April 22, 2019

Projects

Since 2015, 180 Degrees Consulting Hamburg has advised over twenty clients and helped them in their goals to improve on a social and/or ecological level. Below, you will find the projects we are working on, as well as a selection of past projects. 

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Current Projects

The vision of the Joblinge initiative is to make a visible and sustainable contribution to the fight against youth unemployment. In Germany, 500.000 youths do not find jobs or apprenticeship positions even though skilled workers are lacking and many positions go unfilled. Joblinge’s objective is to provide disadvantaged, unemployed youth the opportunity to earn a long term placement in an apprenticeship or job and thus lead a self-determined life. The consulting team will focus on workflow optimization and knowledge transfer strategies.

LimeSurvey is a Hamburg-based open-source software company founded in 2015. A general problem of open source projects is related to their sustainability. Most of the projects fail because of over-exhaustion and developers‘ limited amount of free time. While LimeSurvey GmbH has managed so far to achieve a certain degree of sustainability, the sales and marketing departments have been underused so far. Therefore, the social consultants team will perform an analysis about our (potential) users and recommend which user groups shall be targeted in the next marketing campaigns, and increase the revenues of LimeSurvey, implicitly.

A Glimpse of Our Work

Founded in 2013 by Constanze Klotz and Hanna Charlotte Erhorn, Bridge&Tunnel is a sustainable fashion and interior design label from Hamburg. They produce socially sustainable denim products by employing socially disadvantaged people such as long-term unemployed people and refugees. To reduce their ecological footprint, all their products are made out of post- and pre-consumer waste which leads to a series of unique interior, fashion, and accessories designs.

Our consulting services contained recommendations in the fields of marketing, finance, and sales.

EBC Hochschule has identified a major problem in the integration of refugees into academic education. For some time, refugees have arrived in Hamburg who desire to start of 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 in German which is a main entry barrier for public universities. Private universities like EBC offer English speaking programs but are usually fairly expensive. EBC is motivated to contribute to solve this societal dilemma by establishing a scholarship program for refugees that enables them to start of continue their academic education shortly after the arrival in Germany.

Our consultants developed a concept for the structure and the funding of that program. Among other aspects, it included the collaboration with business partners of EBC and the refugee community in Hamburg.

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. As it is an open source projects, it allows anyone to download, modify, and use LimeSurvey for their personal or business projects at no costs. An active community of IT and market-research-focused users has been built around the software.

As there was an inconsistency throughout the year in their engagement, we developed a plan to help LimeSurvey’s community to become more active and engaged. The work included 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.

LeetHub is a coworking space, a meeting point and a hub for refugees in Hamburg. Their main goal is being an interface for topics like integration and social participation. Through their different projects they try to positively contribute to open culture of Hamburg. As they believe that people are able to reach their goals on their own, their main projects include empowering people with migration background. LeetHub would like to continue organizing entrepreneurship incubators for refugees and help them to start their own business. They have a lot of creative ideas, necessary know-how and the supportive infrastructure. However, they are still searching for the possibilities of stable fund streams for their projects.

Our consultants provided a plan to become more sustainable by focusing on different forms of partnerhips LeetHub can develop to become self-sustainable on long-term and become more inclusive with all its stakeholders.

Millerntor Gallery by Viva con Agua Collective organizes art, music, and culture festivals. They bring a wide range of artists together with communities that reflect on how we can positively influence the world. The art exhibited during these events, is up for sale, and the earnings are donated to Viva con Agua Sankt Pauli. However, mostly not all the artwork is sold during the events, but stored in a warehouse afterwards where potential buyers do not have access.

To solve this problem, our consultants developed a concept for the handling, marketing, distribution, and the sale of this artwork.

Past Clients

We have been providing consulting services to social and non-governmental organization in the area of Hamburg since 2015. Our work has helped the following organizations:

 

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