Micro-Tyco is a month-long challenge that enables participants to practice and learn fundamental business principles in a safe, 'micro' environment. Teams from schools, universities or businesses have one month to turn £1 seed capital into as much money as possible. Micro-Tyco unleashes participants' latent talents, fostering essential entrepreneurial thinking, resourcefulness and team work. Participants receive world class business video training from the Micro-Tyco Mentors (including Lord Digby Jones and Sir Tom Hunter) and interact with other teams via the exclusive Micro-Tyco social network. Participants can now be recognised for their entrepreneurial excellence through our exclusive ‘Micro-Tyco Excellence Award’ in partnership with Babson Social Innovation Lab, 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 the Micro-Tycos is invested by WildHearts in micro-loans for poor entrepreneurs in the developing world. Participants 'become entrepreneurs to fund entrepreneurs'. By associating business excellence with economic justice, Micro-Tyco inspires the Leaders Our World Deserves.
High Schools will also have the chance to apply for official Micro-Tyco School status, accessing additional entrepreneurial resources and Teacher CPD. By taking part in Micro-Tyco senior pupils gain an experience that completely differentiates their personal statement and CV and have the chance to secure work experience with leading employers such as Deloitte.
Micro-Tyco is now Scottish Qualification Authority accredited, helping pupils to officially demonstrate their entrepreneurial and workplace skills to future employers. S3-S5 secondary pupils can now attain 50% of the units required for the National Progression Award in Enterprise and Employability (Level 4).These units are Self Awareness (Group D – F2FV10/H18X44) and Enterprise Activity (Group A – D36N10).
Micro-Tyco takes place every February and November. Register your school to take part here.
Micro-Tyco has been so successful at identifying and developing talent, it is now being used by some of the world’s top brands as a key part of their recruitment and employee development strategies.
Micro-Tyco is designed to help participants:
Companies can join the global Micro-Tyco challenge in February or November or participate at a time of their choosing. To discuss taking part or to find out how organisations such as Deloitte, Jaguar Land Rover and SSE use Micro-Tyco to identify and develop talent, email firstname.lastname@example.org
From senior consultants to city lawyers, Micro-Tyco has been used to help experienced professionals and managers enhance their leadership skills, develop as entrepreneurial thinkers and build teams. It can be embedded as part of an existing training programme, implemented as a bespoke HR or CSR activity or delivered simultaneously across global offices.
Companies can join the global Micro-Tyco challenge in February or November or participate at a time of their choosing. To discuss taking part or to find out how organisations such as Barclays, Deloitte and Linklaters LLP have used Micro-Tyco, email email@example.com
In 2012 Deloitte won the global Micro-Tyco challenge by turning £1 into £52,435. Noticing the incredible effect taking part in Micro-Tyco had on their team - revealing hidden talents, liberating entrepreneurial behaviours, inspiring the knowledge that business can be a force for good - Deloitte decided to expand their partnership with WildHearts and embed Micro-Tyco as an official part of their recruitment strategy in schools and universities.
WildHearts have partnered with Deloitte in secondary schools across the UK to teach senior pupils entrepreneurship and employability skills via Micro-Tyco. The 200 pupils who perform best in Micro-Tyco will transform their career prospects by securing work experience at Deloitte. During the challenge, Micro-Tyco schools receive support from a Deloitte volunteer Micro-Tyco Coach, learning resources, Teacher CPD and access to the exclusive Micro-Tyco Method training book.
Dr. Mick Jackson,
WildHearts Founder and CEO,
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2016
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