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Devise a go-to-market strategy for a new product, industry or geography.

Get support for your competitive intelligence, market sizing and data analysis.

Primary and secondary market research, benchmarking, and industry best practices.

Find a consultant for due diligence, financial modelling, origination, and valuation.

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Why use Hillgate?

For start ups

Quick and easy access to smart people
who can get things done. 

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“We needed help developing the marketing strategy for a new product launch. In two weeks, we had an amazing plan to execute on.”

Co-founder, Events management start-up

For SMEs

Supplement your team with top-tier consultants. Take your business to the next level. 

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“I don’t have to deal with recruiters? I can just go on your site and find a smart person... that’s exactly what I want.”

Director of Strategy, Chemicals Company

For large organisations

Deliver more effectively on those important strategic projects by increasing your bandwidth.

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“More and more, we are looking for an alternative to the big firms and Hillgate can deliver that alternative. “

Strategy Director, CAC 40 Co

How it works

FOR COMPANIES

FOR CONSULTANTS

Step 1: Create a project

Use our standard project template to define requirements.

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Step 1: Create your profile

Login with LinkedIn or email and complete your profile.

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Step 2: Get immediate suggestions

Our matching system will provide suggestions for consultants that fit your project needs. You can perform additional searches based on custom criteria.

Step 2: Search and apply for projects

Hillgate will recommend suitable projects based on your skills, experience, and availability. Monitor your progress through your personal dashboard.

Step 3: Interview candidates

Schedule interviews by messaging consultants directly within Hillgate. Get to know the consultant, their skills, and fit for your team or organisation.

Step 3: Interview with companies

Companies will contact you via our messaging system to organise an interview. This is your time to shine and figure out if this is the right opportunity for you.

Step 4: Sign the contract

Using our standard contract, or by providing your own, Hillgate makes it easy for both parties to agree to terms and get to work.

Step 4: Sign the contract

Using our standard contract, or by providing your own, Hillgate makes it easy for both parties to agree to terms and get to work.

Step 5: Get started

Start working with your consultant(s), reduce that
to-do list and drive your projects forward. We'll be there to help you with whatever you need.

Step 5: Get started

Throughout the project, you’ll get support from our automated check-in system and account managers.

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Our consultants

A diverse network with a unique depth and breadth of expertise and experience.

92%

have MBAs
from top schools

45+

languages
spoken

50

countries
worked in

4-8

years of work experience

95%

have consulting, finance or corporate experience

Our consultants have a range of global experience

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Case studies

Company profile

Financial data and analytics provider based in New York.

Revenue

$1-5 billion

Number of employees

> 1,000

Team

EMEA strategy and business development

Strategic question 

Which market should Financial Services Company (FSC) select as its next focus market, GCC or Russia/CIS?

Project overview

The Head of EMEA for a newer division of FSC needed to prioritize the next growth markets for EMEA. After a high-level review, the GCC and Russia/CIS were prioritized as the top options.

Two consultants with backgrounds in the prioritized markets completed the market assessments within six weeks. The consultants used a combination of sources- internal documents from the client, secondary market research, and completed 10 interviews with market participants.

Deliverable

A market assessment of each region

1. Size of addressable market
• Segment and country-level breakdown
• Estimated market share of all major competitors

2. Analysis of the competitive landscape
• SWOT analysis
• Brand reputation

3. Market dynamics
• Regulatory landscape and key developments
• Cultural nuances and customs

Project follow up  

Upon delivery of the project, the client extended the contract of one of the consultants to develop a market survey for both regions in order to test hypotheses based on the original findings.
The consultant created a 12 question survey to prioritise their investment and focus on specific data sets for the regions.  

Final result

FSC was able to compare two different growth markets in order to determine which market presented the best opportunity for expansion and growth. 

Working with external consultants provided FSC with the opportunity to make a more robust decision than it would have been able to do with strictly internal resources.

Company profile

Award-winning food startup

Revenue

< $10m

Number of employees

1-100

Team

Founders

Strategic question 

How can an ethnic food company develop a marketing plan to expand from small regional start-up to a nationally recognised brand?

Project overview

Looking for a marketing whiz to build our branding and marketing strategy from scratch! We need to refine our US-focused marketing strategy and plan to help us tell our story, establish our brand, and drive revenue growth.

Our target customers are large supermarket chains, distributors and niche industry players, who we aim to increase relationships with by driving end user demand and creating a raving fan base.

Deliverable

The Consultant's initial proposal included three separate phases for the client.

Phase 1:
1. Roadmap with a minimum of 3Cs, 4Ps, brand architecture from a brand interrogation, packaging review
2. Consumer segmentation * for core target consumer identification
3. Logo development (5-6 routes to test)
4. Name/Positioning Statement/Strapline/Logo development and testing with consumers

Phase II and Phase III proposals were presented to the client to be optioned at a later date should both sides agree.

Project follow up  

The client optioned Phase II of the project.

Final result

The consultant used a proprietary strategic marketing roadmap built from years of experience in corporate brand management and adapted it for the needs of the startup. This clearly defined the consumer segmentation and helped identify the best option for the company logo and brand story.

The client doubled their site traffic in a day and quadrupled it in a week with a simple cohesive campaign.

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