Micro Tyco Project


OnePoundMicro-Tyco is a month long event that runs in Bellahouston Academy that enables participants to practice and learn fundamental business principles in a safe, ‘micro’ environment.

In November 2014, teams in Bellahouston Academy raised more than £1000 for this great cause. We are running this again in November 2015 and hoping to continue this success.

Teams 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 four years, over 26 ,000 Micro-Tyco teams from Schools to Businesses 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.

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.

Click here to find out more about the Micro-Tyco Project