3con also set a course aside from the consultant’s routine. Here we report on our numerous activities.


11. Jul

Entrepreneurship4All@UBT - Dr. Gebhard Grimm panel member

The University of Bayreuth offers its students the opportunity to take part in cross-faculty courses on the topics of entrepreneurship and digitization as part of the "Entrepreneurship4All@UBT" project. For example, the course "Entrepreneurial Thinking & Business Design" of the Chair of Information Systems Management develops innovative business ideas which are then evaluated by representatives from science and business. This year's final pitch will take place on Friday, the 12th of July. In addition to Dr. Petra Beermann (Head of Entrepreneurship & Innovation) and Prof. Dr. Torsten Eymann (Vice President of the University of Bayreuth for Information Technology and Entrepreneurship) of the University of Bayreuth, Dr. Gebhard Grimm (Managing Partner of 3con Management Consultants GmbH), Maximilian Grimmer (MGO Launchpad - Startup Accelerator Mediengruppe Oberfranken GmbH & Co. KG) and Kay Schulz (Founder and Managing Director VIEWENTO GmbH) will judge the new and innovative business ideas.

Dr. Gebhard Grimm is more than happy to take on this special opportunity: "I am pleased to consult young people and give them constructive feedback. Entrepreneurial thinking and acting are more important than they have ever been. I personally face the challenges of the VUCA world with a combination of experience, fuzzy thinking and openness. I am in particular interested in how young entrepreneurs meet today's demands and which ideas they would like to implement in our world.

As the founder of 3con, Dr. Grimm put his entrepreneurial ideas of consulting into practice. For more than 15 years he has been developing 3con as an exclusive boutique, which together with its customers finds and implements tailor-made solutions for demanding problems. He combines his extensive experience with a constant openness for new ideas and promotes the co-creative working atmosphere in the company and in customer projects.  Personal emphasis lies with holistic strategy and organization development including cross-company optimization by value creation-oriented purchase management as well as with innovative and lasting energy and infrastructure concepts.

Until 2020, the program "Entrepreneurship4All@UBT" at the University of Bayreuth will be funded with 1.5 million Euro by the Free State of Bavaria and supported by the Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern (ZD.B). Entrepreneurship should and will be intensively promoted in Bayreuth. "Our goals are the further expansion of entrepreneurship education with a focus on digitization, the opening and tailoring of courses for students from all faculties, and more intensive cooperation with other universities," explains Prof. Dr. Torsten Eymann, Vice President of Information Technology and Entrepreneurship at the University of Bayreuth.

For more information:
University of Bayreuth

22. May

Let Life Sciences meet you - 3con visits WWU Münster

Dr. Gebhard Grimm, Managing Partner of 3con Management Consultants GmbH (3con), and 3con consultant Dr. Stefan Gärtner are guests at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster today. At 6 p.m., they will give insights into the world of management consulting to prospective natural scientists in the seminar room of the Max Planck Institute and they will share their experiences with students and doctoral candidates. In addition to a presentation on "Opportunities for natural scientists – management consulting in the chemical industry", there will also be a case study based on a specific project from consulting practice. Besides, the participants have the chance to inform themselves, in a personal discussion, on the entry and development possibilities in the top management consultancy, whose traditional industry focus lies in the process industry.

The lecture takes place in co-operation with the btS - Biotechnologische Studenteninitiative e.V. The bts is a non-profit, independent and politically neutral student initiative of the life sciences. It sees itself as an interface between students and doctoral candidates, universities and research institutes as well as life sciences companies. To achieve this, bts offers a broad spectrum of nationwide and local events and projects with various co-operation partners. These include company contact fairs, excursions, and networking events as well as lectures, workshops and scientific symposia.

25. Feb

Personnel changes

Dr. Ingo Ammermann, partner of 3con Management Consultants, leaves the company at the end of the month at his own request to pursue new professional challenges.

Managing Director Gebhard Grimm very much regrets the departure: "With Ingo, we not only lose a valued colleague, but also an excellent partner who has made a significant contribution to the development and success of our company. We would like to thank him very much for this". 

18. Feb

A day as a management consultant

On March 28th, we are delighted to be taking part for the fifth time in Girls' Day, the world's largest career orientation project for schoolgirls from the fifth grade upwards. Girls and young women have the chance to get an insight into jobs in which the proportion of women has so far been less than 40 percent.

Women are also underrepresented in management consulting, in some cases even significantly. With an average female employment rate of just under 21 percent, especially large consulting firms have a lot of catching up to do. According to the annual study “Facts & Figures on the Consulting Market” by the Federal Association of German Management Consultants BDU e.V., smaller companies show a much more positive development with 36 percent. 3con Management Consultants is also on this scale.

“We are always on the lookout for talented consultants with outstanding analytical and creative intelligence and an authentic personality - regardless of gender”, says Dr. Gebhard Grimm, founding partner and managing director of 3con. “This year, we are giving a total of ten young women aged 13 and over the opportunity to form their own impressions of the seemingly male world”. Grimm emphasizes that the 3con consultants personally look after the applicants. “They give initial insights into the daily work and encourage the girls to try out typical tasks on their own”.

Girls' Day is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. Since the campaign was launched in 2001, around 1.9 million girls have taken part.

Further information can be found here.

03. Aug

New office location in Frankfurt

3con has opened a new office in Frankfurt. We took office at WeWork, the global leader of co-working spaces and easy scalable office and meeting room facilities. WeWork offers us an inspiring working atmosphere in a fascinating mix of startups and well-established companies in the heart of Frankfurt. Furthermore, it enables us to offer a global office infrastructure in various cities to our clients and employees. The urban atmosphere is a perfect complement to our headquarter in Bonn's villa district.

13. Jul

Cooperation between 3con and BCPro Student Business Consulting

 3con Management Consultants GmbH supports BCPro Student Business Consulting to strengthen the student club and to foster students that have profound interest in management consulting and volunteer work. Read more about BCPro e.V.: https://www.bcpro.de/

07. Nov

3con pro bono project to support the Nature Protection Federation (NABU Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.) of Germany in advancing the co-operation of boards.

 With over 660,000 members and supporters, NABU is the oldest and largest German organisation for the protection of nature. Its inner organisation closely aligns with Germany’s federal structure, i.e. parallel to the national organisation, 15 federal state associations as well as its Bavarian partner association LBV attend the respective federal state governments. In addition to that, honorary campaigners organise themselves in about 2,000 local and regional groups.In a pro bono project, 3con supported a process to improve the co-operation of boards between the federal state divisions and the national organisation of NABU.

23. Jun

3con certified for balancing work and life for its employees

 As one out of only 353 companies in Germany 3con has been certified for its efforts to balance out worklife and family life for its employees. The certificate follows a thorough auditing process by the initiative "Beruf und Familie" sponsored by the federal ministries for economics and for families and women's affairs. We are very proud to receive this certificate for the second time.For more information on the certificate check: http://www.berufundfamilie.de/

29. May

3con as guest at the btS at HU-Berlin

 3con as guest at an event hosted by the life science students initiative btS on June 8 at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Ziad Mahayni, partner at 3con and Georgi Tadeus, consultant at 3con will speak about the major challenges the chemical industry is facing today. The talk will be followed by a joint discussion of a 3con case study. For further information and registration please see:https://lnkd.in/gSFvprQhttps://lnkd.in/gqU9Dtb

06. Dec

3con "Zwischen den Welten"

Founding partner Gebhard Grimm visited the interdisciplinary PhD-seminar "Zwischen den Welten" at the Coburg University of Applied Sciences. He discussed what interdisciplinarity means when working as a strategic management consultant and gave interesting insights into his daily work. For more information check the university website:https://www.hs-coburg.de/news-detailseite/news/News/detail/strategieberater-zu-gast-im-doktoranden-seminar.html https://www.hs-coburg.de/news-detailseite/news/News/detail/strategieberater-zu-gast-im-doktoranden-seminar.html