Middlebury College senior Lena Jacobs organized a crowdfunding public event called Soup. For $5, each attendee received a bowl of soup, a slice of baguette and a vote. While enjoying a bowl of soup, diners enjoyed four presentations from local entrepreneurs. Each entrepreneur had four minutes to share their ideas. Audience members could ask questions, and at the end voted on what project idea would benefit the community the most. The concept was the culmination of an internship for Jacobs, who modeled the event on Detroit Soup.