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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...

6 things I learned in my first year of running a business

Quitting my full-time job 1 year ago was daunting but mostly exciting for me. Having been through the business Startup Accelerator I felt as equipped as I would ever be and ready to hit the ground running. I had a plan for the next 3 months ahead at least. What’s the...

Kickstart Your Creativity for Career Change

“Every child is an artist, the trick is to stay one as you grow up.” –Pablo Picasso It’s possible no one has ever told you that you are creative. It’s even possible you’ve been told the opposite: that you are not a creative person. There’s a deeply ingrained belief in...

Bella’s Career Change story

Is your career (and your manager) zapping your energy? Then you might be doing it all wrong. Here are six ways to help you create a working life you don’t want to escape from. Is your career (and your manager) zapping your energy? You’re not alone. The results from...

Martine’s Startup Story: Strategic Relationships and Networks Ltd

Before launching my own business I was a Director within a Big 4 accountancy firm working ridiculous hours. In all honesty, I felt utterly disillusioned. I loved what I did but the value I was hired to bring to the firm was diminishing - I was being pulled in so many...

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