Clever Tykes fought its way through a crowd of 1000 other entrants to make it to the Pitch final 2014 where only 20 fully trading companies remained. The Pitch 2014 involved a bootcamp phase for the first time and Ben had pitched against 49 other business in the London heat to make it to the grand final. The final posed a fresh challenge after only having to complete 90 second pitches at the bootcamps, contestants had 3 minutes to deliver their pitches along with the optional use of props and slides. The panel of four judges also had the opportunity to ask questions to each of them.The Pitch 2014The final of the Pitch 2014 was held at the event's birthplace in Bristol where contestants had travelled the length and breadth of the UK including businesses from Edinburgh, Newquay, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Bristol itself.
Clever Tykes is incredibly passionate about enterprise education and has carried out extensive research to determine exactly what enterprise in primary schools looks like in today's society. Why is it that, even though enterprise is not statutory at the primary level, some schools regard it as an incredibly important part of their curriculum?Given that there is no requirement of primary school to adopt enterprise, it's understandable that the quality and quantity of primary enterprise education varies massively from school to school and between local education authorities. The common theme in schools with a good standard of enterprise education is a proactive and forward-thinking headteacher. Headteachers have the power to adopt and implement enterprise if they are passionate about developing certain skills and attitudes in their pupils - the old adage, where there' a will; there's a way rings true.

A beautifully written testimony from one of Clever Tykes' happy customers: The summer has begun! And by summer, I mean, I have the kids all day every day. As a parent, this happy time is defined by the continual presence of your delightful offspring and it's time...

With the increasing emphasis on enterprise education, particularly at a primary level, some teachers’ ability to deliver this content might be called into question. Some argue that entrepreneurship cannot be taught by someone who has no experience of running a business, but is that unfair?Some teachers have never left the education system. The route through school, university, and a PGCE is familiar, with many teachers embarking on their careers in their early 20s. Furthermore, people in mainstream education grow up around teachers and understand the role of a teacher perhaps better than any other profession.

Say hello to Change-it Cho, the star of the third book in the Clever Tykes series! Cho is a passionate social entrepreneur and makes for a brilliant positive entrepreneurial role model who we're sure you'll love and will inspire your children to achieve great things. What...

We recently went to number 10 Downing Street to talk to Lord Young about enterprise education.Here is some coverage of our visit in HEM Life, a Birmingham newspaper....

The original article on entrepreneurial kids was written by Maggie Lord and is featured on entrepreneur.com. It can be found here.Note - the Clever Tykes books are not trying to create an influx of child entrepreneurs. They are simply teaching children to look for opportunities...

Without getting too deep into the politics of developing an effective curriculum and whether or not we should be embracing technology in schools, I'd like to share some thoughts. The rapid development of technology and its uptake by everyone, including children, causes a number of...