The tough times that have plagued the Motor City have given rise to awesome events such as Detroit Soup. Detroit Soup is a community-based fundraising event where entrepreneurs and creatives raise money for their projects by providing a low-cost soup dinner.
The dinners at Detroit Soup cost $5 and include a bowl of soup, a piece of bread and a slice of pie. The dinners are held on the second Sunday of every month and the proceeds from the event, anywhere from $600 to $900, go to one of four projects seeking funding at the event. Asking for money without providing anything in return is an almost impossible feat in today's economy. Detroit Soup's simple model is a great way to let creatives interact with their community and seek funding at the same time.