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How does 1st Mile work and what do we offer?

1st Mile is specialised in creating business on technology. We believe there is a significant gap between the opportunies promised by new knowledge, research and ideas and the business impact seen. In other words, we bring new solutions to the market by offering our assistance to both the academic society and the business society.

For research funders we offer:

  • Screening of research and development projects for business potentials
  • Preparation of projects for investor presentations
  • Preparation of investor presentations and training of key persons on the team to meet investors (venture capitalists, business angels, and companies)
  • Selection of suitable investors for the given technology.

For researchers we offer:

  • Consultancy in research and development projects on business plans, commercial potentials, and market research
  • Training in business strategy, customer relations, elevator pitch presentation, business system layout, etc.

For investors we offer:

  • Investment possibilities and deal flow
  • Industry analyses on energy and environmental sectors
  • Evaluation of investment possibilities, due diligence, and investment process
  • Interim management of start-ups
  • Board representation in start-ups

For start-ups we offer:

  • Business plans, market and industry analyses, and commercial strategies
  • Contract negotiations
  • Identification of potential investors
  • Interim management
  • Board representation

For corporations we offer:

  • Evaluation of technologies and projects for commercial options
  • Value creation from technologies and possibilities outside core strategy (creation of spin-outs)
  • Interim management of spin-outs
  • Evaluation of commercial potentials and financing options, including venture capital
  • Project portfolio management
  • Optimization of the value of stage gate processes


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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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1st Mile covers the first commercial distance for new business concepts