Twenty years of moving minds
We are red onion, a strategic-creative consultancy driven by a keen eye for cultural trends, innovation, and a passion for pushing organizations to grow. Excellence is at the heart of everything we do. Our experience paving the way for TEDx in Germany made us experts at identifying the topics that will matter tomorrow, moving minds, and building sustainable brand ecosystems.
For more than twenty years, we have been anticipating and facilitating strategic change for DAX 30 companies, the German Mittelstand, and entrepreneurs alike. Our clients are our partners, in the truest sense of the word: when the businesses we work with grow and succeed, we do too. We cultivate global team structures, implement ideas shaping the future of work, and drive creative innovation within organizations.
Whatever lies ahead, we’ll be there to guide you through. Hands-on and curious at heart.
Technology, Entertainment, Design
Stephan Balzer on how TED Talks changed the way we learn and present
The Future of the City
red onion × everyworks by Smart City | DB on how we’ll live and work together in the future
Our Guiding Principles
Organizations need a sparring partner to thrive
In today’s fast-moving world, every business needs an expert at their side, someone to provide guidance, impetus, and ideas and ask the tough questions. An outside perspective shines a light onto the path ahead, exposing problem areas and illuminating new solutions.
Strong brands are built on relevance
It’s no longer enough to go with the flow – the companies of today need to stand for something in order to make an impact. Corporate responsibility, evolving workplaces, and the search for community are just a few of the cultural trends that are shaping our world. Brands that tap into the zeitgeist are the ones that resonate.
The future will be co‑created
No one can be an expert at everything. Excellence in ideation and innovation arises when individuals link together. A network of experts and forward thinkers is one of the most valuable resources you can have, equipping you for a future where anything is possible.
At red onion, we handle both the practical and the strategic stuff, from big-picture planning right down to small-detail implementation. We embrace our clients’ visions to guide them towards their goals, navigating whatever challenges may come.
Narrative and platform ideation
We love developing topic-driven narratives and implementing the platforms to communicate them. Amplifying your brand’s identity and building a strong community around is the very best reward.
Our services include
Event curation and execution
Network building and corporate coupling
We’re better together. With our vast network of experts and thought leaders, visionary founders, and rising stars, we foresee opportunities and facilitate connections that can only lead to great things. Win-win.
Our Team and Partners
Stephan is a thought leader in cultural and technological business innovation. He has been a consultant, speaker, and CEO for more than 20 years.
Part of red onion for more than a decade, Nina is our expert on project and event management — with a keen eye for details while never neglecting the big picture.
A start-up founder herself, Antonia curates conference programs and learning experiences for executives. If someone can pull all the strings, it’s her.
With a background in the art industry, Lorena knows how to merge her creative mind with her organizational skills – juggling ideas, words, and deadlines.
Bianca loves numbers almost as much as running. She has been with red onion for more than 10 years, always keeping on top of everything from contracts to cash flow.
Hoa is as curious as she is visionary. She structures ideas and brings concepts to life. Well networked, she connects exciting personalities and enables a dialogue.
Jana is a born networker. Communication comes just as easily to her as empathically putting herself in others shoes. She finds the best solutions and programs, what has the greatest output.
Lea has always had an interest in the interface between communication and business. She supports us with research and communication. She’s a digital native and fills our social media channels with exciting content.