We are on a mission to help 1m people find work they’ll love.
Because 1,000,000 talented people liberated from unfulfilling mainstream jobs can 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.
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.
June 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.
Meet the folks behind the movement. Listed in order of join date.
These are the people on a mission to help you do something different with your career.
Escaped Management Consulting. Loves: Motorbikes, Africa, Double Decker Buses, MUFC. Headmaster at the Escape School.
Escaped Investment Banking. Piloted ESC in New York now back in London looking after our lovely Escape employers.
Lead Front end Developer & Product Ninja
Escaped Architecture. Gets excited about all thing #html5 #nodejs #RoR. Loves rock climbing.
Employer Happiness Officer
Escaped Pharmaceutical Sales. Loves people, kickboxing & travel. Plans to be best connected recruitment guru in town by 2020.
Escaped Teaching. Loves books (real ones), cooking in batches, and the odd bout of OCD tidying to keep the ship afloat!
Escaped International Relations. Canalboat dweller, Before-I-Die wall erector, Escape School builder, feminist, UK-US fusion.