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As a member of the international 180 Degrees consultancy family, we strive for actively bringing social impact by offering student-based consultancy to social businesses and social organizations in Hamburg.

Our vision is to chart the course of the organization, to spread the network and effectively contribute social impact in Hamburg. Our actions will generate advantage not only for our clients but also for everyone involved in the process – our partners, sponsors and especially for the students.

Students will be scouted and carefully selected based on their level of motivation, drive, engagement, and potential.



180 Degrees Consulting

Dates // Winter Cycle:

Applicantion Deadline:                12. November 2017

       Open Doors Event:                     9. November 2017

Kick-Off:                                       01.- 02. December 2017

       Design Thinking Workshop:        13. December 2017

Consulting Period:                       December 2017 – March 2018

Final Event:                                  March 2018

Hangouts:                                    Once every month (details on facebook)


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   Upcoming projects


Founded in 2013 by Constanze Klotz and Hanna Charlotte Erhorn, Bridge&Tunnel is a sustainable fashion label from Hamburg, which brings together professional design and socially disadvantaged people. Through their label they produce socially sustainable denim products right here in Hamburg. Part of this social sustainability model involves employing women and men who have not been able to find a job for a long time as well as refugees who have only recently arrived in Germany. Additionally, to reduce their ecological footprint they only use post- and pre- consumer waste for their designs, which is being obtained from big Hamburg-based retailers. Therefore, every of their product is unique. Their collection includes fashion, accessories and interior design products. The aim of this project is to optimize Bridge & Tunnel´s sales strategy. This may include an analysis of online versus offline retail methods, cost accounting and in a broader sense also marketing strategies. The objective of this consulting project is to help Bridge&Tunnel stay profitable on the long-term allowing them to not rely solely on donations.


       Save Democracy


Save Democracy is a grassroots initiative founded in 2016. The Hamburg-based organization aims to foster political participation and strengthen democratic awareness via discussions, films, and thematic campaigns. The impartial and unbiased work environment provides a great platform to start discussing current social, political, and economic problems and dilemmas, as well as policy proposals. A long-term goal is to launch several democracy-supportive projects and initiatives as well as facilitate the creation of networks that foster new ways of democratic participation. To do so, Save Democracy has decided to expand and is, therefore, looking for volunteers as well as supporters in order to offer a more diverse range of contents and formats. Consequently, the objective of this consulting project is to develop an implementable marketing strategy that would allow Save Democracy to increase its supporter base and the number of active members in the organization.



LimeSurvey GmbH is a Hamburg-based software company founded in 2015. The software allows users to create and publish online surveys, collect responses, compile statistics and export data to other applications. Its social impact lies in its open source nature meaning that anyone is allowed to download, modify and use LimeSurvey for personal or business projects at no cost. LimeSurvey’s impact is especially high on universities around the world, many of whom offer LimeSurvey to their students and researchers as a tool for conducting qualitative and quantitative research. An active community of IT and market-research-focused users has been built around the software. A general problem of open source projects is related to the level of engagement shown by the communities’ volunteers and supporters as the activity is not consistent throughout the year. Therefore, the social consultant’s team will aim at developing a plan to help LimeSurvey’s open source community to become more active and engaged. This may include research about factors that incentivize people to be part of such projects as well as a marketing study on how to better promote open-source projects.



Founded as an Oikos project in 2014, following the example of the Oikos chapter in St. Gallen, theEcoMap’s team has created an interactive map of Hamburg, displaying the Hamburg-based sustainable businesses. You may find on the map restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, and cosmetic shops. The EcoMap could tremendously increase the social impact it is creating at the moment. It has the potential to become a tool for the people to overcome the gap between attitude and behavior in regard to sustainable consumption. In the process of fighting against climate change and social injustice, this step is much needed. The website is under continuous development. The team aims at building a more user-friendly platform in the near future. However, more financial resources are needed to enhance the user interface. Therefore, the objective of the consulting project is to help EcoMap become a sustainable business. Its future existence shall not exclusively rely on the active volunteers’ funds and time. The consulting project should aim at developing a marketing strategy that would allow the continuity of the project by ensuring a continuous cash flow throughout the year.


Hamburg, Germany



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Sample of Consulting Projects

  • Start with a Friend

    Area: Refugee Integration
    Year: 2017

    Start with a Friend e.V. is active in fourteen German cities and is a social organization whose aim is to help refugees integrate in our society. They help refugees by pairing them with locals to help them find a job, learn a new language and form valuable friendships. Over 30 mediators meet up with refugees and locals and match them based on their interests and needs. At this point, they have created more than a hundred pairs resulting in very interesting opportunities for both parties. Nevertheless, the program is so successful that Start with a Friend cannot meet the demand, as there is an imbalance between the number of refugees and locals who apply to participate in this program. The headquarters of Start with a Friend is in Berlin and they get some support for some central tasks like marketing or finances. Therefore there is the possibility to implement marketing ideas nationwide.

  • EBC Hochschule

    Area: Education
    Year: 2017

    The EBC Hochschule identified a major problem in the process of integrating refugees into academic education. For some time, refugees have arrived in Hamburg, who desire to start or continue their studies but are forced to wait because they do not get accepted at an appropriate institution. In most cases, refugees do not have a sufficient level of proficiency in German, which is why it is very hard for them to enroll in programs at the public universities. Private universities, like the EBC, that offer English-speaking programs are usually fairly expensive in terms of tuition fees, which cannot be afforded by refugees. The EBC is motivated to contribute to solve this societal dilemma by establishing a scholarship program for refugees that enables them to start or continue their academic education shortly after the arrival in Germany. The objective of the consulting project is to develop an implementable concept for the structure and the funding of that program. Among other aspects, this includes collaborating with the business partners of the EBC and the refugee community in Hamburg.

  • The EcoMap

    Area: Sustainable Application
    Year: 2017

    Founded as an Oikos project in 2014, the EcoMap’s team has created an interactive map of Hamburg, which shows sustainable restaurants and shops. It covers institutions from the food industry as well as areas like mobility, cosmetics or fashion. The project’s aim is to create and increase the awareness for the availability of sustainable products and to make sustainable consumption more comfortable through the provided information. By now, the Hamburg branch of the EcoMap has seized the initiative to further develop the EcoMap by planning a more sophisticated internet webpage and a mobile application. A common problem for student-based organizations is the unpredictable fluctuation of its volunteering members, which makes it hard to plan long in advance. These circumstances are barriers that might prevent the EcoMap from developing more professionally. Therefore, the objective of the consulting project is to develop ideas for a sustainable business model of the EcoMap enabling the independence ofstudent fluctuation and the improvement of the performance.

  • ElbFaire

    Area: Sustainable Café
    Year: 2017

    The Café ElbFaire is not only a sustainably conscious café and meeting point but also serves as a main economic source for the Ökumenische Forum HafenCity e.V.. As such, the Ökumenische Forum is looking to make the café more economically sustainable through process and sales operation optimizations. The aim of this project is to develop creative and implementable strategies that increase the profitability of the café while preserving the locality as a place of hospitality and sustainability. This may include strategies & analysis in the areas of work processes, cost accounting, scaling measures, and communication.

  • Millerntor Gallery

    Area: Water and Sanitation Projects
    Year: 2017

    The Millerntor Gallery by Viva con Agua Collective organizes art, music and culture festivals with diverse artists and street artists as well as cultural and educational programs that bring communities together to reflect on how we can positively influence the world. During these events artwork is offered for sale to support Viva con Agua Sankt Pauli in their efforts to ensure reasonable access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation needs. However, in many cases, not all of the artwork is sold. Some of these unsold artworks are currently being stored in a warehouse in need of a sales and distribution plan. The stored art is neither known to nor accessible to potential buyers. Therefore, the aim of the consulting project is to develop an implementable concept for the handling, marketing, and sale of this artwork. Among other aspects, the current developments in the digital art market will be considered.

  • Soziago

    Area: Social Platform
    Year: 2017

    Soziago is an online platform that facilitates information sharing and the assessment of social facilities such as child and youth welfare services, nursing care, and other healthcare services. Soziago not only hopes to create more transparency, but also to improve quality management standards in the social service sector. Soziago therefore also wants to offer value-added assessment and customer survey information services to companies for a small fee. The database will be going live in November, initially for the Hamburg area only. In the roll-out phase, it is important for Soziago to effectively approach their target group(s). In this context, our consultants will be concerned with developing an implementable communication and marketing strategy. Additionally, the financial concept and model for their nationwide roll-out should also be considered and revised.

  • Fair Furnisher

    Area: Social Start-Up
    Year: 2016

    Fair Furnisher employs refugees who help recycle reusable resources from exhibition stands at trade fairs. The recycled furnitures are sold afterwards to refinance the program.

    “We expected something else and must admit that we are very impressed by your work. Our consultants worked very target-orientated and focused on the two topics. The results are very helpful for our further work and we are grateful to have had such experts on board.”

    Area: Impact Investment Organisation
    Year: 2016

    GEXSI is an international social investment agency which works at the interface of philanthropy and conventional investments.

    "It was great to work with the 180DC team. In particular, the work on the positioning and branding of our new social fund helped a lot. As our project is much about engaging younger people, it became clear to us that it is a logical step to develop the strategy together with our target group”
  • Waldmenschen eG

    Area: Social Start-up
    Year: 2016

    Waldmenschen eG is a social start-up offering an impact investment possibility for private persons by enabling a reforestation in Panama.

    "Fresh thinking, fresh ideas and a very nice group of people. They picked a rough idea and helped it to become a real concept."
  • B Corp

    Area: Social Enterprise
    Year: 2016

    B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. The organization and network is growing internationally as well as within Germany.

    "It was great to work with the 180 Degree Consulting team. It helped us a lot to reflect our strategy on how to build the B Corp movement, and to take in new ideas".
  • Netzwerk Migration in Europa e.V. – grenzgänger I forschung & training

    Area: Social Start-up
    Year: 2015

    Gränzgänger raises awareness of and consciousness about migration. To achieve that, a range of educational offers are provided, such as seminars, guided sightseeing city walks and harbor tours.

    "We all really enjoyed the experience with 180 dc and being part of this stunning project! It was so much fun to meet all these inspiring, motivated and clever people. We experienced 180 as very structured and professional."
  • Schülerpaten Hamburg

    Area: Social Start-up
    Year: 2015

    The social start-up "Schülerpaten Hamburg" aims to offer personal tutoring for pupils with migration background offered by volunteer students. The focus in Hamburg lays within the international preparation classes for migrants.

    "Our consultants from 180 Degrees Consulting were always professional and had a great hands-on approach. They gave us an excellent analysis of our weaknesses and strenghts and thus enabled us to improve our business tremendously."
  • Strassenblues

    Area: Social Start-up
    Year: 2015

    The initiative creates a platform providing information about homeless people and to give homeless people the opportunity to present themselves and their story. The overall goal is to generate solutions for people on the street, to discuss them interactively and to medially accompany them on their path. The voice of homeless people should leave an imprint and resonate in the long run.

    "The team of 180 DC Hamburg was highly motivated and supportive, as well as a great mentor for our online presence. We could not have handled the sudden positive response by the media and social networks better without them. They went above and beyond and we are highly appreciating their help. We would be more than happy to keep this business partnership for the future."
  • App Camps

    Area: Social Start-up
    Year: 2015

    The social start-up "App Camps" aims to empower and inspire young people by coding and let coding inspire them. The goal is to increase social advancement and create chances to express oneself by providing teaching material and educational platforms for schools.

    "Working together with 180 degrees Consulting Hamburg was great. They really supported us and gave us some great ideas how to improve our approach."
  • Caspalina

    Area: Donations
    Year: 2015

    Caspalina is hosting major events to generate donations for reasonable organizations who care for seriously ill, handicapped and disabled children.

    "180 Degrees is international, young and very dynamic. For us, it was very useful to get objective and professional advice from outside. Sometimes this perspective from the outside is most crucial, when you work intensively in a team with people who more or less have the same background."


Cassini Consulting

EBC Hochschule


BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt

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