March 16 Q&A Session Tom Selten - Carlo van de Weijer

March 16 Q&A Session Tom Selten - Carlo van de Weijer

15 Mar 2021

On Tuesday, March 16 in the afternoon, a Q&A Session will take place between Tom Selten (Lightyear) and Carlo van de Weijer (Tu/e) in the Alpha hub. The TU/e cordially invites you to participate in the online Q&A Session between Tom and Carlo. This interview is part of a broader EIT Urban Mobility accelerator program, specially developed for five award-winning startups in the mobility domain, developed and carried out by STARTUP * EHV, incubator of the TU / e and part of The Gate. Tuesday March 16 from 3.30-4.30 pm will be the first interview in a series of four.


A look behind the scenes of Lightyear

In a live interview, moderated by Carlo van de Weijer, Tom Selten gives us an insight into the way Lightyear is organized and how strategic alliances are managed. Topics covered are staffing, HR planning, manageability, partner selection, relationship management and inclusivity. The participants in the program are founders of mobility startups and will be present through an online channel. They will be stimulated to interact by our live host / facilitator Rudy van Beurden. Guests attending the interview via the livestream are also invited to ask questions using the chat function.


 15.00 – 15.30  Online lobby opened  
 15.30 – 15.40  Welcome and introduction      Rudy van Beurden
 15.40 – 16.15  Interview  Tom Selten/Carlo van de Weijer
 16.15 – 16.25  Interactiion with the public  Everyone
 16.25 – 16.30  Closing  Rudy van Beurden


Tom Selten

Tom Selten graduated from Eindhoven University of Technology in 2018 on the role of students in Technology Transfer and Valorisation. During his studies he was chairman of Solar Team Eindhoven and together with his team won the Solar Challenge in 2015 with Stella Lux, the energy positive family car. This enormous success had a huge impact and boosted many student teams that followed in the slipstream. You could say that the success of his team eventually led to the creation of the company Lightyear. But before fully offering his services to this company, he had one more mission to accomplish at university; improving the conditions for students to innovate and create new businesses. Today Tom is Business Development Lead and Strategic Partnership Manager at Lightyear.

Carlo van de Weijer

Carlo van de Weijer, (1966) graduated as a mechanical engineer from Eindhoven University of Technology and obtained his doctorate cum laude from the Technical University in Graz. He has broad experience in the automotive industry, including managerial positions at Siemens and TomTom. He is currently managing director of the newly established 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 a 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, including as a faculty member of the Silicon Valley-based Singularity University. He is also a weekly columnist in the leading Dutch financial newspaper.


The link for the livestream: (or see the button).

Written by
Saskia van de Schoot

directeur new business

Saskia van de Schoot
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