The SOUP is a community-based crowdfunding dinner. Visalia SOUP is modeled after Detroit SOUP, which began as a way to promote community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust and fun. In partnership with other local businesses, the Visalia Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Visalia's first SOUP on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
How does Visalia SOUP work?
A recommended donation of $5 gets you entry into the event, soup, bread and a vote. You will hear from four presenters, who have four minutes to describe their idea to the group (no technology allowed), and will answer four questions from the audience. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, we count the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.
The deadline to submit a SOUP proposal has passed. Please check back to submit your proposal for the next Visalia SOUP.
Thank you to our sponsor:
Visalia SOUP Steering Committee: