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  • 1. Attending a Soup Event
  • 2. Presenting at a Soup Event
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  • 1. What is oslo soup?
     

    You can read more about oslo soup on our About Us page.

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  • 2. Where are oslo soup events held?
     

    We hold our events at different locations.  Check out Our Next Event page for the latest details.

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  • 3. Do I need to RSVP for the oslo soup event?
     

    No, we do not take reservations but it's important to be on time.  It is first come, first served.

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  • 4. I want to take photos at the event... can I?
     

    Of course! The oslo soup event is public and so you are more than welcome to take photos, write about it for your local paper, video the dinner and put it online, vine, instagram, friendster, myspace, youtube, blog, vimeo, facebook, tweet, tap dance, party page it, talk about it on an AOL chat room, etc. I think you get it! If you are looking to participate, be our guest!  #oslosoup

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  • 5. Do I need to buy a ticket?
     

    Yes, at the moment our events have limited capacity to keep people safely socially distanced, so all tickets must be purchased in advance via Vipps so we can monitor attendance.

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  • 6. Are children allowed at the event?
     

    It depends on the venue.  Please be sure to read the details of each event on Our Next Event page.

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  • 7. What is the event schedule?
     

    We open the doors at 13:00 and stop admitting people at 13:30, when we start with the pitching. After hearing all four pitches around 14:15 we serve delicious soup and cake. During this time audience members vote on what project they believe would best benefit from the collected money. Around 14:45 voting closes and we have a raffle while ballots are being counted. We also hear from a previous winner. The winner is announced and the event ends at approximately 15:30.

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  • 8. What rules do you have for the event?
     

    There are only two main rules and they go for the presenters. The first is you can not use technology to present and the second is that the idea presented must benefit Oslo and it's surrounding area. The rest of the oslo soup event is completely public.

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  • 9. What can I expect to hear from the presenters?
     

    You will hear a presentation no longer than 4 minutes from each potential grantee. The floor is then opened up to 4 questions from diners.

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  • 10. I have an amazing idea that I think could really benefit the Oslo community. What do I do?
     

    You can submit online right now for our next event!  Just visit our Submit Proposal page. 🙂

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  • 11. What if there are more than four proposals submitted?
     

    We have the deadline a week before the oslo soup event to ensure that the executive committee votes on the project. This is a small group of active participants who help put on the dinner.  Whatever proposals have the most votes, get the stage to share at the oslo soup dinner. If you don’t make it the first time, we ask that you submit again for the next dinner!

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  • 12. I'm interested in donating time or items for the event. What can I do?
     

    Awesome! Thank you so much for thinking about this. Please message us through the Contact Us page and let us know what you want to donate.

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  • 13. I want to volunteer to setup or clean up for the event. What can I do?
     

    Flott! Awesome! YES YES YES!!! Please message us through the Contact Us page and let us know how you can volunteer.

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  • 1. My idea is for a different area of Norway. Can I submit?
     

    No. Your ideas must support Oslo, Norway or the surrounding area.

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  • 2. Do I need to be a resident of Oslo, Norway to submit a proposal?
     

    You do not have to be a resident to submit an idea.  We want to hear from all!

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  • 3. The oslo soup event has happened but my idea didn't get picked. Can I resubmit?
     

    Absolutely!  You can submit your idea more than once! If your idea doesn’t get selected for the most recent oslo soup event, please submit again!

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  • 4. My idea works really well with PowerPoint. Does your space have that capability?
     

    While technology is helpful in many of our daily lives, those involved in oslo soup believe you can share your proposal without it.  You are more than welcome to bring in visuals to enhance your idea.

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  • 5. My idea is a work in progress. Should I still submit?
     

    Think through what kind of project you are submitting.  If you don’t think you can pull together the idea, be able to implement this with the community, or be able to share (whether it succeeds or not) how the progress of the idea is coming along, than please wait a few months. We don’t like telling some groups yes and then having them drop out at the last minute. It’s a fairness thing. The idea doesn’t need to be super polished ether. We just want to make sure that you are available to present after submitting.

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  • 6. How many proposals do you accept for each event?
     

    We only have time for four proposals per oslo soup event. Much more than that, it is hard to have a constructive dialogue about each proposal as we are eating, as well as having short attention spans!

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  • 7. When are the proposals due?
     

    Typically 2 weeks prior to the event.  Please check Our Next Event page for the specific due date.

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  • 8. What are the rules for applying?
     

    Two main rules:

    (1) Your idea must benefit Oslo city or the surrounding suburbs.

    (2) You cannot use PowerPoint (or other technology medium) to present at the event.

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  • 9. What language do I present in?
     

    All presentations should be in English.  We have decided to use English to include many demographics in the Oslo area.

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  • 10. How long should my presentation be?
     

    If selected, your presentation should be up to 4 minutes.  Please also be prepared for up to 4 questions from the crowd as well.

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