The Courage To Walk Away From An M&A Deal | Kim Kaupe

E38: Join Todd Sullivan and Kim Kaupe, Founder of Bright Ideas Only and weekly host of the Coffee With Kim podcast, as they discuss her journey to entrepreneurship and the adventures of creating a number of ultra-successful businesses and media agencies.

Kim also dives into the experience of trying to sell one of her business in 2022, and the decision to pull out of the deal because it was not aligning with her values.

Kim thinks of herself as an “accidental entrepreneur” who uses her business education to garner success in the experiential marketing space. She’s worked with industry pillars such as Oprah, KISS, and The New York Mets to bring one-of-a-kind experience to fans around the world.

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 has been featured on Forbes 30 Under 30, Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40, Inc.’s 35 Under 35 and been awarded EY’s Young Innovator of the Year Award. She 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.

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The Courage To Walk Away From An M&A Deal | Kim Kaupe
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