Meredith Perry turned 22 this month. She just graduated from college and started a new company built around a technology she recently invented.
There’s plenty of bad economic news these days, but Perry and her company, called UBeam, are trying to defy it — she’s hiring and entertaining funding offers from investors.
Perry’s invention: A transmitter that can recharge wireless devices using ultrasonic waves. It’s like Wifi, she says, except instead of a wireless Internet connection, hers transmits power over the air.