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What is an Esc Wednesday?

by Rob on October 18, 2010

Esc Wednesdays are Escape the City’s monthly London talks (new cities coming soon).

They are a really fun way to spend an evening with some friends, meet some interesting like-minded people, and hear from someone who has an interesting story.

Click here for more information about our Meetups (as opposed to these talks, our Meetups are free events with no set structure).

Who have our special guests been in the past?

  • Frank Yeung: Ex-Goldmans burrito start-up: Poncho No.8 - Esc hero profile
  • Rob Cousins: corporate IT manager to Nepal bird sanctuary - Esc hero profile
  • Will Snell: Founder of Skills Venture (Africa volunteering) - Esc hero profile
  • Soul Patel: Capgemini consultant to passive income guru! - Esc hero profile
  • Ben Keene: Launch of TribeWanted 2 in Sierra Leone - Esc hero profile
  • Susie Lawrence: One half of Esc’s coaching programme - Esc hero profile
  • Phil Bolton: Other half of Esc’s coaching programme - Esc hero profile
  • Emily Kerr: Ex-mgt consultant. Kids travel guide startup - Esc hero profile
  • Will Orr-Ewing & Josh Pull: Educationalist entrepreneurs - Esc hero profile
  • Jon Cousins: Social entrepreneur founder of Moodscope - Esc hero profile
  • Dave Cornthwaite: Skateboarder, entrepreneur, adventurer - Esc hero profile
  • Henry Erskine-Crum: Founder of Spoonfed and Bullseye Hub – Check it
  • Tom Vernon: Founder of Right to Dream Sports Academy, Ghana – Info
  • Ed Stafford: Adventurer: The first man to walk the Amazon – Full details
  • Tom Rippin: Founder: OnPurpose social enterprise scheme – Esc hero profile
  • Lev Wood: ex-Army founder of an extreme adventure startup – Esc hero profile
  • Cathi Bruns: Founder of workisnotajob. creative studio – Esc hero profile
  • Jo & Max: Co-Founders of Kicktable – share your passion – Esc hero profile

Who is welcome?

All Esc Members are welcome but places are limited. The crowd is always a great mix of corporate professionals who want to escape and hardy individuals who have already made the leap. People coming to our events are interesting in making exciting career changes, starting their own businesses and going on BIG adventures.

What is the format?

Esc Wednesdays are held at the Adam Street entrepreneurs club on the Strand. Capacity is 80 people.

  • The bar opens at 6 pm for those of you who can get out of work early / at a reasonable time.
  • The Esc team introduces our speaker(s) and provides a brief bio and explanation the evening.
  • We ask our speaker to give a 5 / 10 / 15 / 30 minute introduction based around their ‘story so far’.
  • We open the topic up to the room for a lively and informal Q&A session.
  • Quick run-round the room to try and connect people with interesting projects / challenges.
  • Bar reopens for a drink and a further chat. Bar open till late.

Photo credit: www.gapingvoid.com

  • Gary

    Love to join you, however, live in Dublin.

    Why dont you do an escape to Dublin for a Guinness. I’d be delighted to help with arrangements. I am sure you must have a lorry load of paddys who are members, if not why not.

    Gary (started the escape route, looking into the abiss)

    • Rob

      Great shout Gary. You’re welcome to give it a go. Perhaps list up a Connection on our site to see if there are any like-minded Dubliners who would want to get involved in an Esc meet-up?!

      http://www.escapethecity.org/connections/post_connection

      While we’re (obviously) aiming at world domination – we haven’t yet extended our reach beyond London. Watch this space though!

      Cheers, Rob

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