Not sure where to start?
In helping hundreds of people start businesses that matter to them, we’ve noticed a few common obstacles that stop people from starting.
To help you combat them, we’ve created a free email course covering the top 5 steps to overcome the biggest obstacles many aspiring entrepreneurs face:
Startup lessons: an email course to get your business out of your head and into the world
Startup Stories & Advice
Find out how they launched and how you can too…
The Startup Accelerator
The Startup Accelerator is your entrepreneurial apprenticeship.
A London based, 12-week programme in which you’ll launch the first version of your business alongside entrepreneurially minded escapees & mentors.
Our next runs from 19th September – 5th December, and it fits around a full-time job.
Register your interest for updates and a reminder when applications open.
Real momentum and expert advice!
An incredible course which creates real momentum over 10 weeks. So many tips and tricks to get us up and running quickly and expert advice from tutors to help prepare us for the road ahead. On top of that, a group of 40 great people that provide lots of moral support to each other each week and even beyond the end of the course.
If you’re on the fence, just do it!
The Startup Accelerator course at Escape the City was the best investment I ever made! I learnt a toolkit for a successful and entrepreneurial future and gained a huge network of awesome, creative and likeminded people. I can’t recommend it enough!
One of the first and probably best …
“Esc” is made up of great people running it and a great community, some of whom are still good friends 2 years on. It still is one of my first ports of call whenever I have a business related challenge and the support and encouragement I received and continue to receive is one of the reasons where Oddbox is where it is.
Our Online Startup Course follows 10 crucial steps to help you start a business and avoid the common pitfalls entrepreneurs face. Work through the curriculum in your own time, from anywhere in the world. Fee: £50 (enter the coupon code STARTUP for 25% off).
Events & Workshops
We regularly run events and workshops to on all aspects of starting a business. We invite some of the most talented entrepreneurs to share their stories.
Join us on Saturday 4th April to hear the latest business pitches coming out of Escape the City’s Startup Accelerator.
After months of preparation, our latest Startup Accelerator graduates will be pitching their business ideas. Come along to be inspired, make connections, and to see how to bring an idea to life.
Sat 4th April, 10am – 5.30pm
A 2.5-hour online workshop introducing the tools and tricks to launch your idea without quitting your job. You will leave inspired to start making serious steps with your business, the beginnings of a plan, a toolkit to help, and connections with entrepreneurially minded escapees.
Thurs 30th April, 7- 9.30pm
Are you ready to do something different with your career? 2.5-hour workshop introducing the tools and tricks to launch your idea without quitting your job. This taster session will help you understand if our 12-week Accelerator programme is the right fit for you, give you a chance to chat with our team, provide an overview of the programme curriculum, and connect you with other thinking about the course.
Thurs 18th June, 7-9.30pm
Work.Life Soho, London
A 3-hour workshop introducing the tools and tricks to launch your idea without quitting your job. You will leave inspired to start making serious steps with your business, the beginnings of a plan, a toolkit to help, and connections with entrepreneurially minded escapees.
Thurs 27th Aug, 7- 10pm
Work.Life Bermondsey, London