Startup & Career Change Events & Programmes

Events, weekends and part-time programmes to take your career in a new direction.

Choose From:

The Idea Accelerator

A part-time evenings and weekend startup programme to learn the tools, avoid the mistakes and build confidence while launching an idea into the world.

Kick-off: Autumn 2017

Escape Bootcamp

A 2-day crash course to get clarity on your career next steps and map your Escape route.

London, UK: 8th – 9th July 2017

Events at The Escape Cafe:


Startup Sessions: Get your business online

The main focus for this workshop will be on getting you set up with all the tools at your disposal to build your first website. We’ll show you how to quickly (and for virtually zero cost) build: landing pages, e-commerce shop, brand & logo, social media channels, and online forms & surveys.


Mon 3rd July, 6:30-9:30pm

Tickets: £50-65

The Escape Cafe, London

How To Build Your Personal Pitch

Whether introducing yourself at a networking event, meeting your dream employer or presenting your big idea, the way you pitch yourself can have make or break implications. The Escape Cafe are hosting SkillsGym for an evening to give you the tools and confidence to nail your personal pitch when looking for a career change or to start your own thing.

Tuesday 4th July, 6:30-9:30pm

Tickets: £10-15

The Escape Cafe, London

Philosophical Speed Dating

Ready to be inspired by fellow humans? Ready to be surprised? Ready to learn from someone new? While this event is in the format of “speed dating”, you can be of any relationship status to attend. As long as you have a curious and open mind, it’s for you. We’ll be hosting a curiosity filled evening in the format of speed dating, with questions designed to provoke and inspire better thinking.

Thurs 6th July, 7:00-9:30pm

Tickets: £15

The Escape Cafe, London

Career-change Workshop: Design your next steps

Considering a change? Stuck in the same old routine, scouring boring job boards for your next big opportunity? If you are unsure about how to find fulfilling work then join us for a work-life creative design session to examine your next steps.

Mon 10th July, 6:30-9:30pm

Tickets: £40-45

The Escape Cafe, London

How To Build An Impact Career

Do you want to do work that makes a more positive impact? We’re getting together to explore what an escape into social and environmental impact work looks like. Particularly now that, more than ever, change makers need to be better supported to face global challenges.


Tues 11th July, 7-9pm

Tickets: £10-15

The Escape Cafe, London

How To Escape Into: Adventure

Ever thought about doing something brave, bold, memorable? But swiftly abandoned the idea – because that’s crazy, no..? We’ve asked some of the most exciting people we know who’ve turned their craving for adventure into their full time career to come along and share their tales of the weird, wonderful and unexpected.

Monday 17th July, 7-9pm

Tickets: £10-15

The Escape Cafe, London

How To Escape Into: Yoga & wellness

Thinking of making an escape into the world of wellness?Join us to hear from Abigail McLachlan, owner of East of Eden, and Katarina Rayburn, yoga teacher and founder of Wild and Rayburn Retreats. They’ll be sharing how they’ve done it and their advice on cracking the industry.


Mon 24th July, 7-9pm

Tickets: £10-15

The Escape Cafe, London

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