Everyone wants a technical co-founder
Escape The City is a London based company that specialises in helping people find work that really matters to them. Helping people re-invent themselves away from jobs and/or careers they find unfulfilling;
They help individuals facilitate change in 3 ways;
1. Via a dynamic jobs board that's crammed with different types of opportunities, often mission led, around the world;
2. Career Change Accelerator that enables people to find more fulfilling jobs or careers with courses, events, tools, & tips to help make it happen;
3. Start Up Business Accelerator that helps 'escapees' understand what's needed to launch a start up and de-risk the elements that can go wrong.
It's been my great pleasure during the last few weeks to have been part of the team delivering the latest 'Escape Start Up Accelerator'.
33 start up virgins began the 10 week course with little more than an idea and by the end, most had fully functioning, revenue generating and pretty interesting concepts being presented to a public demo day.
It was an exhausting process for many (including me) but wow, what a tremendous experience to be working alongside so many motivated people. I highly recommend the course if you're in a job or career that sucks and you'd like a deep dive into the realities of what's required to launch a business.
What was also very noticeable was how many of these talented people and great ideas were missing one key ingredient, a technical co-founder. The same missing ingredient is evident when looking at other job boards like Work In Start Ups.
Jumping into a start up has its own complications and risks (some of them very high risks) and we will be covering many of these issues within a new start up course due for release on CTO Academy in May but, if you want to feel in demand it's a community that will make you feel very loved. You just need to make sure you pick the co-founder(s) and the opportunity with the best chance of success ... not always an easy task.