Edtech

What Issue Led Brett Wigdortz OBE To Become A Successful Entrepreneur?

May 18, 2024 | By Startup Rise EU

Brett Wigdortz OBE Converted An Issue Into An Opportunity, Now Built Multi-Million Dollar Company, Tiney.

SUMMARY

  • Tiney was founded by Brett Wigdortz in 2018 with Edd Read and John Newbold.
  • Together with seasoned tech founders Edd Read and John Newbold, tiney's co-founder and CEO Brett Wigdortz OBE set out to address the pressing issues facing early childhood education, family access to care, and children's lack of readiness for school.

Brett Wigdortz OBE Converted An Issue Into An Opportunity, Now Built Multi-Million Dollar Company, Tiney.

About Brett Wigdortz OBE

Meet the man, Brett Wigdortz OBE, who is a successful entrepreneur in the United Kingdom. He identified a problem, understood it, and worked diligently to resolve it.

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Let us introduce that prior to this, the man had completed his 15-year successful entrepreneurial journey with his 1st startup, Teach First, running a $100 million turnover company with 600 employees. However, in October 2017, he announced his resignation as Teach First's CEO. Brett identified a problem during leading Teach First.

Why started Tiney?

Brett noticed that early childhood education was in crisis; families were unable to get attention for their children, and children were starting their education without the basic emotional, social, and educational skills that are necessary to be ready for school.

Brett says, "The first year of a child’s development are absolutely crucial for shaping their long-term educational trajectory. Early years educators play an enormous role in this, but astronomical costs and provider shortages have robbed too many families of access to high-quality care." Furthermore, he was determined to solve this critical problem and decided to launch his new startup.

What does Tiney do?

In 2018, Brett launched Tiney with Edd Read and John Newbold in order to address the growing demand for high-quality, easily accessible early childhood education throughout England.

Tiney finds, trains, and assists "micro-entrepreneurs" who wish to become retrained childminders and start childcare facilities at home. They started Tiney with a mission to enable affordable childcare for parents, high-quality early education for children, and amazing careers for childminders.

Do you know?

Recently, in order to grow the business and unlock the potential of every child, London-based tech-enabled childcare startup tiney.co secured €8.3 million.

Throughout his entrepreneurial path, Brett has achieved remarkable things:

Honors & awards

1000 Most Influential Londoners issued by Evening Standard in Jan 2019. 

500 Most Influential Individuals in the UK issued by Debrett's in Jan 2017.  

London Charity CEO of the Year issued by Institute of Directors in Jan 2013.  

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) issued by HM Queen Elizabeth II in Jan 2013.   

This entrepreneur's heart didn’t ignore the issue, saw this as an opportunity and built a multi-million dollar enterprise solving an issue. 


Give the brief about Tiney?

Tiney was established by Brett Wigdortz in 2018 with Edd Read and John Newbold. It is used to address the growing demand for high-quality, easily accessible early childhood education throughout England.


When Brett Wigdortz resign from Teach First's CEO?

In October 2017 Brett Wigdortz resign from Teach First's CEO.


When Tiney was founded?

Tiney was founded in 2018.

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