Tycoon in Schools is a free national enterprise competition, which aims to encourage the UK’s budding entrepreneurs to get involved in business by giving them a start-up loan of between £50 and £1000 to run a business whilst at school or college.
Launched in 2012 by Peter Jones CBE and supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and referenced in Lord Young’s ‘Enterprise For All’ review, Tycoon in Schools was developed as a direct response to repeated calls for a national enterprise challenge in schools. The competition allows students to start and run a business whilst at school or college, thereby allowing them to gain valuable hands-on experience of what is involved with running a business.
At the moment, our school and the Year 6 Tycoon team (Dojo Dreams) are currently in second place in the national competition. Our tycoons are a group of keen and enthusiastic Year 6 who are keen to promote the idea of our school values: DREAMS. This year they have been selling dreamcatchers, monster pencil cases and sweet cones.
What an amazing achievement this is! Well done Tycoons! Click this link for further details: https://www.tycooninschools.com/leaderboard