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Oxfordshire SOUP

December 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


We are delighted to announce our latest Oxfordshire SOUP event, which will take place at the friendly time of:

Friday 6th December, from 11.00am – 1.00pm at the Activate Learning, City of Oxford College.

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, lunch 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 as:

  • £300 donated by our sponsor Oxfordshire Business Support (part of the OxLEP)
  • £300 donated by Visiba Care
  • 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.



You know how it works, the more tickets we sell, the bigger the prize!

  • 50 tickets sold = £900 prize / 25 tickets sold = £450
  • Sponsor, Oxfordshire Business Support = £300
  • Sponsor Visiba Care = £300


Oxfordshire Business Support

Oxfordshire Business Support (OBS) is the Growth Hub for Oxfordshire provided through the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP).

We help businesses to navigate around the complicated and often confusing business support landscape, and find the support they need to start up and grow.

We do this by:

  • Signposting to local and national business support services, schemes and events
  • Provide specialist advice and guidance through our team of Network Navigators
  • Running events and workshops on a variety of topics

Our services are completely free for businesses and start-ups in Oxfordshire.

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.

Visiba Care

Visiba Care is a digital care solution that enables healthcare providers to get started with their own branded digital practice. The platform is scalable, and functionalities and workflows can be added and tailored to fit different needs.

Visiba Care leads the market for digital healthcare consultations in Sweden and is advancing in the Nordic countries and the UK. The customers vary in range and are found both in public and private sector.

We are new to Oxfordshire and we really appreciate the opportunity to become involved in such an exciting platform to help new businesses.


Jennings is an ethical business with a passion for helping small businesses succeed.

Not only do we invest a lot of time & energy looking after our properties, we do the same for the people & businesses that occupy them. We’re not just a property company … we’re a people company.



Activate Learning Oxford
City of Oxford College, Oxpens Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1SA United Kingdom
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