TU/e kindly invites you to join and interact in the online Q&A Session between Hans de Penning (founder and CEO) and Carlo van de Weijer (TU/e), focused on the financial business case of Amber, a car-sharing platform.
Tuesday 13 April 2021 | 15.30 – 16.30 (CET)
The interview is part of a broader EIT Urban Mobility accelerator program, specially tailored to inspire, support and connect five award-winning startups in the Urban Mobility domain. It will be the second interview in a series of four, all moderated by Carlo van de Weijer and facilitated by Rudy van Beurden. The program has been developed and is executed by STARTUP*EHV, the incubator of TU/e and part of The Gate.
Hans de Penning graduated in 2017 from the Eindhoven University of Technology in Automotive Technology. During his study, he was the Team Manager -and later became Advisor- of TU/ecomotive, a TU/e student team that designs and creates sustainable, circular cars. Hans is a true entrepreneur. During his studies, he already co-founded a prototyping company called FRANK, nowadays known as Vention Technologies. It's a dynamic engineering design house located at the HighTech Campus, still run by one of the former co-founders. Hans left the company in 2016 when one of his ideas, a car-sharing project, got out of hand. Still in the concept phase, it already attracted some investors and a first big launching customer. Founding Amber was not a choice, it was an opportunity he couldn't resist.
Carlo van de Weijer (1966) has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology and a PhD degree with honors from TU in Graz. He carries a broad experience in the automotive industry with a.o. executive positions at Siemens and TomTom. Currently he is managing director of the newly founded Eindhoven AI System Institute EAISI at Eindhoven University of Technology. He advises ministries and industries around the world on the future of mobility and is member of the supervisory board of several high-tech companies and start-ups. He is an international speaker on exponential technology and the future of high-tech, amongst others as faculty member of Silicon Valley based Singularity University. Furthermore, he is a weekly columnist in the leading Dutch financial newspaper.