Meet Max, Esc’s Wonder (Coder) Boy

Max is a little bit of a genius. Even though he will probably get embarrassed by my saying so (but hey, I write the blog…) He’s only 18 and already knows more about coding than you or I probably ever will. Here, he shares his story about choosing to bypass...
3 things I wish I’d known before escaping

3 things I wish I’d known before escaping

Nick Lindsay is a director at Elemental CoSec, a professional provider of company secretarial services. Here, he shares his story about what he learned from leaving Olswang and the world of corporate law.  Like all things in life, the first time is likely to be...

10 Reasons Why Projects Fail

I worked on a variety of projects (mostly not listed here) before coming on board with Escape the City.  The other day, Rob asked me to email me ten reasons why some of them failed…  1. They ran out of cash. Why? Flawed business model assumptions, lack of...
3 things I learned at last night’s meetup

3 things I learned at last night’s meetup

Each event reminds me why I feel so lucky to be working with Escape. Last night was our summer meetup at the wonderful Adam Street Club and there are three things I thought about on my way home: 1. Life is a search for people. I first saw that line on Oli...
5 things we learned from people who quit their jobs

5 things we learned from people who quit their jobs

A guest post by Emily Nash, co-author with Nadia Finer of ‘More to Life Than Shoes: How to Kick-start Your Career and Change Your Life.’ It all started in the pub, like most great plans in history. My mate Nadia and I were moaning about our jobs. We both...

Meet Louisa, Esc’s Operations Manager

Louisa is the one who keeps the Esc ship running – she heads up all things operations. She’s also gluten intolerant, lived in Brazil for a few months, and is a fantastic chef… but this interview isn’t about that. Here’s an...
3 lessons from starting up between Kenya and London

3 lessons from starting up between Kenya and London

Josh Bicknell set up Balloon Kenya – an award-winning social enterprise working to defeat poverty through entrepreneurship. There are two places remaining on the September programme. If you’re keen to embark on a unique journey and take a different path check...

Meet Fabio, Esc’s Chief Technical Architect

Quick note from Adele: Fabio is the man behind Esc code – he heads up all things technical. He’s currently living in Canada (lucky Canada) and we really miss him here at the London office – he joined us for a few weeks earlier this year. I’ll...
7 More Tips on Financing Your Startup

7 More Tips on Financing Your Startup

If you’re trying to find financing for your startup, you may have come to our event last week with Paul Grant, founder of the Funding Game. Here, he answers the questions emailed to me last week. For more general funding information and Paul’s upcoming events...