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Epic Talks is an internationally recognized premiere networking event with attendees flying in from all around the nation to attend. True Mavericks in their fields and successful 7, 8 and 9-figure professionals and business owners divulge their secrets to success. With a red carpet, performances from Miami’s top entertainers, featured artists, media, cocktails, wine and a vast array of delectables, Epic Talks is a one-of-a-kind event that you don’t want to miss. 

Our mission is to make Miami the central hub of entrepreneurship and excellence by providing the networking, tools, resources and highly sought after speakers who share their secrets and expertise. Each month there is a different valuable topic such as Bitcoin and Crypto, Real Estate, Health and Wellness, etc.


Moderators and Speakers

Bethany Martinez

RE Investor/Broker

Bethany Martinez (Co-Host) A full-time real estate professional since 2013, she is also the 2021 President-elect for the Miami YPN Realtors Association and founder of Females for Profit, a unique organization that curates one-of-a-kind events dedicated to the many entrepreneurial women of South Florida. Bethany brings a uniquely holistic approach to each endeavor and has mastered the fine art of calmly and effectively leading clients through life’s major milestones. She brings extensive expertise, refined market knowledge, and a well-rounded perspective while consistently delivering results beyond expectations.

Jalal Abuimweis

King Of Miami Real Estate

Jalal Abuiweis is originally from Amman, Jordan. Jalal landed in the US at the ripe age of 18 with absolutely zero sales experience, but an appetite for greatness. With no shortage of ups and downs, Jalal’s commitment to his dreams and self-discipline has paved the way to success. Jalal is a real estate mogul and a social media sensation with over 26,000 followers. He is a man that went from homeless to landlord of multiple multi-family buildings worth nearly $10MM and an ever-growing real estate portfolio. He’s our daily dose of positivity and realness on Instagram and truly an Epic connector.

Stefanie Peters

Real Estate Investor, Best Selling Author, Speaker

Stefanie is a realtor, national speaker, best-selling author, & creator of The Boss Life. She started investing in real estate when the bubble burst back in 2008 and it has been the best ROI, even over the other successful businesses she has built. In 2021 alone, she has doubled the doors she owns & is now on a mission to pay it forward. As a keynote speaker, Stefanie loves to empower entrepreneurs throughout the USA; speaking on stages with audiences of 10,000+ entrepreneurs about real estate investing, team building, leadership and building multiple streams of revenue.

Kobi Karp

IKONIC Architect

Kobi Karp is the Founder and Principal of Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc. He is a recognized member of the American Institute of Architects and his firm was most recently honored as
Firm of the Year for his multitude of award-winning designs and buildings. He is a licensed professional architect in 15 states and in Abu Dhabi (UAE). His firm has been featured in renowned national and local publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Miami Herald and has been featured on CBS, CNN, FOX, FORBES, Celebrity Page News, Cheddar TV,HLN, and Newsmax TV.

Adriana Vargas

Sales Executive | The Estates at Acqualina

Known as a sales powerhouse, Adriana Vargas Hernandez has been at the forefront of South Florida real estate for more than 20 years. “South Florida is my playground,” says Vargas Hernandez, a sales executive with The Estates at Acqualina in Sunny Isles Beach. “I have had the pleasure to work on new development projects in Coral Gables, Brickell, Downtown Miami, Aventura and Sunny Isles Beach and all the way to Tampa Bay. This has given me great insight and an understanding of what is really important to our local and international buyers.”

Erik Mendelson

#1 Miami Crypto Licensed Realtor

Award-winning blockchain technologist and Licensed Realtor Erik Mendelson with the Cryptocurrency Realtors Team at the Miami Real Estate Agency has helped many executives in the cryptocurrency community relocate to South Florida.  Additionally, Erik has a proven strategy and a direct lender relationship that provides cryptocurrency savvy buyers with the ability to leverage their crypto in order to finance their real estate investments while avoiding capital gains tax. Erik is going to spill some sauce on how his clients leverage one asset to buy another asset during Epic Talks on September 29. 

Craig Studnicky

CEO of ISG World

Craig Studnicky is the co-founder and CEO of ISG World® and Related ISG Realty, fully-integrated luxury real estate sales and marketing firms representing properties throughout South Florida. The general realty arm has six South Florida locations with more than 375 licensed real estate agents. A New Jersey native, Studnicky began his career in New York City. He founded Steven Craig Realty which became the leading firm in Atlantic City, cornering two-thirds of the market. He is also the creator of the ISG World® Miami Report which has served as the go-to source on the South Florida real estate market.

Life is the network you build every day through hard work and harder smiles.

The Epic Talks Initiative is a movement deployed by those who have already “mastered” the hard work for you by paving the way for you to step into your greatness.

Learn from the thought leaders in numerous fields on how to utilize philosophies set forth by true Trail Blazers and button-pushers that came before you.

Enjoy cocktails, wine and a vast array of delectables as true Mavericks in their fields divulge the secrets to their success in a first of its kind type format.

Meet Your Host

Melitsa Waage, Epic Talks Founder

Internationally known as the “Networking Queen” and her ability to connect with anyone around the world and from all walks of life, Melitsa uses her networking superpower to bring together top business owners and professionals. She is a high performance consultant, national bestselling author, international motivational speaker and a globally recognized authority on high performance.

Her obsession with helping others began when she was just a little girl: a child with a “dark” life and no real hopes of any successes in her future. Melitsa had heroin addict parents and was forced into the foster care system where she was mentally abused and constantly reminded that she was not good enough, and that she would never amount to anything in life. Despite these adversities, she knew that she was destined for more. She knew she was created for greatness! She used her troubled past as a beacon of hope for sharing her story with the world – “Things don’t happen to you, they happen for you.”

Melitsa’s message is clear: no matter what has happened in your life, you can rise up, conquer your life, and create the life of your dreams.

Her dedication to helping others has led to multiple successful business endeavors, which are her ways of “paying it forward” to those in need and individuals who are looking to amplify their lives and create the life of their dreams.

What Others Have Said About Epic Talks

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Neuro Marketer & Serial Entrepreneur


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Real Estate Investor Mentor/Coach


#1 Females Sales Trainer under 30


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Candidate for Miami Beach Mayor


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