Fort Wayne SOUP taking submissions for July event

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Submissions are now being accepted for the next Fort Wayne SOUP event on Thursday, July 25. Community members with ideas to improve or positively impact our region are encouraged to submit ideas for consideration. Ideas may be submitted through the website, fortwaynesoup.org until July 1.

Ticket sales are now open for the event, as well. This is the organization’s third event for 2019, and 10th since it’s inception in 2017) and will be held at The Summit (1025 W. Rudisill Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46807).

Interested patrons may now reserve tickets on Eventbrite. Entry into the event is $5. Attendees receive 1 vote for the projects pitched to elevate Fort Wayne, as well as soup, salad, and bread. All tickets proceeds, as well as matching funds from sponsors, will be awarded to the winner of the evening’s SOUP.

Fort Wayne Soup is micro-grant community dinner that uses crowdfunding to help launch creative projects aimed to enhance Fort Wayne. At each SOUP dinner there are 4 presentations on projects ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. To date, Fort Wayne SOUP has donated over $9,936 to a variety of projects that have positively impacted our community. All ages are welcome to attend and submit proposals.

At SOUP’s last event held in May, more than 75 people attended to listen to 4 presenters pitch ideas that would help Fort Wayne thrive. Each presenter had 4 minutes to pitch their idea and make the case as to why they should receive the most votes and win funding for their project. The presenter with the most votes received the money at the door, as well as matching sponsorship dollars. Other events for 2019 are scheduled on September 12 and all events are open to the public.