Each team that takes part in this entrepreneurial training programme will receive £1 seed capital and will have 30 days to grow this into as much money as possible. At the end of November, the top performing 200 pupils will be offered a place on Deloitte’s ASPIRE work experience programme and be supported to apply for Deloitte’s BrightStart programme.

100% of the money generated by Micro-Tyco teams during the challenge is used to fund microloans across the developing world.  This helps poor micro-entrepreneurs to launch businesses and work their own way out of poverty with dignity. Participants become entrepreneurs to fund entrepreneurs.

Can I take part?

You can take part in this programme if:

  • You are or have been eligible for free school meals or;
  • You would be the first member of your immediate family to attend university.

You must also meet the following academic criteria:

  • GCSE grade C or above in English Language (in your first sitting)
  • GCSE grade B or above in Maths (in your first sitting)
  • Be predicted or achieved AS level results or equivalent to BCC or above

Micro-Tyco website