ABOUT SOUP We are delighted to announce our first Oxfordshire SOUP event, which will take place on Wednesday 15th June, from 7.30am – 9.30am at Wood Green School, Witney. Grassroots funding at its finest, Oxfordshire SOUP is Crowdfunding meets Dragons Den for small businesses. SOUP is a global movement which enables communities to disrupt the status quo and raise small scale investment for new businesses or ideas they collectively vote for.

The format is simple. You come along, pay a small fee and listen to 3 or 4 ambitious businesses pitch their idea. Pitchers each have the floor for up to four minutes, and must rely on their passion, their speaking abilities and the way their can articulate their business to win over the audience – no gadgets, give-aways or PowerPoint. The audience can then ask a maximum of four questions to try to establish which business is most worthy of investment. With the presentations over, breakfast is served. This is an opportunity for you to meet your fellow funders and mull over the ideas before choosing the business you feel is most worthy of your investment. You will vote by placing your token into the corresponding box. The winning business gets to take home all the money taken at the door, as well a £250 donated by our sponsor The Learning Ladder and a support package devised to help them support their plans for growth. The only promise we ask is that they will come back three months later to report on their progress. Click here to download the application form to pitch. The form can be found in the SOUP section. When you complete your form, dont' forget to book your ticket too! THE PRIZE The more tickets we sell, the bigger the prize! – 50 tickets sold = £750 prize / 25 tickets sold = £375 – Corporate sponsor, The Learning Ladder = £250 – FREE 1/2 day Strategic Marketing Session with Creating Sense Ltd (www.creatingsense.co.uk) – FREE 1-2-1 mentoring session with The Learning Ladder (thelearningladder.co.uk) SPONSOR The Learning Ladder TLL Ltd designs, builds and delivers bespoke training solutions for organisations. We provide an extensive range of topics such as Personal Development, Communication and Management, through a highly experienced team of tutors. Our free training needs analysis helps us learn more about you so that our training really can “make a difference”. Our commitment to you includes FREE post training email and telephone support. At TLL, we pride ourselves in being an active accelerated training centre. Our flagship projects are our nationally recognised and our Mentoring Training Programmes “Award Winning”. For more information please go to www.thelearningladder.co.uk West Oxfordshire District Council West Oxfordshire is a pro-business district council that recognises the vital importance of small businesses as the lifeblood of the local economy. The Council has a long history of working with and supporting business initiatives and is always looking at new ways to help local businesses. The Council will always try to help – just call the Business Development team on 01993 861482 or business@westoxon.gov.uk. Supported by OTCN (www.otcn.co.uk)

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