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Jason Trost
From the trading desk to a tech start-up

Prior to founding Smarkets, Jason was an application developer at UBS Global Asset Management (New York) focusing on innovative...

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Jason Trost
Toby Mounsey-Heysham
Ex-banker helping people 'go green'

Toby left working for an American bank, met a business partner though Esc, and went into business working in the Green sector.W...

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Toby Mounsey-Heysham
Selina Barker
A career that gives me freedom and adventure

Five years ago Selina Barker quit her job as a Marketing Manager and set off to create a career that she could carry with her i...

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Selina Barker
Carla Miller
Meet the UK's only Purposologist

Carla Miller evolved her experience in fundraising and consulting to become a full-time Purposologist. Now she spends her days ...

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Carla Miller
James Johnson
Setting up a new online bike auction site

James left his job to set up an online marketplace for selling bikes. As we have found out here at Escape the City, setting up ...

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James Johnson
Saya Hillman
The story of an accidental entrepreneur

Read Saya's amazing story and brilliant tips at the bottom.

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Saya Hillman
Adam Barber
Renewable energy in Costa Rica

After 10 years at a corporate communications company in London, Adam made the leap. He now splits his time between working in a...

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Adam Barber
Matt Robinson
Groupay for societies, clubs and businesses

A great story for anyone looking to start a business. The guys at Groupay started their business before they even knew what the...

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Matt Robinson
Rachel Harris
Elephant Human Relations Aid

Read Rachel's remarkable transition: from starting off in a bank to going right back to basics. Spending the days sweaty and ho...

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Rachel Harris
Rob Owen
Breaking the cycle of offending

"Didn't want on my tombstone: 'Grumpy Investment Banker'." - Follow Rob's transition from being an investment banker to followi...

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Rob Owen
Karen Ho
Aqua Sheko - first fish spa in London

Karen is one of our wildest escape stories. She was in Macau, saw a fish spa in action and decided to give up her job as a Quan...

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Karen Ho
Gregor Botlik
Diving for success with an online sport and travel venture

'I couldn’t have thought of a better opportunity to marry my entrepreneurial drive with an industry that happens to be a life-l...

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Gregor Botlik
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