Supriya Hobbs is a recent graduate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and the Co-Founder of Miss Possible (www.BeMissPossible.com), a start-up toy company working to change the images girls see in dolls. Her company is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise money for manufacturing. Miss Possible empowers girls through play! They make dolls of women who changed the world, and an app that turns their work into play time!
CU150 is a video series and a live weekly internet talk show about technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Central Illinois and surrounding areas (Chicago IL, St.Louis MO, Indianapolis, IN). The show and series are produced by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC. The show’s host, Tim Montague, discusses the heart of innovation, what motivates entrepreneurs, their success stories, and the technologies they are bringing to market for the betterment of society. Guests include the founders and executives of early stage and growth stage technology companies as well as the mentors, advisors, investors, and institutions that make the tech ecosystem thrive!