SOUP Dublin - Sponsored by the Social Innovation Fund
The ‘SOUP’ concept is part of a global, grassroots movement that was started in Detroit in 2010. There are now over 80 SOUP groups around the world that provide a platform for budding social innovators to pitch their early-stage ideas and win start-up cash to get it up and running.
It’s a simple concept: Attendees pay €5 (suggested donation) at the door and listen to four people pitch an idea to improve the local community. Pitchers may not talk for more than four minutes, and the audience can then ask a maximum of four questions. Hot soup is served and the audience then votes for the winner. Social Innovation Fund Ireland will match the money that is paid at the door and the winner will take home a cash prize.