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Detroit Soup: The city's creative collective

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DETROIT – Detroit Soup, known in the community for their monthly “microgranting” dinner, which takes place at various locations in Metro Detroit, has hosted over 25,000 people throughout its 7-year existence.

With a donation of $5, participants receive a bowl of soup, salad, bread and a vote toward their favorite presenters, who compete for a cash prize to go toward their startup ideas.

Startups can present ideas stemming from any area: urban agriculture, the arts, social justice, education, technology and more.

After a night of presentations, food and socializing, each attendee casts their vote, with the winner taking away all of the proceeds made from that night.

Those who win are then invited back another night to discuss the progress of their startup.

Detroit Soup holds nine “Citywide Soups” annually (the organization takes off during summer months) and everyone is welcome to attend.

“We have had over 25,000 people attend a dinner and fund projects from land cleanup, social justice initiatives, small businesses and education,” said Amy Kaherl, co-founder of Detroit Soup. “It is a goal of fitting in the gaps, where folks are finding out what is better.”

To find out more about Detroit Soup and their upcoming events, click here.

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