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Downtown & Brickell’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Miami’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out Downtown and Brickell’s rising stars below.

Susan Stipcianos

Susan on her free time follows her passion as a Lifestyle expert collaborator on CNN en Espanol, Caracol Radio, RCN and Univision & Hola Television. On her spare time, she sits on the committee for the St Jude Miami Gala working for the charity. Susan has been recognized for her lifestyle work on outlets such as Hola USA, Ocean Drive, Diario de las Americas Alegria to name a few. Read more>>

Chris Ferriter

Our first ever client was the University of Miami and since that day we’ve been named to the Inc. 500 list for fastest-growing private companies in the US, recognized as the fastest growing company in our industry, and built a 8 digit business that works with companies such as Red Bull, T-Mobile, the Miami Heat, Burger King, and Bacardi to name a few. Read more>>

Nate Shapiro

My brother Adam and I grew up in Ocean City, Maryland where we spent our summers working as umbrella boys. We always dreamed about owning a business together related to the beach and in 2011, the concept of Ballyhoo was born. After years of trying to get it started, we finally turned the dream into reality in 2016 when our first boat was built! Read more>>

Makenzie Taguchi

I got into the holistic healing because whether I liked it or not, the traditional way is something that never seemed to work for me. Now, I am a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and am back In school to become a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Read more>>

Elicneth Mantilla

One day, we decided to do something different, most with some experience as hospital clowns and decided to resume our work, I remember that on December 25, 2015, I sat in front of a notebook and began to write and draw as I visualized what would be the project, from there, I started plating what was Star Kids. Read more>>

Germane Barnes

I have completed numerous community-oriented projects for the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation where I served as their Designer-In-Residence. Today, I am the Director of Studio Barnes, my professional practice of architecture and design. I am also an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Miami. Read more>>

Ingrid Harb

When I embarked on this journey, I knew all I had to do was work as hard as I could and learn along the way. I knew it was going to be hard but I never would have thought the journey would force me to grow, find my own authentic self and value that in life all that matters is the love we give. Read more>>

Jennifer Lannon and Sidonia Rose Swarm

Amidst the chaos and shifting societal expectations of women, we sought options – and found ourselves with more questions than answers about egg freezing. We are Jennifer and Sidonia, and at Freeze Health we help women decide if, when, and where to freeze their eggs. Freeze helps women evaluate their options while saving them time and money. Read more>>

Mauricio Viana

With the support of an invaluable team and our network of contributors, we are able to give an insightful perspective of what’s going on in the global house and techno music scene. Last year we started our label, EG Records as well as EG en Español, where we support events and artists from Latin origin, always “Promoting Quality over Quantity”. Read more>>

Nina Sharae

I launched my very first collection in Orlando, Florida titled ” Welcome Paradise.” Since the launch of my collection in 2016, my business has grown from local to international territories. In 2017, I showcase my second collection in Accra, Ghana I made history as the first plus-size designer to showcase full figure women in swimwear in their country. Read more>>

David “Spydah” Lewis

As a motivated teen who loved to record music, at age 18, I quit both of my jobs at chipotle grill & banana republic due to a sudden interest in BARBERING, in which I started barber school. I quickly became good at the trade and was full time within a month of enrolling. Read more>>

Charisse Jimenez

I’m getting my real state license and after that, my broker’s license and sooner than later, I am also going to get my bachelors in psychology BUT if at the age of 20, I’m able to work, study, support my family, I feel like anybody in this world immigrant or not, young or old, ANYBODY WITH ENOUGH DEDICATION AND EFFORT can be as big and as succesful as they desire! Read more>>

Claudia (Pia) Lopez

I tried yoga for the first time in Colombia (2011) looking for something to help me calm my mind but it wasn’t until I tried a power yoga class in 2013 that I became really involved into this practice. I had always been an athletic person, practicing basketball during my childhood. Read more>>

Fabiola Penaloza

Art and finance are often thought of as irreconcilable and opposite fields, only until the moment that art is conceived as an investment. And thus I found an opportunity to connect both the financial industry at an institutional level and at a client level and art. Read more>>

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