation that enables participants to practice and learn fundamental business principles in a safe, 'micro' environment. It is designed to liberate entrepreneurial thinking across our whole society. Teams from schools, universities or businesses have one month to turn £1 seed capital into as much money as possible.

"Unleashing Talent"

Over the last three years, over 24,500 Micro-Tycos from Schools to Corporates, across the UK and North America, have been inspired to learn the latest entrepreneurial thinking. Micro-Tyco is so effective that not only have top employers started using Micro-Tyco to recruit and develop talent but it recently received the ‘Social Innovator Award’ from Babson College, Boston, the world’s top school for entrepreneurship.

During Micro-Tyco participants receive world class business training from the Micro-Tyco Mentors (including Lord Digby Jones and Sir Tom Hunter) via video and interact with other teams via the exclusive Micro-Tyco social network. Micro-Tycos then have the chance to expand their network further at Future Talent Forums, Micro-Tyco Master Classes and the WildHearts Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Summits.

All money created by the Micro-Tycos is invested by the WildHearts Foundation in micro-loans for poor entrepreneurs in the developing world. Participants 'become an entrepreneur to fund an entrepreneur'. By associating business excellence with economic justice, Micro-Tyco inspires the Leaders Our World Deserves.

To find out more visit www.wildheartsinaction.org/microtyco

“The Micro-Tyco Challenge is the perfect way to provide opportunities for learners in our school to think and act in enterprising ways. These involve being creative, risk taking and developing leadership skills; a real entrepreneurial experience for all those involved. Pupils were able develop a ‘Can Do’ attitude and the challenge of reinvesting real money to spur growth kept the excitement and enthusiasm high throughout. Micro-Tyco is a learning tool that is fun, engaging and experiential where pupils take ownership from beginning to end.”

- James Campbell, Enterprise Co-Ordinator, Holyrood R.C High School, Edinburgh

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