Micro-Tyco is designed to liberate entrepreneurial thinking across our whole society.

Micro-Tyco school girls

Micro-Tyco is a month-long entrepreneurial training programme that enables participants to practice fundamental business behaviours in a safe, ‘micro’ environment. Teams from schools, universities and businesses have one month to grow their £1 ‘seed capital’ into as much money as possible. Micro-Tyco unleashes participants’ latent talents, fostering essential entrepreneurial thinking, resourcefulness and teamwork. Participants receive world class business video training from Micro-Tyco Mentors (such as Josh Bayliss, CEO of Virgin Group and Thérèse Rein, Entrepreneur and Former First Lady of Australia) and access to the ‘Micro-Tyco Method’ eBook.

Participants can now also be recognised for their entrepreneurial excellence through our exclusive ‘Micro-Tyco Excellence Award’ in partnership with The Social Innovation Lab at Babson College, the world’s top school for entrepreneurship. Micro-Tycos also have the opportunity to expand their networks further at Future Talent Forums, Micro-Tyco Master Classes and the WildHearts GEL Summits.

All money created by Micro-Tycos is invested by WildHearts in micro-loans for poor entrepreneurs in the developing world. Participants ‘become an entrepreneur to fund an entrepreneur’. By associating business excellence with social impact, Micro-Tyco aims to Inspire the Leaders Our World Deserves.

The Babson Award

The Micro-Tyco Excellence Award celebrates purpose-driven entrepreneurial excellence. Participants are recognised by The Social Innovation Lab at Babson College, the world’s top school for entrepreneurship. The award is open to our global network of Micro-Tyco schools, universities and corporates.

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Our Customers

  • Barclays
  • SSE
  • Grant Property
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Deloitte
  • Linklaters
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • CBRE
  • Natwest
  • L'Oreal

Micro-Tyco for Corporates

Micro-Tyco has been so successful at identifying and developing talent, it is now used by the world’s top brands as part of their recruitment and employee development strategies.

From apprentices to senior leaders, Corporates have embedded Micro-Tyco to enhance leadership skills, develop entrepreneurial thinking and build collaborative teams. It works as part of an existing training programme or implemented as a bespoke HR or CSR activity.

Our recruitment programmes utilise our school and university networks UK-wide, enabling companies to access a diverse pool of talent to fulfil their social mobility objectives.

To discuss taking part or to find out how organisations such as Deloitte, Johnson and Johnson and Barclays use Micro-Tyco to identify and develop talent, register your interest below.

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  • 95%
    of Barclays participants
    said Micro-Tyco improved their commercial, innovation and entrepreneurial skills.
    Barclays Global HR, 2016

Micro-Tyco for Schools

Micro-Tyco inspires an entrepreneurial environment that fosters creative thinking, resourcefulness and team work as well as helping pupils to develop financial literacy, communication, leadership, project management and networking skills.

Micro-Tyco is free for schools. It can run as a stand-alone 4-week challenge or incorporated into classes as part of an 8-week Programme of Learning, using interactive resources and lesson plans provided by WildHearts. The challenge runs in February and November and is most suitable for year groups P4 – S6/ Yr.5-13. Schools can enter as many teams as they like (max 5 pupils per team).

By taking part in Micro-Tyco senior pupils can learn how business can be a force for good and gain experience that enhances their personal statement and CV. Students are also provided with the chance to secure work experience with leading employers such as Deloitte. Since 2016, nearly 500 Micro-Tyco students have secured work experience placements with top employers across the UK.

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Micro-Tyco for Colleges and Universities

Micro-Tyco produces inspired, entrepreneurial thinkers who can execute their ideas in a team, within a competitive environment, and who care about their impact on their local and global community.

By taking part in Micro-Tyco, students develop their entrepreneurial and employability skills, helping them to differentiate their CV whilst preparing them for the world of work. Micro-Tyco also provides students with the opportunity to expand their networks further at Future Talent Forums, Micro-Tyco Master Classes and WildHearts GEL Summits.

Participating in Micro-Tyco is free for Colleges and Universities. The challenge runs in February and November with unlimited team entries (max 5 students per team).

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Micro-Tyco for Community Groups

Micro-Tyco works in partnership with local authorities and voluntary organisations to support and develop key outcomes centred around employability, global citizenship, leadership and entrepreneurial thinking. From Youth Groups to Adult Learning Groups, Micro-Tyco can be used to develop the needs of your learners.

“Micro-Tyco is game changing on so many levels. The financial growth of £1 into thousands is exponentially surpassed by the social, educational and employment benefits. Micro-Tyco raises aspirations and creates opportunities for businesses to revamp operations and for young people to revolutionise their lives.”
– Marion Allison, Head of Community Learning and Development (CLD) Standards Council

Micro-Tyco is free of charge for community initiatives. The challenge runs in February and November with unlimited team entries (max 5 people per team).

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