Why you can’t find a Tech Co-Founder

Louis Sayers is a Growth Hacker at Forward Labs, where he works across numerous startups to improve user acquisition, retention and value. MakersAcademy.com is an example of the type of company Louis works with to help drive growth. Let’s face it. Startups are the...

Why is Kathryn coming to our startup course?

Kathryn McGeough is an Escape member attending our Startup 101 course on February 19th (if you’d like to join us too, more details are here). My story I am an ex-banking professional who has embarked on a life of entrepreneurship. In 2011, I became a member of the...

4 pieces of bullshit startup advice (sorry, 21-year-old me)

I got lots of advice when I was starting my first business, and a lot of it was crap, but that’s okay. I was asking crappy questions; I was a neophyte, that’s what neophytes do. Plus, I was 21, and what does anyone know when they’re 21? Years have passed and...

New York: The Poisonous Big Apple

Escape member Elaina is a management consultant, UNC graduate and globe-trotter writing on OneVoiceInTheBigCity.  I have often joked that the longest relationship I have ever been in is with New York City.  If New York were a man, he would be responsible for...

3 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Escaped

Doug is an escapee who left behind several different jobs and half-career starts to found a business called The London School of Attraction, which helps men and women improve their dating lives through coaching. Here he gives a rundown on what he wishes he’d...

Making my English teacher eat 75,000 words

Matt Gibson works in sports management, but spent most of his free time last year fulfilling a dream and writing that novel. Here he talks about his journey. Ever since my English teacher laughed at me at school, for saying I wanted to write a novel, I became...

Living on Autopilot

George Rendel is Co-Founder and Director of Career Journey International and Medic Journey International. I recently had lunch with my friend – a pilot. He had a stopover in Bangalore, India, where I am currently working on the business I started, Career Journey...

Freedom through Freelancing and You, The Startup

Tom is an award-winning entrepreneur and the founder of 3Desk (www.3desk.com) a marketplace for face-to-face freelancers, contractors and consultants. He also blogs at www.simpletom.co.uk I used to work in the city, in the belly of the beast – an investment...

Why is Matthias coming to our startup course?

Matthias Lissner is an Escape member attending our Startup 101 course on February 19th (if you’d like to join us too, more details are here).  My story After years of working in private equity I realised that my job had become less and less fulfilling to me, and...

How to Negotiate a Temporary Escape

Matthew Trinetti works as a consultant for IBM. In May 2012, he negotiated a seven month sabbatical to live and travel around Europe on his own terms. Here he suggests keeping the door open with you current employer and negotiating a temporary escape. Follow the tales...

Honest thoughts about living in denial

Rookie escapee Anna describes her plans to leave her job to spend a year cycling across the United States on a ride called the Big Five-O, a 13,000 mile journey across all fifty states. I thought everyone in my office felt the same. That sitting at a desk all day,...