Oslo Soup Micro-funding Event

Oslo Soup is a micro-funding foodie experience celebrating and supporting creative, new community-based projects in Oslo, Norway.  All ideas presented must benefit Oslo’s community and it’s surrounding areas.

Lets take a look at their last event hosted at Greenhouse Oslo (a coworking, kitchen and event space located in Grønland) and you will understand what it is all about.

The Foodie Part

Oslo Soup relies on donations and sponsorships for these events.  There is a wonderful selection of food available.  All made by some wonderful caterers / chefs.

oslo soup food sponsors

The food sponsors for the event were Toyen Cola, Råjuice(cold pressed juice), Mix & Match of Flavours (Indian Food), Dolce da Vero (Bakery), Raw Coco (chocolate without sugar, all raw), Nourishing Foods Oslo (organic, handmade food & treats), Art Atelier Oslo (bakery), Piccolina (artisanal desserts), Sour to the People (artisan bakery, sourdough bread), Alba Catering (Italian Food), Mere Suppe (fresh soups), Kafe Saba (Kafe), Aqui Comi (Mexican food and courses)

The Presentations

Proposals are timed and depending on how many there are, presentation time may last between 25 – 40 minutes. Each presentation has a maximum time limit of 4 minutes at which time the floor is opened up to 4 questions from various diners.

Presenting their projects at this Oslo Soup event were Meeting Face to Face (connecting people with similar interests in their local community through Facebook), Network for Work (helping trailing spouses re-build their network that would enable the use of their skills, knowledge and experience in a position they are qualified for), Oslo Sling Library (providing professional help and support through drop in session that enables caregivers to carry their children, creating strong bonds), World Clean-up Day (mobilising as many people as possible to perform clean-ups).

Previous Oslo Soup Winner

Meet the previous Oslo Soup Winner, Annichen from SnapBack gave feedback on what she has been doing with the funds won at the previous evetn.  SnapBack is a training group for mothers with babies / toddlers / kids or mothers to be who live in or around Oslo.

Food and voting

Once the presentations are done, you get to dig into the food and enjoy the marvellous flavours.  Some of the deserts look too good to touch but you would be missing out on some amazing pleasures if you didn’t. Voting is done during the time that you get to eat and network with fellow Oslo Soup Foodies.

Raffle Prizes

As an Oslo Soup Foodie, you have the opportunity to add to the overall winners pot by purchasing raffle tickets for sponsored  prizes.  There are some lovely prizes from some amazing sponsors so you do not want to miss out on this fun.

oslo soup raffle sponsors

The raffle sponsors for the event were Oslo Writers League (a group of authors and writers in the Oslo Area), Vin på Fransk (private wine course), Miouisk Visuals (greeting cards), Alexia Lundgreen (professional interior & Textile Designer).

Meet the winner and executive team

Drum roll for the winner……

This event’s winner was Nicole who presented “Network for Work” photographed here with the executive team from Oslo Soup.  Would you like to find out more about them?  Hop on over to to their page to meet them.

Network for Work aims to help trailing spouses re-build their network, enabling them to use their skills, knowledge and experience in a position that they are qualified for.  To find out more about how they may be able to help you, or any trailing spouse that you know, read about them here.

Have you got an idea which requires micro-funding, why not submit your idea online.  Feel free to contact the team through their contact page.If you have some questions, you can hop on over to Oslo Soups FAQ page.

The Next Oslo Soup Micro-funding Event

Oslo Soup will be hosting its next event on 11 November 2018 at Blank Space.

Blank Space is an ambitious creative space in Oslo that works in countless aspects of the visual art and design community.