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Nicky’s Career Change Story: From the travel industry to social impact

Nicky’s sales background within the travel industry left her feeling unfulfilled. Determined not to settle, she completed our Career Change Accelerator and is currently exploring a career in social impact with OnPurpose. She’s constantly exploring new opportunities...

The 21st Century Career, redefined

Ready to start your journey towards a 21st century career?   Applications for our September Career Change and Startup Accelerators are now open. Apply before 15th July and save £300 on tuition fees.Back in 2015, we released an Escaping the City report on job...

Charlotte’s Startup Story: From agile coach to tech founder

Charlotte is an agile coach and self-taught software engineer turned tech entrepreneur. She completed the Startup Accelerator in March 2018 and is now using her passion for learning to build a virtual peer-to-peer learning platform.What were you doing professionally...

Lisa’s Story: From UX to sextech & community hacking

Lisa is a UX designer turned sustainability community builder and sextech product designer. She completed the Startup Accelerator in the summer of 2017. She loves working with communities and is gaining valuable startup experience with hopes to start her own business...

Helen’s Startup Story: From corporate life to sustainable swimwear

    Helen is a Development Economist turned Founder of Davy J: a swimwear brand for the wild. She completed the Startup Accelerator programme in October 2015 and is now based in Devon, working full-time on her business and preparing for the launch of their second...

Jas’s Career Change Story: From recruitment to digital nomad

    Jas is a former recruitment consultant. He completed the Career Change programme in 2015 and has since explored a number of different careers - from starting an education company to working remotely in financial services - alongside completing a masters in...

Joppe’s Startup Story: From fintech sales to children’s author

    Joppe is a former Sales Manager in Fintech. He completed the Startup Accelerator in 2016 and has since published a successful children’s book and started a business on Amazon, as well as a separate Amazon advisory business What businesses have you started since...

JP & Arthur’s story: From sales & private equity to a standup startup

    After meeting whilst taking part in Escape the City's Startup Accelerator in 2017 and working on separate projects, JP and Arthur decided to join forces to launch Deskmate, a pop-out, portable standup desk business. Here they share their story, and what they've...

Leaving the 9-5 behind to start up in professional bike cleaning

After a career change and a surprise redundancy, Founding Escape Member Katy decided to push aside her fear of failing to launch her own business, Ride Clean, at the end of 2017. She shares her startup journey so far.  What business have you started and why? In 2018 I...

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