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Kim Kaupe

Kim Kaupe

    • Founder: Bright Ideas Only
    • Previously: CEO of The Superfan Company
    • Named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc Magazine 35 Under 35 & Ad Age 40 Under 40
    • Featured on Season 5 of Shark Tank securing offers from 4 out of 5 Sharks
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Kim Kaupe - Co-founder of Zinepak

Kim Kaupe - Co-founder of Zinepak

Superfans and Retail: How to Activate Your Consumer Base in a Changing Landscape​ | ​​Kim Kaupe

Superfans and Retail: How to Activate Your Consumer Base in a Changing Landscape​ | ​​Kim Kaupe

Kim Kaupe: Attempting A Work Life Balance - Relentless | Forbes

Kim Kaupe: Attempting A Work Life Balance - Relentless | Forbes

Kim Kaupe Speaker Biography

Kim Kaupe is a founder, keynote speaker, and one-of-a-kind teacher. From worldwide stages to her online courses, Kim’s mission of investing in yourself, your career, and your network has garnered the praise of corporate clients such as American Express, YPO, and TEDx. On LinkedIn alone, she has served over 200,000+ students through her entrepreneur-focused LinkedIn Learning courses.

Her current company, Bright Ideas Only, is a marketing and fan engagement-based agency based in Austin, Texas, and Charleston, South Carolina. The company works with powerhouse, A-list properties such as Oprah, The New York Mets, KISS, Shawn Mendes, ACE Comic-Con, Miller Coors, and Paul McCartney to create new programs, revenue streams, and branding. Her previous companies, ‘ZinePak and The Superfan Company, garnered global praise from being named one of The Wall Street Journal’s Startup of the Year to being featured on Season 5 of ABC’s hit primetime show, Shark Tank, securing offers from 4 out of 5 sharks.

Kim’s accolades include Forbes 30 Under 30, Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40, Inc.’s 35 Under 35, and EY’s Young Innovator of the Year Award. Kim regularly contributes commentary on business, entrepreneurship and entertainment to media outlets such as Rolling Stone, Forbes and Entrepreneur in addition to being featured on television networks, such as her appearance as a judge for 2019 Miss USA pageant LIVE on Fox.

Kim is passionate about giving back to the next generation through her volunteer work and service on foundation boards such as Junior Achievement and the Andrus Family Fund. She enjoys good music, witty banter, and commenting on life and entrepreneurship on her social channels. If you don’t interrupt her during one of her beloved Florida Gator games, she is always up for a conversation, laugh, or figuring out a master plan on how she can meet one of her idols, Harrison Ford.

Raise Your Hand: How To Gain Recognition & Build a Personal Brand
Description: Hope is not a strategy so stop waiting to be called on in life, business and your career! From opportunities for a promotion to awards and industry recognition it’s important to cultivate your own narrative and personal brand when it comes to your career. In this talk Kim gives actionable advice on how to become your own best advocate. 

You Will Learn: 

  • How to identify award and recognition opportunities
  • How to represent yourself digitally (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook)
  • How to communicate your work effectively to others


Entrepreneurship & Brands: Why Big Companies Need Innovators Now More Than Ever  
Description: An entrepreneurial attitude is needed in start-ups, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies alike. Technological innovation, AI, and industry disruption has lead to corporate culture shifts around “intrapreneurship” at large companies. In this keynote, Kim dives in to show how every employee can harness their entrepreneurial spirit within an organization. She highlights how you can foster a culture of innovation, nurture future leaders, and engage your best resource - you and your team!    

You Will Learn: 

  • How to implement an entrepreneurial culture in your work place
  • How to find your niche as a leader in your organization
  • How to find and develop opportunities internally and externally for your team


Mentorship Matters: Supercharging Your Professional Career
Description: Kim's “Four Mentor Method” quickly took off gaining traction in Forbes, Inc and on MSN. Expanded here, Kim details the importance of mentorship when it comes to your career: what it is, how to get it, and why it’s not as hard as you think. She outlines the four mentor-types you need to become successful, where to find them, and how to utilize them to propel your career. 

You Will Learn: 

  • What types of mentors you need
  • How to utilize mentors to supercharge your career
  • How to find mentors and create a winning relationship


My Accidental Entrepreneur Story: From Lawn Seats to Backstage with the World's Biggest Acts
Description: Kim was 25 years old with no funding and no idea how to create a company when she started, yet her business passed the million-dollar revenue mark within 11 months of starting the company. She scored offers from 4 out of 5 sharks on Shark Tank, made the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, and counts A-lists from Paul McCartney to Oprah as clients. In this talk, Kim reveals how you too can change the trajectory of your life - no experience needed! 

You Will Learn:

  • How being an outsider and new to a field has its advantages
  • How to find your superpower and how to best use it
  • How to best utilize the relationships you have


LinkedIn Executive Training
With 17 million C-suite decision-makers logging onto LinkedIn daily it is no longer a platform for recruiting and resumes. Employees, executives & leaders need to activate, engage, and thought-lead on this business-based powerhouse platform. Join Kim as she takes you through this two-part training:

Session 1: LinkedIn Basic Training: LinkedIn 101, Features & Tools, Optimizing Your Profile

Session 2: LinkedIn Thought Leadership: Strategies, Best Practices & Content Planning

What You'll Learn:
• LinkedIn Best Practices
• Do's & Don'ts of Content Creation
• Content ideas for thought leadership
• Best Practices for engagement
• Algorithm analysis & insights

Short Format: 2-Hour Training
Long Format: Multi-Day Training

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