We support startups and enterprises with specialised incubation & consulting services for new digital business.

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For Startups:

  • Seed funding (100k€ + co-investors)
  • Support of business model & product design
  • Operational incubation support
  • Initiation of enterprise co-operations
  • Finding strategic investors

For Enterprises:

  • Development of platform & portfolio strategies
  • Development & implementation of models for successful startup co-operations
  • Building up bootcamp, acceleration & incubation programmes with startups
  • Innovation audits for strategies, portfolios and processes

For Investors:

  • Trend scouting and startup screening for defined target markets and technology sectors
  • Compilation of “shopping lists” and individual analysis of selected startups and young technology companies
  • Strategic, commercial and technical due diligences
  • Investment advice and transaction support


We are an experienced team of experts for digital business & products, cooperating with a network of dedicated on-demand specialists.


Dr.-Ing. Ralf Lauterbach

25 yrs enterpreneur & manager:
Partner@1stMOVER, CTO@Versatel, Vizzavi, Director Mobile Apps@ Vodafone, Founder of Ruhrnet, Appseleration
Expert in Product Design & Dev

Dr.-Ing. Klemens Gaida

22 yrs enterpreneur & manager:
Founder & MD@1stMOVER, Group Head of New Service Dev@Vodafone Global, Partner@ICT Consultancy Eutelis Consult
Expert in Product Strategy & Dev

Peter Hornik

20 yrs enterpreneur:
Founder & MD@1stMOVER, Founder & CFO@a-better-tomorrow, cap-z-partners, epos24
Expert in Finance & Biz Ops

Dipl.-Ing. Martin Schneppe

30 yrs manager & enterpreneur:
Partner@1stMOVER, Head of NOKIA R&D Centre in Düsseldorf, SW Engineer@Philips
Expert in HW/SW Innovation and Innovation Program Mgmt


Since 2009 we have been utilising the special synergies of connecting the startup and corporate world.


Startup Projects:

  • Mobile eBook Service
  • Audio Analytics Products & Solutions
  • Mobile Marketing Service
  • B2B Marketing SaaS
  • Mobile Commerce Service
  • Web Video Factory
  • Community Publishing Platform
  • Vertical Social Network
  • Multi-Player Browser Game
  • Streetwear E-Commerce Platform

Consulting Projects:

  • Mobile Service Rapid Prototyping
  • Corporate Startup Accelerator
  • Global R&D Trend Scouting
  • Advanced CRM Data Analytics
  • Tech Joint Venture Planning
  • New SaaS Business Planning
  • New UX Platform Capabilities
  • Mobile Communication Transformation
  • New Service Delivery Platform Enablers
  • Digital Process Optimisation
  • Cross Border eCommerce Planning


We look forward to discussing with you new digital products & business models.

  • Address

    Speditionstraße 15a
    D-40221 Düsseldorf
  • Phone

    +49 (0)211 56189889
  • Email

  • Imprint

    1stMOVER Management GmbH
    Managing Directors: Dr. Klemens Gaida, Peter Hornik
    Register court: Amtsgericht Düsseldorf
    Register number: HRB 68393
    VAT-ID: DE285583823
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