“To create something completely new is extremely difficult, because there is no protocol, you can’t Google it.“ – Meredith Perry
I think Meredith Perry is an extremely inspiring woman. She graduated with a B.A. in astrobiology from the University of Pennsylvania, and simultaneously developed a revolutionary startup, uBeam.
uBeam allows users access to a plethora ofdevices without plugging them in, thanks to ultrasounds and Wi-Fi. The idea seems simple: we use Wi-Fi to charge all of our devices, but the realization was inscrutable until Perry broke through. uBeam utilizes transducers, which transforms electrical energy into sound and back into electrical energy, (this technology is also used in headphones!)
Of course, transducers and tools are far from the only component of the uBeam, but it’s the heart that makes the company hum. First, Perry struggled with the blueprint for the product. This part took her the most of the time: “In my mind we were dinosaurs already... the process was killing me” she laments. “But then we’d fail, and then we say we will make a certain change, and then it will work, and that happened about 5 times.” Perry’s lacked business experience and teamed up with her roommate Dwerk. However, they disagreed and Perry took the reins, nearly destroying a friendship and a startup.
We should have someone more experienced who can tutor and monitor us when developing our ideas and our career. I find Meredith Perry’s courage and persistence motivating for anyone, and that’s exactly what you can find at Powers Education. They help us develop our inner talents and foster our passion in STEM. Powers Education believes in you.
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