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Søren Houmøller

1st Mile brings new energy and environmental research to business.

Søren Houmøller (39) is Managing Director and founder of 1st Mile.

Søren has 15 years experience in bringing new, clean technologies to the market place. Prior to founding 1st Mile, Søren was director of the venture capital company EGJ Development. He was responsible for more than 75 investment case screenings and carried through successful investments in Stirling and Amminex.

Earlier in his career, Søren held management positions in the companies dk-TEKNIK and FORCE Technology and built up extensive operational experience, including project management, portfolio management, P&L responsibility and financial skills.

Søren holds a masters degree in energy engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, as well as an Executive MBA from Scandinavian International Management Institute, SIMI.

Søren has two sons, Jakob (13) and Joakim (8). He lives in a house in the forest just north of Copenhagen with his girlfriend Monica, change management consultant and owner of the uccessful consultancy Acquiro. In his spare time, Søren plays defender on the Vedbæk Vipers under water rugby team and enjoys a run in the forest.

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Gitte Videcrantz

Gitte Videcrantz (42) is Senior Consultant with 1st Mile.

Gitte has worked with biofuels since 1990 with focus on implementation, sales, business development and innovation. Before joining 1st Mile, Gitte was project manager at FORCE Technology responsible for European and Danish R&D projects, and worked as a consultant to a number of Danish companies.

Earlier, Gitte worked as process engineer for 11 years with flue gas cleaning at FLS Miljø, at that time a World leading supplier of boiler systems. She has international experience from living in Boston, US, for two years.

Gitte holds a B.Sc. as well as a M.Sc. in chemistry from the Technical University of Denmark, supplemented with courses in project management and communication.

Gitte is married to Carsten Videcrantz and has three children.



Søren Houmøllers presentation on climate and CSR in Reykjavik

Søren Houmøller to talk about CSR on Iceland on May 8th

Søren Houmøller of 1st Mile panelist

1st chosen as advisor by Danish cleantech company with IPO ambitions

1st Mile consultant on the Gjøl gasification project

1st Mile awarded project to develop new energy source

Videcrantz joins 1st Mile as senior consultant

1st Mile develops commercial criteria for the Danish EUDP demo program

Søren Houmøller presents visions and financial framework at Bioenergydagen 2007
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New course: Business plans for project applicants
Projects must now contain business plans. 1st Mile teaches how.

October, 2007
Massive press coverage for 1st Mile views on cleantech

Søren Houmøllers panelist speech at Copenhagen Climate Solutions

Another new contract for 1st Mile

New contract for 1st Mile

1st Mile has struck a nerve
Lots of press coverage for 1st Mile on implementation on clean energy

Invitation: Opening reception
"Investor's Corner" hope to see many guests on May 31st.

1st Mile moves to Scion-DTU
Forms "Investor's Corner" with other companies

Houmøller joins Advisory Board
New Energy Forum plans conference in December '07

Houmøller appointed chairman
Søren Houmøller chairman of the energy innovation and research committee under the Confederation of Danish Industries

1st Mile wins contract
1st Mile to help Energinet.dk create business on R&D

Frost joins 1st Mile
Frida Frost adds implementation and people skills to 1st Mile

1st Mile Fund
1st Mile to establish new VC fund for early stage investments.

New blog by Søren Houmøller on innovation launched at Engineering Weekly.

Silicon Valley pick-ups
Lots of lessons to be learned on cleantech innovation in the Valley.

1st Mile founded
1st Mile is to bring clean technologies to life.


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