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Frequently Asked Questions

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Member Enquiries

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Employer Enquiries

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Tribe Enquiries

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Press Enquiries

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General Enquiries

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How do I sign up?

Welcome to Escape the City – sign up here and start your journey!

Once signed in you will have access to our latest and greatest opportunities from around the world. You will also be able to discover more about Tribes (our intensive career change and startup communities).

If you’re feeling stuck or in need of change in your career, why not have a look at our Escape Tribe? It’s a 3-month intensive course that helps you find direction and transition towards more fulfilling work.

If you think you want to start a business, check out our Startup Tribe. This also runs for 3 months and is a highly practical experience aimed at accelerating your entrepreneurial journey.

How should I use your site?

The whole Escape the City concept is aimed at helping you answer this question:“if not this, then what?”

Everything we do is designed to help smart, ambitious people like you make brave career transitions.

Escape the City encourages you to your life into your own hands and to step deliberately into a more exciting future. Sounds like a big job – it is! And we are here to help you every step of the way.

How do we do this?

1. Opportunities – We run a job board filled with exciting alternatives for mainstream corporate professionals. Although London-based, we aim to post a wide range of entrepreneurial and positive-impact roles from around the world. You can also check out our new global job search tool, Columbus, here.

2. Tribes – We run intensive 3-month programmes, called Tribes, which are community-focused career change experiences for direction-seekers and aspiring entrepreneurs. If you are serious about stopping talking and starting doing, our Tribes may be just the momentum-builders you’re looking for.

All of these are good places to start:

  • Browse our live opportunities – here
  • Search for exciting employers – here
  • Find out more about our Tribes (support for your transition) – here
  • Read about people who have made brave transitions through our Escape Tribe – here
  • Read about people who have started businesses through our Startup Tribe – here
  • Have a read through our blog – here
  • Check out our latest events – here
How can I contact you guys?

The best way to get a really speedy response from the Esc team is to send us a tweet or send us a Direct Message via our Facebook page. Also, please have a look down this list of FAQs as you may find that your question has already been answered.

If you’re absolutely bursting to contact us in private you can email, but please do this as a last resort as we get a lot of emails and prefer Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for your help!

Can I meet someone at Escape the City?

Much as we’d love to say yes to every request for coffee (and cake) we have to be disciplined on this front – otherwise we’d never get anything done (and be on a permanent caffeine high!).

We’re always up for helping out with your escape or hearing from you if you’re an ally in the struggle to do work that matters – so either drop us a message via (Twitter or Facebook) or come along to one of our next public events (check out our Eventbrite page).

Can I apply to work at Escape the City?
Any opportunities at Escape the City will appear on our employer page – if there is a live role, please apply via our site – thanks for your interest.
How do I submit a new idea for Esc?

Please send any feedback, ideas, and comments to us via Facebook (direct message us), Twitter, or you can email us at Thanks very much for taking the time to send us your thoughts.

Can I share something with you?

Thank you for thinking of us. If you’d like to share some interesting / useful content…

Please post it on our Facebook page – here
Or tweet it to us @escthecity – here

Thanks so much.

When are you coming to my city?

World Escape Day

On 24th September 2015, we are organising a global event.

This is your chance to gather with local Escape members for an evening of inspiration, conversation,
and action to help you in your pursuit of more meaningful work.

Details to be announced soon.

Vote for your city to get involved!

How can I learn about the Escape story?

The three of us escaped the corporate world in order to start this community and what we’re learning along the way is extremely relevant to the people we are building this platform for.

Learn more about us here.

You can read our book.

We write a regular blog called that you can read here.


I have Escaped! How can I share my story?

Absolutely fantastic news! Congratulations. Nothing makes our day more than reading about someone who has decided to navigate the same terrifying and exciting escape trajectory as us.
We’d love to hear your story. Just fill out this short form to share it with us.

How can I speak at one of your events?

Thank you for your interest in wanting to speak for Escape. We are always looking to diversify our events and we host speakers that range from entrepreneurs and career coaches to explorers and authors. If you have an escape story to tell and lessons or expertise to share, we’d love to hear from you.

Just fill in this short form to tell us a bit more about you and your background and we will get back to you if it is something we feel would work out. Our events reduce dramatically over summer and we do get a lot of interest so be patient with us.

Who can I talk to about partnering or collaborating?

We get a lot of people asking to partner with us, and we want to be as useful as we can to as many people as possible. It is hard though and we are currently not actively looking for partnerships.

But we never want to close the door on potential options, so please email us your thoughts and we can take it from there;

Can I meet someone at Escape the City?

Much as we’d love to say yes to every request for coffee (and cake) we have to be disciplined on this front – otherwise we’d never get anything done (and be on a permanent caffeine high!).

However, we’re always up for hearing from you if you’re an ally in the struggle to do work that matters. Please look out for our next meet up event or check our events page for our next event.


Can I sign up to the site?

Yes of course. Even if you are looking to learn more about Escape The City you can create a log in for free and have a poke around the site. Sign up here and start the discovery!

What kind of stories can you help with?

We can help you with a range of different press-worthy stories:

  • Career Trends – Why are more and more people leaving the corporate world and what are they doing instead?
  • Education Trends – Why we think traditional education is a racket and what we think the alternatives are.
  • Our Startup Story – 3 young corporate professionals with no experience starting a business from a blog.
  • Crowdfunding – In 2012 we raised £600,000 investment from our own members, after turning down one of London’s top VCs.
  • Feature Pieces – Individual transitions (stories of bankers now in the third sector, lawyers now running charities in Africa, etc).
  • Guest Articles – We’re happy to write a guest article on a topic of your choosing across startups, education or careers.

If you want a quick quote for a story or you’d like to discuss a piece about Escape the City please drop the team an email – in the first instance and we can better direct your enquiry.

Many thanks.

What is your headline press information?

Escape the City was started by two ex-management consultants as a project designed to connect like-minded people who wanted to ‘do something different’ outside of the corporate mainstream.

Launched originally as a blog, founders Rob and Dom decided to build when they realised that there was considerable demand amongst corporate professionals for exciting opportunities outside of the corporate mainstream.

Vital Statistics:

  • Launched: January 2010
  • Based In: Bathtub to Boardroom in Bank, London, United Kingdom
  • Members: Over 200,000 professionals (1000 new per week)
  • Locations: 54% UK, 19% USA and 27% ‘rest of world’.
  • Visits Per Month: 30,000-50,000 visits.
  • Funding: Equity crowdfunded a record (for an online business) £600,000 from 395 Esc members in July 2012.
  • Team: 3 partners, and 8 full time employees.
  • Business Model: recruitment advertising (exciting employers), education (The Escape School courses) and events.
  • Clients: Organisations using Escape include exciting brands, progressive organisations, startups, social enterprises, charities, African beach lodges… anything that isn’t a big, traditional corporate!

Success Stories: see here for our greatest escape stories.