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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.

Emily Clower and Nicole

I’ve always had a love for fashion, art, and sewing. In high school, my dream was to open a swimwear store where I would hand sew everything. However, I decided to push that aside and focus on another “more dependable” passion- working in healthcare. Read more>>

Terrance Williams

Staying at one establishment for more than two years wasn’t realistic for me because if I’m doing the same thing everyday at a regular kitchen job, I am not building any growth. I wanted as much experience as I could get under my belt to help better myself as a culinary professional. Read more>>

Nelly Sudri

Influence-HER is all about reaching girls in an authentic and fabulous way. We frequently put on free events like “Resumes & Rosé” and “Career Tips and Sips” where we feature interactive panel discussions, expert speakers, and workshops, all while enjoying lite bites and bubbly! Read more>>

Chabeli de Sousa

I am an entrepreneur by heart. I still remember selling Coca-Cola to civil workers of construction in front of my house because I felt I was giving them a solution to a “need” which was “thirst” while making some cash. So, yes… for me, business is about making something people want. And that’s where my passion comes from. Read more>>

Jacques Yxama

Staring at Science books and loving the various pictures mostly Astrophotography peek my interest in photography, those pictures moved me with emotions and I wanted other people to be moved as well, I never considered being a photographer at first but I found my liking for Photography. Read more>>

Chantal Gainous

I started photography in 2015 because I wanted to be a diverse journalist who was able to keep up with the very visual world. I was in college and worried about being appealing to a good job or whatnot. My mom and I went to Europe for about a month in 2015 hopping around a few countries so we invested in a camera to take some photos. That was a Nikon D3300. Read more>>

Jessica Bergman

After beginning Crossfit in late 2009, it quickly became part of my life. The workouts and the community were the beginning of a fitness journey that would bring Downtown Strength and Conditioning to life almost ten years later. My journey through Crossfit and Fitness in Miami was exciting and fun. It welcomed me to my new city and I was appreciative of the people who I was able to meet along the way. Read more>>

Alex Esteve

I started working at my family’s car dealership as young as six years old. As far back as I can remember, I wanted to go to work with my dad and one-day work in the automotive industry just like him. I have always loved the energy, the people, and the culture of working at a dealership. Read more>>

Katerina Giugno

Everyone I know calls me Kat! I was born in California, but feel like I am mostly from Miami since I’ve been living here for over 20 years. Miami is the type of place you just can’t escape! My whole life memories were made here. I love the diversity in cultures and food! I graduated from the International University of Art and Design with my Bachelor’s in Fashion Merchandising. Read more>>

Tiffany Monique

Bootywork was created to not only sculpt your outside appearance but to also help heal from the inside out, I’m a dance workout style. As Bootywork grew, I notice a following in young ladies that showed passion for dance, I decided to create a team called the Lovedolls Dance team. Read more>>

Ivanna Casado

With hard work and determination, I built a successful career in Media Sales where I was able to climb the Corporate ladder as a Top Sales and Media Executive for several Fortune 500 companies such as; Sony Entertainment Television, Fox, and Comcast/NBC Universal. Read more>>

Juan Youssef

I founded my own dental practice called Loop Dental in Doral where a new stress-free dental experience inspired by music was created. Looking to expand my business portfolio, I started with the idea of starting an innovative coworking space where the main goal is to foster a creative community with a built-in business incubator where ideas, projects, networks, fun, and success come together in the same place. Read more>>

Maria Liliana Biondo

As an entrepreneur, there is nothing more exciting than starting your own business from scratch and even more challenging to do it in a different country, on an unknown field with different rules, different market and different customers. Once was an obstacle, now becomes a challenge. Read more>>

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