About Oxfordshire Soup
Oxfordshire SOUP – Live Crowdfunding for Small Businesses
Oxfordshire Soup is a networking event with a purpose. With a reduction in government funding and grants available for small businesses, Oxfordshire Soup aims to fill a gap which enables communities to disrupt the status quo and raise small scale investment for new businesses. The elegance of Oxfordshire SOUP is in its simplicity as well as delivering a unique support pathway for business enabling them to develop sustainable growth.
“SOUP is a breath of fresh air for seasoned business people, and an innovative way to come together and support new and emerging businesses”
Flo van Dieman van Thor, Socius Associates
Come along | Grab a bite to eat | Network | Hear 3 to 4 pitches
Cast your VOTE!!!
Planning is underway for our first 2018 event. Keep an eye out for more info!
Each pitcher has up to four minutes and must rely on their passion, their speaking abilities and the way they articulate their business to win over the audience, strictly no powerpoint.
The audience can then ask a maximum of four questions to try to establish which business is most worthy of investment.
With the presentations over, food is served. This is an opportunity for you to network, meet your fellow funders and mull over the ideas before choosing the business you feel is most worthy of your investment.
You will vote by placing your token into the corresponding box.
The winning business gets to take home all of the money taken at the door, plus additional sponsorship provided by our wonderful corporate friends.
As well as this, each winner receives a support package focused on helping them develop a strong sustainable business.
“I feel overwhelmed with the support I’ve received at SOUP and I think it’s a brilliant and important concept that will go from strength to strength. It’s been a great event. The funding means we can start work straightaway”
Soup winner, Catherine Warrilow, The Work Experience Project
“I had a brilliant experience at Oxfordshire SOUP. I was made to feel comfortable at all times, and although it was a competition, the environment was extremely friendly. As the winner not only did I receive money to help my business, but I also made some great contacts and also won a free digital marketing package from Sigma Digital. I am so glad i attended Oxfordshire SOUP, and will recommend it to anyone i can. It will make a big difference to my business.”
Soup Winner, Carl Davies, Over 60s Exercise
Join us and be part of a new initiative allowing you to have a good time networking while promoting your business with no pressure. At the same time increase your corporate social responsibility programme, and help businesses locally.
Contact us today to discuss sponsorship options and/or pitching at our next event.
Oxfordshire Soup is brought to you by Creating Sense
If you would like a SOUP event organised for your facility, please do get in touch (subject to standard terms and conditions)