Welcome to Escape the City
We are on a mission to help 1m people find work they’ll love.
Why? Because 1,000,000 talented people liberated from unfulfilling mainstream jobs will change the world.
What’s our story?
Unfulfilled and ambitious, we wanted to escape our corporate jobs.
We looked for a service to help us find genuinely exciting new opportunities.
There wasn’t one… So we built our own.
What do we do?
We accelerate talented professionals into the new world of work with intensive [education + community] programmes and exciting job opportunities.
Our story so far
From a kitchen table with two laptops to a global community of +200,000 people.
Jan 2010 – Dom and Rob – two friends working together in the corporate world in London. We wanted to ‘do something different’. Finding exciting alternatives was hard. We set out to build a solution.
We wanted to build a community for all the professionals worldwide who felt the same way as us – unfulfilled and desperate for more meaning in their work. It would be a community first and – if it worked – a business second.
We started out at a kitchen table with a simple blog and our now famous Monday newsletter – The Top 10 Opportunities (to do something different). People liked it. It started spreading. We were onto something.
Going GlobalJune 2011 – Within months we were getting emails from people around the world saying “we need this here!”. Mikey joined us and ran a successful pilot in New York. We started organising Escape Meetups in cities around the world.
May 2012 – We knew the potential for our idea was big and we needed more resources to build it. We rejected VCs and turned to our community. 395 members invested an incredible £600k. A world record at the time.
The Escape Manifesto
June 2013 – we published our first book. The Escape Manifesto was the book we wished we had read on our commutes to and from our corporate jobs. A call to action for people wanting to make big career changes.
The Escape School
Sept 2014 – We opened The Escape School in London, 100 metres from the Bank of England. We saw the power of community in the incredible outcomes people are having through our Tribes.
So what’s next?
Our vision is to become the world’s best-loved career change brand – delivering amazing outcomes through Tribes.
Why Tribes? Because we know that both mindset and behaviour shift through outcome-focused communities.