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Tatiana Birgisson decided she wanted to become an entrepreneur when she was 7 years old, helping her uncle drive jetskis for his tourism business in the Caribbean.

“I thought it was the coolest job in the world to be your own boss,” she said, adding that she also admired her uncle for driving revenue and tourism to his hometown and taking ownership of what he brought to the market.

Birgisson started her own company, MATI Energy, while living in Duke’s entrepreneurial community, The Cube, during her senior year. What she first brewed as a healthy drink to help her through her own exhaustion and depression has become a rapidly growing business that put up 130 percent year-over-year growth in 2016 and earned Birgisson a place on Forbes’ 2017 30 Under 30 list in the Food and Drink category.

“I was really shocked and pleasantly surprised,” Birgisson said of the recognition. “It came on the tail of having a huge 2016. Everyone had worked really hard, putting in 12 to 14 hour days, and we ended up exceeding our goal. The award came at the perfect time as a little reward.”

The past year was a big one for MATI – the Durham-based company grew from five to 20 employees, built and moved into a 30,000-square foot production facility in Clayton, North Carolina, and became available at five chains in addition to its first chain, Whole Foods.

In 2017, Birgisson plans to grow the brand from 500 locations nationwide to more than 1,600 – which will include expansion into Florida, Texas and Virginia.

All this is huge growth for a company that Birgisson started in her dorm room and expanded with the help of Duke resources, including the Duke Startup Challenge, which she won.

“I wanted to create an energy drink that was healthy from the ground up,” she said. “And to me, that meant no compromise. Nothing fake, nothing that I wouldn’t want to consume every day and multiple times a day.”

Although she’s now changing the energy drink landscape, Birgisson initially didn’t even have an idea for a company, until one of her peers in The Cube suggested she start selling her tea.

“Follow the things that peak your interest and make you excited, the things that make you want to stay up all night working,” she said. “Let that drive your direction. And once you find the opportunity in the market, go at it full force.”

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  • How a College Dorm Drink Became More Popular Than Red Bull

    When energy-drink entrepreneur Tatiana Birgisson was told by several bottling facilities they could test-bottle her product only if she filled 200,000 cans, she went out and found an independent brewer that would fill 1,000. She bought blank cans and stuck Avery labels on them herself. When restaurants didn't want her product, she hand-packaged kegs and sold them to local startups. And when...

  • Tatiana Birgisson '12 doesn't rest

    It’s a midmorning in July just outside Raleigh, and Mati Energy’s 30,000-square-foot brewing facility is already pretty toasty. Here, Tatiana Birgisson ’12 is leading a monthly meeting with her burgeoning energy-drink team—most of whom are wisely decked out in T-shirts—to determine sales strategies across different states and delivery channels, to wordsmith nutritional content on the...

  • 7 questions with Mati Energy entrepreneur Tatiana Birgisson

    Tatiana Birgisson, the Durham entrepreneur whose company, Mati Energy, started as a Duke University dorm room brewing experiment, has a pretty simple trick when it comes to pitch preparation: "Record yourself," she says...

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Tatiana Birgisson

Entrepreneur, Founder & Former CEO of MATI Energy

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Tatiana Birgisson Biography

Tatiana Birgisson decided she wanted to become an entrepreneur when she was 7 years old, helping her uncle drive jetskis for his tourism business in the Caribbean.

“I thought it was the coolest job in the world to be your own boss,” she said, adding that she also admired her uncle for driving revenue and tourism to his hometown and taking ownership of what he brought to the market.

Birgisson started her own company, MATI Energy, while living in Duke’s entrepreneurial community, The Cube, during her senior year. What she first brewed as a healthy drink to help her through her own exhaustion and depression has become a rapidly growing business that put up 130 percent year-over-year growth in 2016 and earned Birgisson a place on Forbes’ 2017 30 Under 30 list in the Food and Drink category.

“I was really shocked and pleasantly surprised,” Birgisson said of the recognition. “It came on the tail of having a huge 2016. Everyone had worked really hard, putting in 12 to 14 hour days, and we ended up exceeding our goal. The award came at the perfect time as a little reward.”

The past year was a big one for MATI – the Durham-based company grew from five to 20 employees, built and moved into a 30,000-square foot production facility in Clayton, North Carolina, and became available at five chains in addition to its first chain, Whole Foods.

In 2017, Birgisson plans to grow the brand from 500 locations nationwide to more than 1,600 – which will include expansion into Florida, Texas and Virginia.

All this is huge growth for a company that Birgisson started in her dorm room and expanded with the help of Duke resources, including the Duke Startup Challenge, which she won.

“I wanted to create an energy drink that was healthy from the ground up,” she said. “And to me, that meant no compromise. Nothing fake, nothing that I wouldn’t want to consume every day and multiple times a day.”

Although she’s now changing the energy drink landscape, Birgisson initially didn’t even have an idea for a company, until one of her peers in The Cube suggested she start selling her tea.

“Follow the things that peak your interest and make you excited, the things that make you want to stay up all night working,” she said. “Let that drive your direction. And once you find the opportunity in the market, go at it full force.”

Tatiana Birgisson Videos

  • Innovate Raleigh: Triangle Makers & Doers Contest
  • MATI Energy @ Whole Foods
  • MATI Energy

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  • How to book Tatiana Birgisson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tatiana Birgisson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tatiana Birgisson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tatiana Birgisson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tatiana Birgisson?

    Booking fees for Tatiana Birgisson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tatiana Birgisson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tatiana Birgisson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tatiana Birgisson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tatiana Birgisson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tatiana Birgisson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tatiana Birgisson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tatiana Birgisson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tatiana Birgisson for your event is available upon request. Tatiana Birgisson generally travels from Durham, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jen Martin, Drew Anderson, Joey Grassia, Lizzi Ackerman and Michael Levine. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tatiana Birgisson for an upcoming event.

Tatiana Birgisson Speaker Videos

  • Innovate Raleigh: Triangle Makers & Doers Contest
    MATI Energy @ Whole Foods
  • MATI Energy
    Duke Entrepreneur Stories: Tatiana Birgisson '12

Tatiana Birgisson News

  • How a College Dorm Drink Became More Popular Than Red Bull

    When energy-drink entrepreneur Tatiana Birgisson was told by several bottling facilities they could test-bottle her product only if she filled 200,000 cans, she went out and found an independent brewer that would fill 1,000. She bought blank cans and stuck Avery labels on them herself. When restaurants didn't want her product, she hand-packaged kegs and sold them to local startups. And when...

  • Tatiana Birgisson '12 doesn't rest

    It’s a midmorning in July just outside Raleigh, and Mati Energy’s 30,000-square-foot brewing facility is already pretty toasty. Here, Tatiana Birgisson ’12 is leading a monthly meeting with her burgeoning energy-drink team—most of whom are wisely decked out in T-shirts—to determine sales strategies across different states and delivery channels, to wordsmith nutritional content on the...

  • 7 questions with Mati Energy entrepreneur Tatiana Birgisson

    Tatiana Birgisson, the Durham entrepreneur whose company, Mati Energy, started as a Duke University dorm room brewing experiment, has a pretty simple trick when it comes to pitch preparation: "Record yourself," she says...

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