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Outcomes from our first program in NYC

Last summer we launched our very first founding program in NYC. Below are some stories from those who helped us shape and grow our community in the big apple. If you're in New York, join us.  “Before the program, there was a lot of fear of failure. Fear of wondering...

On Surfing and Startups

Applying the principles taken from a surfing addiction to the turbulent world of startups. Go with the flow Writing over a hundred years ago Jack London eloquently explained the best tactic to employ when you get hit by big waves: “The whole method of surf-riding and...

From 70-hour weeks to more sleep

Below is Julie's story. Reading it might feel one step removed. If you’re thinking, "that's alright for them but I’m not sure it would work for me,” we get it. Julie’s escape was uncertain and it was definitely difficult. Without a clear end point or a plan for how to...

Top 5 startup learnings: with community architect, Victoria Stoyanova

Victoria Stoyanova is a community architect, who helps both startups and big companies thrive through building strong communities and culture. Victoria also runs the London chapter of CreativeMornings, a monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community...

Inexperienced or unqualified? Start anyway: with marketing expert, Ed Fry

Ed Fry began creating websites and marketing online at the age of 15 from his bedroom. Each summer, he interned at Distilled, an online marketing agency, and eventually hustled his way to become the first employee of Inbound.org, (where he is now the general manager)....

The truth about startups: with serial entrepreneur, Jason Briscoe

Serial entrepreneur, Jason Briscoe, has launched numerous startups, including his own design studio, The Workshop, home-buying platform, Area, mixtape subscription service, Unreel.FM and community workshop, The Give. In this short film, Jason shares his startup story...

Exploring freelancing: with Joe Griston from Freelancer.com

Curious about freelancing? Joe Griston is the Director of People and Talent at Freelancer.com, a global crowdsourcing online marketplace, which allows potential employers to post jobs that freelancers can bid to complete. In this short film, Joe shares some advice and...

The future of work: with futurologist, Mark Stevenson

Mark Stevenson is an entrepreneur, author, broadcaster and expert on global trends and innovation - particularly interested in the future of work. In this short film we ask Mark to share some tips on how people can thrive as our world of work evolves. Mark Stevenson...

No longer wasting my talents, my time or our planet’s resources

Lucy’s escape took her from the centre of planning events for law firms to skirting the edges of our planet for craft pieces that used natural resources to set up Crafty Nomad. It’s an escape made of exploring curiosities, rebuilding her confidence and multi-coloured...

Keeping score of what matters…

Adam escaped sports journalism to work full time on his latest project, Ambigo. Ambigo aims to connect communities around the world to help people achieve their ambitions. Here he shares his story of transition... I was one of very few people in the Escape Tribe, who...

Teaching Myself

Laina’s love for helping young people grow into the best version of themselves made teaching seem like the obvious option. But over time, there was a lot more paperwork and a lot less young people. Her portfolio career now involves a creative passion that generates...

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