15. November 2017 - 17:30 till 19:30
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Vehicle City Fashion Week SOUP | Factory Two | Wednesday, 15. November 2017

$5 for soup, salad, bread, and a vote! Hear from 4 community-minded individuals and vote on who to fund with the money raised from the meal.

Vehicle City Fashion Week, Fashion Against Violence and Flint SOUP are excited to team up for the 4th year in a row to host VCFW SOUP for Fashion Entrepreneurs which will be happening on November 15, 2017 at 5:30pm!

We will hear four amazing Fashion Entrepreneurs from greater Flint area pitch their business proposals to our community! We only ask that the entrepreneur’s idea be centered on art, fashion or music for this edition.

Vehicle City Fashion Week entrepreneurs will share their proposals with you (our audience) and then YOU will vote to decide who gets our Vehicle City Fashion Week SOUP micro-grant to help their business/idea come to fruition!

Send completed proposals to adrian@flintsoup.org and james@flintsoup.org

Applicant name:
Contact info:
Are you a Flint resident:

Overview: Startup/business name. Brief description of product or idea. Personal experience. Mission Statement. Some businesses don’t have mission statements, that’s okay. They are smart to have though. A good mission statement includes a business or organization’s Purpose, Goals and Values.

Problem: Entrepreneurs are problem solvers, they are also people who recognize opportunity. So, what problem do you see? What opportunity are you reaching for?

Solution: You have accurately described the problems and opportunities, now what is your solution? Is it unique? Is it a new answer to an old issue? Is it your take on a tried-and-true method?

Success and struggles: Nothing worth doing is ever easy. Tells us about your success and tell us where you struggle. Investors want to know you are human. Who are your customers? Who is your competition? Competition can be a good thing. It keeps you on your toes.

The Team: Do you have a team? You really need a team. Are they experts and advisors hired to grow your business? Are they close friends and family encouraging you not to give up? The best approach is a team approach. Who do you have fighting in your corner?

Business Model: It’s not as complicated as it sounds. How do you plan to make money? How do you plan to spend money? How do you plan to spend the funds if you are chosen as the winner?

Progress: How will you track your progress so you can measure your success?