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WINnovation 2017: Donna Preiss

Donna Preiss Founder and CEO, The Preiss Company Donna Preiss is the founder and chief executive officer of Raleigh-based The Preiss Company, one of the nation’s top 10 providers of student housing, and the largest woman-owned owner and operator of…

WINnovation 2017: Alice Hinman

Alice Hinman Founder, Apiopolis Alice Hinman is founder of the nonprofit urban bee sanctuary Apiopolis, taking care of as many as 6 million bees in 60 colonies all over Raleigh. The pollinators play a vital role in sustaining our local…

WINnovation 2017: Tatiana Birgisson

Tatiana Birgisson Founder, Mati Energy Tatiana Birgisson is the founder of Mati Energy, the healthy energy drink she created in her Duke dorm room five years ago. Today, a new 30,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Clayton has her brewing as…

WINnovation 2017: Sarah Yarborough

Sarah Yarborough Co-founder and CEO, Raleigh Denim Sarah Yarborough is the co-founder and CEO of Raleigh Denim. She and her husband, Victor Lytvinenko, started making jeans together when she was an undergraduate in 2007, working on her collection for N.C….

WINnovation 2017: Nnenna Freelon

Nnenna Freelon Musician, educator, actor, philanthropist, non-profit founder Nnenna Freelon is a world-renowned, six-time Emmy award winning jazz musician. She is also an educator, actor, philanthropist, nonprofit founder, wife, and mother. In each of those roles, the Durham resident is…

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