How to be a technology innovator: Meredith Perry at TEDxNashville





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Published on Apr 26, 2012

Meredith Perry is the Founder and CEO of uBeam, a company that hopes to bring space age wireless charging technology to your cell phone and other wireless devices. Meredith graduated from the University of Pennsylvania this past May after studying rocks, of all things. Her paleobiology degree was put to good use while researching astrobiology at NASA, landing her a position as a NASA student ambassador. But inventing turned out to be Meredith's passion, creating a device that won Penn's student invention competition and propelling her into the world of business and tech. Meredith's prowess was recently acknowledged, joining Mark Zuckerberg and LeBron James and others on the coveted Forbes' "30 under 30" future leaders list. Somewhere along the way, Meredith spent some time in zero gravity, performing experiments on NASA's "vomit comet".

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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