Madison SOUP’s 2nd event was a success!
SOUP’s organizer Heather Wentler reports:
There were 25 attendees and 4 pitch presentations for the evening. Which was fantastic because before the event began we had 9 people signed up to attend and no ideas being pitched! Thank you to all the participants who pitched without preparing and were very responsive towards crowd questions and comments.
The 4 projects that were pitched were:
1. Correspondence Writing-a group of people coming together to dedicate time to the lost art of handwritten letters/documents.
2. Product Sharing-an organized community of sharing unwanted supplies that is more organized and functional than Craigslist or Freecycle
3. Apollo67-A team of Sector67 members are trying to create a Hydrogen Balloon with an attached camera to take pictures from space. The project is being created at a very low cost and with everyday items to be appealing to schools, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs, or just about anybody around the world. Click the link to find out more about this project.
4. Project Sheet Cake-Transforms one of the CNC Milling Machine at Sector67 to attach a Fourth Axis on to be used as a 3D printing platform. Click the link to find out more about this project.
The winning Project was Project Sheet Cake! They won $180 towards buying the parts and setting up the CNC Mill. Congratulations to Scott Hasse for his winning project and we look forward to hearing an update at the January event as to how the project is coming.
Remember that all projects can pitch again at future events if they have not already won.
The next Madison SOUP event will be held on Sunday, January 15th from 6-8pm at Sector67-2100 Winnebago St.
I’m still trying to figure out what the best way is to get people to commit to attending the event so I know how much food to prepare-more food equals more money taken away from the winning project so I’d like to have a pretty close headcount prior to the start of events so I know how much to prepare. If you have any ideas as to this problem or any other suggestions on how to make future events better please send them my way and I will take them into consideration!
Keep checking the Website, Facebook, and Twitter handle: madisonsoup for updates on pitched projects, local events, and information about Madison SOUP and the Sunday Soup Network!
Hope everyone has a happy, healthy, and safe Holiday Season!
Thank you for your time,
Organizer of Madison SOUP