From corporate stages and keynotes to COLLEGE classrooms and round tables,
Kim has honed her skills on delivering empowering messages about entrepreneurship, the importance of superfans, and self-empowerment.
Kim Kaupe is the co-founder and CEO of The Superfan Company, a fan engagement agency focused on creating one-of-a-kind products, programs and strategies for entertainers, brands, and celebrities. Since starting the company, previously called ZinePak, in January 2011 with co-founder Brittany Hodak, her all female team has collaborated with A-list properties such as Katy Perry, The New York Mets, KISS, Shawn Mendes, ACE Comic Con, Miller Coors, and Paul McCartney.
Kim has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40, and Inc.’s 35 Under 35 list while ZinePak was hailed as a Top 30 Startup to Watch by Entrepreneur, and dubbed an “overnight success” by Inc. Magazine. She was featured on ABC’s hit primetime show, Shark Tank, securing offers from 4 out of 5 sharks and was most recently seen on Live on FOX judging the 2019 Miss USA pageant. Kim’s contributed articles to numerous media outlets including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes Woman.
When not working on The Superfan Company, Kim puts her time and effort into the Andrus Family Fund, focusing on issues to advance social justice for vulnerable youth. 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 and hug one of her idols, Harrison Ford.
Say Hi on Instagram: @KimKaupe
Kim Kaupe is the co-founder and CEO of The Superfan Company, a fan engagement agency focused on creating one-of-a-kind products, programs and strategies for entertainers, brands, and celebrities. She graduated with a B.A. in marketing from the University of Florida and roots loyally for her Gators. She was featured on ABC’s hit primetime show, Shark Tank, securing offers from 4 out of 5 sharks and was most recently seen on Live on FOX judging the 2019 Miss USA pageant. Previously she was named to Inc.’s 35 Under 35, Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40 and Forbes 30 Under 30. You can find her on days that end in ‘y’ at @kimkaupe.
UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
CLIENTS + TESTIMONIALS
Kim participated as a panelist on the inaugural 2018 American Express International Women’s Day panel, speaking about her experiences as a successful female entrepreneur. She was a lively presence on stage and her energy and enthusiasm was contagious!
– Alexandra Cesteros, American Express Marketing
As a partner of the Global Education and Skills Forum, JA Worldwide seizes the opportunity to feature the very best of our JA alumni from around the world. Kim was phenomenal choice and artfully engaged the live audience, attendees, and viewers across the globe on the Live Stream. We continue to partner with Kim for events and would absolutely recommend her to any organization whose audience wants to be inspired by her message of entrepreneurship, empowerment, and business.
– Erin Sawyer, Vice President, Programs, Partnerships, and Alumni, Junior Achievement Worldwide
“Kim was an outstanding addition to our 2019 Retail Smarter event here at The University of Florida. Kim has a great stage presence and she kept the audience entertained!! I received many complimentary remarks about her presentation. We are so thankful that Kim was a keynote at Retail Smarter.”
– Betsy Goodman, Executive Director, Miller Retail Center Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
"The Wilkes-Barre Connect SPOTLIGHT Series brings together thought leaders and entrepreneurs from across the country to share their story and motivate and inspire our students, entrepreneurs and young professionals on a quarterly basis. We had the absolute honor and privilege to have Kim Kaupe serve as our SPOTLIGHT Speaker in September 2018...and we've been feeling the "Kim Effect" ever since she took the stage. Her message truly resonated with our audience, providing the spark we needed to believe our region can be innovative and creative...and that spark continues to shine bright nearly a year later. In addition, Kim was incredible to deal with - as she was the first person to arrive and the last person to leave the event. Her energy and dedication was real - she cared about our event, cared about our audience, and made sure she met every single attendee. The "Kim Effect" is real, and if it were possible, we'd book her for every single SPOTLIGHT Series."
– Joseph Boylan, Executive Director, Wilkes-Barre Connect
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