Proposals Are Open For Business

Notebook with the words Start business on the table.

Do you have a great idea for a small business? Are you itching to launch an entrepreneurial venture? Toledo SOUP wants to help! Submit your proposal for our next fundraising event, which will be focused on small business and entrepreneurial projects.

There are no restrictions on the types of business or entrepreneurial projects that can be submitted. All proposals will be evaluated by an independent selection committee comprised of local business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, government officials and business support personnel. Up to four proposals will be selected to present at the May 15, 2016 SOUP event.

To be considered for this round of funding, your proposal must be received by Monday, May 2, 2016.

We can’t wait to see all the great ideas that come through!

Soup Means Business

Event #11
5pm May 15, 2016 @ Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center

Join us for our first small business/entrepreneurial-focused SOUP event!

Vote to support your favorite project while we bring together locally-minded people over a tasty bowl of soup, with all the fixings, of course!

How it works:
1. Put $5 in the basket at the door.
2. Eat soup made by local chefs and listen project proposal presentations.
3. Vote for the project you want to win everyone’s $5s.
4. Celebrate as the winner receives the pot o’ money!

Every dollar raised at the event from entry donations, bake sale and raffle ticket sales will go to the winner. With your help, we will raise $750 – $1250 for a small business/ entrepreneurial project voted on by YOU, all during dinner!

SOUP Chefs:



TBD: You could be one of them! Submit your ideas here.

Toledo SOUP is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit group, run completely by unpaid volunteers who want to see good ideas become reality, help make NW Ohio a better place, and bring the community together for a good meal!

Join us for an evening of delicious food, interesting people, exciting ideas, and community pride.

2/21 Event Results



Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center for Soup Loves Toledo! You all helped raise more than $1,000 for the evening’s winner, Toledo Streets Newspaper.

Toledo Streets produces a monthly newspaper that covers community news, but at the core, this is a service organization that gives people the tools and support to lift themselves out of poverty trough work. In addition to selling the newspapers produced by the organization, many of their independent vendors contribute to the publication and sell advertising to support the paper and earn extra income.

Toledo Streets also provides those in need with job training skills and connects them with resources for housing and medical care.

We are so grateful to all the individuals and organizations who submitted proposals for this event, joined us to share their stories, and donated goods, services and time to make our tenth event such a rousing success. You are all awesome, change-making bad@$$es. #YouWillDoBetterInToledo

Mark your calendars for the next event, focused on small business and entrepreneurial ideas, scheduled for May 15th.