“Join us on the first Sunday of each month for a public soup dinner! Pay $5. Learn about creative projects happening in Detroit. Vote on which project to fund with the money raised from the meal that night.”
I first heard about Detroit Soup a couple of months ago. It’s a project with all the trappings of genius that follows a simple format:
- Buy soup. Your money goes into the pot.
- Listen to pitches or share your own.
- Vote for what you think is the best pitch.
- Pitch with the most votes gets the pot.
While there’s nothing new about open fora, town hall meetings, or benefit dinners, this is the type of format that forces you to seriously consider a very crucial question with regard to future prospects:
“What would you do if you came across a windfall of money to realize your dream?”