Ilona Orthwein

Ilona  Orthwein

Companies & Start-ups

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entrepreneurship marketing crowdfunding social entrepreneurship social media

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German English

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My bio:

After studying social sciences (MA FU 1990) and completing a postgraduate degree in business administration 1991, I worked.for twelve years in international banking, before I founded in 2003 my own consulting business "Orthwein Unternehmens- und Organisationsberatung. Medium-sized companies, freelancers and social organizations are my favorite clients. Subjects are sustainable business concepts, financial planning, marketing, and organizational development.
In June 2005 a web platform for female entrepreneurs, developed by me, was launched: Since then I am leading this project, together with my team of webexpert and PR-expert ladies. was awarded in 2012 by the Initiative Mittelstand IT Innovation Award in the category "Web 2.0 and Social Media".
Besides my work as consultant and trainer I write and speak on topics such as social media, Enterprise 2.0 and crowdfunding, as well as business ethics issues and the role of women in economy.
In July 2014, my book "Crowdfunding - Principles and Strategies for Capital Seekers and Investors" was published by Igel Verlag Recht-Wirtschaft-Steuern, Hamburg, ISBN 978-3954851027.
I am a member of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and listed by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) and “Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau” as consultant for supported business consulting by EU.
From 2005-2007 I was a member in the coaching pool of the Investment Bank Berlin (IBB) for transnational business.
I am volunteering as consultant for the Business Plan Competition Berlin-Brandenburg, as well as a in "Funpreneur" Competition of the Berlin universities.

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