We founded ZinePak in January 2011 to help celebrities and brands connect even more closely with their superfans. ZinePak (whose name comes from the word "magazine," since print is at the core of the company's collectible products) has partnered with everyone from Katy Perry to KISS to sell more than $25 million in ZinePaks at Walmart stores, plus millions more at artists' merchandise booths and fan club sites. Our products combine original, small-format magazines with music and merchandise. Every package is collectible and designed specifically for the biggest fans of the celebrities and artists we're partnering with. We make all of our products 100% in the USA, and we currently have a team of 12 employees--ALL female! In 2013, ZinePak was named a "Top 25 Startup to Watch" by Entrepreneur, and our founders have been recognized on Under 30 and Under 40 lists from Forbes, Billboard, and Advertising Age.

  • Industry: Media
  • Year Started: 2011
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • # of Employees: 10 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)

Brittany Hodak


Brittany Hodak is the co-founder of ZinePak, a content company that creates collectible merchandise for entertainers and brands. In 2013, she was named to Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40 list, won the Stevie Award for Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year, was profiled in Wall Street Journal's Startup of the Year documentary series, and received an Empact100 Award at the United Nations. She is also a Guinness World Record holder. She holds an M.S. in Marketing from CUNY Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business and a B.A. from the University of Central Arkansas Honors College.

  • Age: 33
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian

Kim Kaupe


Kim Kaupe is the co-founder of ZinePak, a custom publication company that creates engaging fan packages for entertainers, brands, and celebrities. She graduated with a B.A. in marketing from the University of Florida and roots loyally for her Gators. Most recently, she was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30. Previously she was named to Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40 List and featured in The Wall Street Journal’s Startup of the Year Documentary.

  • Age: 31
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian

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