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Micro Tyco Videos

Talent Leaders
Discussing Micro-Tyco Impact
Micro-Tyco Results in Promotion
Natasha Gordon, Talisman
Micro-Tyco Leads to Job
For school excludee
School Montage
Micro-Tyco For Schools
Master Class
Micro-Tyco Masterclass with Sir Tom Hunter
GEL Summits
London and Edinburgh 2014
Deloitte Testimonial
Head of Corporate Responsibility
Future Leaders
Unlocking potential
Creating Common Ground
Youth Group & Deloitte
Bob Keiller Master Class
Wood Group CEO
Michel Roux Jr
Deloitte Canape Challenge with Master Chef’s Michel Roux Jr
Breaking Down Barriers
Building confidence
Thinking Long Term
Micro-Tyco Impact
Creating Confidence
Micro-Tyco leads to job for Alexander
George Heriots
Schools 2nd Place 2013
Pitching Ideas
Discovering talents
Education Insights
From teacher
Global Champions
Talisman turned £1 into £75,764
Corporate Montage
Micro-Tyco for businesses
Micro-Tyco Winners
Celebration With Sir Tom Hunter
Igniting the Spark
Jack now wants own business
Cheryl Kiser
Babson College, Boston
Winning Customers
Student discovers business passion
Micro-Tyco 2012 After Party Video
Micro-Tyco 2012 After Party Video
Creating Common Ground
Youth Group & Deloitte
Linklaters
Law firm Linklaters took 2nd place in Micro-Tyco 2012
St Joseph's Video Diary
Micro-Tyco 2012
Tully Kearney
Tully Kearney from Team GB speaks about Micro-Tyco
Fraser McMillan
Partner & Glasgow Office Head, Pinsent Masons
Deloitte
Micro-Tyco 2011 Winning Team who turned £1 into £19,008.72
Inverness High School
Micro-Tyco 2012 Team
Headstart Nursery
Headstart Nursery turn £1 into £1271
St Josephs
Winning School & 2nd overall, generating £9527.37
Craig Connon
Mossneuk Primary Teacher & Micro-Tyco Coach
Mossneuk School
3rd overall, generating £3743.96
Fiona Downey
Education Development Officer
Ghana Thank You
Filmed in Ghana with WildHearts micro-clients
Micro-Tyco Mentors
Montage of the Micro-Tyco Video Mentors
Carol Smillie Interview
With Carol Smillie, Mick Jackson & Deloitte's Ian Steele
St Vincents Primary
Micro-Tyco 2010 Winners, generating £4170.19
Micro-Tyco Partners
Meet our Micro-Tyco Partners

Micro-Tyco: Become an Entrepreneur to Fund an Entrepreneur

Micro-Tyco is designed to liberate entrepreneurial thinking across our whole society. It is so effective that not only have top employers started using Micro-Tyco to recruit and develop talent but Micro-Tyco recently received the ‘Social Innovator Award’ from Babson College, Boston, the world’s top school for entrepreneurship.

Micro-Tyco’s goal is to ‘Democratise Opportunity’.  Why is this so important? Because releasing talent in all our citizens is essential for our society and economy to thrive.  How do we do this? By providing three key components: Inspiration, Knowledge and Networks.


Micro-Tyco is a month long competition 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. There is only one rule: transactions must be legal. Micro-Tyco unleashes participants' latent talents, fostering essential entrepreneurial thinking, resourcefulness and team work. Over the last three years, over 22,000 Micro-Tycos from Schools to Corporates have been inspired to learn the latest entrepreneurial thinking.

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 will have the chance to expand their network 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 an entrepreneur to fund an entrepreneur'. By associating business excellence with economic justice, Micro-Tyco inspires the Leaders Our World Deserves. The results speak for themselves; Micro-Tyco is already compulsory graduate training for multi-nationals such as Wood Group and RBS and is used by Deloitte as a talent identification strategy in UK universities.

Micro-Tyco inspires our companies to excel and our children to believe, creates compassionate global citizens and will inspire the leaders our world deserves.

Micro-Tyco
is the product of over ten years experience in enterprise education and entrepreneurial success and is designed to invigorate our companies, challenge the dependency culture and stimulate self-reliance and enterprise. It is fast, fun and furious, forcing contestants to break out of their limited self perceptions and comfort zones. Micro-Tyco inspires the spirit of enterprise in its purest form and rewards participants with the knowledge that in business, if they can succeed at Micro-Tyco, they can succeed at anything.

How does it work? Micro-Tyco will run every February and November. Teams choose which month they want to participate in and ‘apply’ to WildHearts for ‘seed capital’; a micro-loan of £1. Once the clock starts they have one month to turn it into as much money as possible. At the end of the month the team with the most money wins. There is only one rule: transactions must be legal.

Who can enter? School, colleges, universities, clubs and companies can enter teams to Micro-Tyco. Each team must have no more than 5 members but each organisation can enter as many teams as they wish. Companies compete against companies, schools against schools and Universities and Colleges against each other, with one winner from each group. 

The competition keeps you sharp, the deadline keeps the pressure on. Micro-Tyco does not care about your qualifications or where you are from.  Its apparent simplicity is deceptive. The low value of the £1 loan entices you to get involved but then takes you on a journey where the challenge grows with the money. It is a seed that reveals your inner wealth and helps you discover talents you never knew you had. As the money grows, so will you.

The money created from Micro-Tyco will then be invested by WildHearts in micro-loans to help the world’s poorest people work their own way out of poverty with dignity and self respect. As a result participants will go from becoming dynamic wealth creators to global ethical investors. Micro-Tyco’s gift to you will be the knowledge that once you release your talents the whole world benefits.

Micro-Tyco: Invest in yourself, invest in your company, invest in our children, invest in our community. 

Read more about the Micro-Tyco vision here.

WildHearts Micro-Tyco Business Challenge:  Is YOUR heart pounding?

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