180 DC Sofia Winter Semester 2022-23

The Business Marathon is over, but the Winter semester of 180 DC is here and already ongoing!
Stay tuned and follow us for more info!

About 180 DC Sofia

180 Degrees Consulting Sofia is the Bulgarian branch of the world's largest student-driven consultancy. On a global level, 180 Degrees Consulting operates in over 100 branches across 35 countries. Its mission is to connect the untapped capabilities of university students with unmet needs of socially conscious organisations.

180 DC Sofia was founded in April 2017 by several enthusiastic Bulgarian students with international background who wanted to make a positive social impact for Bulgaria. We help socially conscious organizations in Bulgaria find innovative, practical and sustainable solutions to all kind of operational challenges they are facing. Since being established, 180 DC Sofia has trained over 60 young consultants and has completed consulting projects for 15 major non-profits and social enterprises.

About 180 DC Sofia

Let’s help socially conscious businesses get in shape!


180 Degrees Consulting Sofia and Baringa are proud to host the Business Consulting Marathon - this is the second season of the business case competition that was successfully organised for the first time in Bulgaria back in 2020 - then known as the Management Consulting Hackathon.

We are excited to offer you the unique opportunity to solve actual complex strategy and operation cases for Bulgarian start-ups with exciting causes as well as for the Business marathon's co-host and a top-tier international consulting company - Baringa.

Apply by 31 May 2022 to get the chance to gain invaluable hands-on experience in management consulting. Challenge yourself to meet and work together with other talented young people like you to make tangible business and social impact for Bulgaria. Moreover, you can win great prizes kindly and get the opportunity for an accelerated application procedure at Baringa Bulgaria.


About the Marathon

The Business Consulting Marathon is a charge-free competition for senior students and recent graduates, where they work in teams of four to come up with solutions to real business cases for real clients. The solutions are then presented to a jury panel of industry experts who evaluate them based on objective criteria and select the prize winners.

Few days before the competition all participants will receive preparation materials so that they are well equipped for the Marathon. All participants will be introduced to their teams and case studies at the opening of the event their as well as some hints and tricks as to how to approach and crack the case.

Over the course of the weekend, there will be mentors to guide the teams, as they develop their solutions for the final judging round on Sunday afternoon.

About the Marathon

Our clients’ industries and social causes

We have thoughtfully selected a set of start-ups and organisations with very interesting causes that contribute majorly to contribution to the environment in Bulgaria. Take a look at the industries and stay tuned for more details:

- Education;
- Food Waste;
- Youth Development;
- Bio Production;
- Recyclable;
- Corporate.

Our clients' industries and social causes

Case studies to expect

You as participant will be set to work on case studies in the following areas:

- Employer Branding;
- Product Launch Strategy;
- Content Strategy;
- Community Management;
- Recruitment Optimisation and others.
- Service Launch Marketing Plan;

Tell us what area you are mostly interested in (there is a separate field in the application form) and we will do our best to consider your preference!

Case studies to expect

About Baringa

Baringa is building the world’s most trusted consulting firm – creating lasting impact for clients and pioneering a positive, people-first way of working. We work with everyone from FTSE 100 names to bright new start-ups, in every sector. We have hubs in Europe, the US, Asia and Australia, and we work all around the world . Here in Sofia, we have a thriving team of 90. You’ll find us collaborating shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients, from the big picture right down to the detail: helping them define their strategy, deliver complex change, spot the right commercial opportunities, manage risk or bring their purpose and sustainability goals to life.

Baringa has won a spot in the top places to work by the Great Place to Work Institute for the last 13 years, our Bulgaria team won “Best Employer Remote Team 2020 in the Bulgarian Career Show Awards and has been certified as a Class A Priority Investment Project by the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism.

About Baringa

Business Marathon Venues

June 18th and 19th - Marathon location

NETWORKING Premium Coworking (Rakovska 24)

June 17th - Opening event

Puzl CowOrKing - Rooftop venue