Do you dream of being your own boss?Launching an idea into the world is no mean feat – but it’s more possible than ever before, and we can help.
Escape Into Entrepreneurship
Tools, resources, events & courses to accelerate your escape into entrepreneurship
Tools & Guidance
To help you get clarity on the first steps to striking out on your own, we’ve collated what we’ve learnt from helping hundreds turn their ideas into businesses, and created a free eBook ‘Free Your Idea In 5 Steps: A guide to getting your business out of your head and into the world‘. You can download it here.
There are so many awesome people doing brilliant things, and even more sitting on ideas they’re not sure how to start. Our events bring the two together to give you inspiration, tips and connections; making starting your own thing a lot less lonely and a lot more fun. Check out what we have coming up.
Figuring out which idea to choose, how to actually do it, and then maintaining the motivation you need to launch your business is hard, but it’s a lot easier with the guidance and support of those who’ve done it. Through our 10-week Startup Accelerator, you’ll not just learn the smart way to build a business and get your idea off the ground – you’ll actually do it. Find out more.
The Startup Accelerator
A 10-week part-time course to give you the knowledge, skills, confidence, and support you need to launch an idea the smart way.
Next intake: 20th January-28th March
**Applications have now closed. Join the waitlist & hear if a place opens up.**
Online Startup School
8 simple steps to get your idea out of your head and out into the world.
£100 FREE WITH CODE ‘ESCAPE‘
Startup Events & Workshops
Have you been sitting on an idea for a while but haven’t had time, money or confidence to start it?
This evening workshop will give you tools, tricks and inspiration to set up your businesses whilst remaining in employment.
Tues 9th January, 13th February, & 13th March, 7-9:30 pm
Ideas we’ve helped launch
Pippa escaped production at The Science Museum to found Pip & Nut – naturally nutritious nut butters made from just roasted nuts and a sprinkling of sea salt.
Stocked in 2500+ UK stores with £3m annual revenue.
Charlie escaped recruitment to found Moju – a juice brand on a mission to inspire a new generation of healthier, happier people by making accessible, great-tasting juice in the healthiest way possible.
Stocked in Harrods, Waitrose and more.
Sanne escaped banking and sales & marketing to Co-Found FRAEMd – an online platform where your taste is matched with affordable and original art.
Featured in Elle, Marie Claire, Bazaar, TNW.
Adela escaped Management Consultancy to found Style Lyrical – A stylist service which takes the headache out of clothes shopping and deliver 3 beautiful handpicked outfits, to your door.
10 fashion label partners.
Deepak escaped Investment Banking Consultancy to found Oddbox – London’s only Social Enterprise delivering wonky fruit & veg boxes to homes & offices, fighting food waste and helping local growers.
1,000 customers receiving weekly veg deliveries across London.
Paola founded Noi Club alongside her corporate marketing career – Noi Club is a community of female achievers who regularly meet to champion each other and move forward together.
21 female empowerment events held in London.
Check out our blogs for more entrepreneurial inspiration, tips and guidance.
A good startup isn’t just a good idea; it’s customer conversations, dogged determination and excellent execution. Don’t put too much emphasis on the idea. The idea matters, but the execution matters much more.
I got lots of advice when I was starting my first business, and a lot of it was crap. Years have past and it’s not like I morphed into Startup Yoda, but I compare who I am now to my 21-year-old self who kept coming up against brick walls, and I realise that through all the startups and projects I’ve worked with since then, I’ve definitely refined my bullshit radar.
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