Build Bazaar @ Detroit SOUP Application
Build Institute is proud and excited to officially add Detroit SOUP to our programming! Detroit SOUP’s mission is to promote community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust and fun.

We are bringing the Build Bazaar back to SOUP! Please fill out the application below.

Build Bazaar is a rotating pop-up marketplace celebrating emerging entrepreneurs from our program. From artisanal candles and soap, to fresh baked goods and handmade wares, every event will feature an exciting and diverse range of local vendors. Shop the bazaar and support the small business economy in Detroit!

At each SOUP dinner there are four presentations on projects ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. SOUP is a potluck-style dinner, so please bring a dish to share. You will get 60 seconds to share about ANYTHING you are working on in the city if you do!

Youth SOUP is a great way to raise money for projects that benefit Detroit young people and a great way for youth to practice professionalism and public speaking. Youth SOUP and the Build Bazaar at Youth SOUP is for anyone age 14-24. There must be at least one team member that is in this age range.

Please be advised that it is NOT possible to simultaneously vend at the SOUP Build Bazaar and present at SOUP as a funding candidate. There is a separate application process for presenting at SOUP for funding. Please visit for more information.


***Youth SOUP @ FREC Eastside - MARCH 2nd
@ Ford Resource And Engagement Center (FREC) Eastside, 15491 Maddelein St., Detroit, MI 48205
4:00 - 7:00p
Age Range: 14 -24

***Youth SOUP @ Durfee Innovation Society - MARCH 30th
@ Durfee Innovation Society, 2470 Collingwood St, Detroit, MI 48206
2:00 - 5:00p
Age Range: 14 -24

***2019 Citywide SOUP - JUNE 2nd
@Jam Handy, 2900 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
Regular schedule:
Doors at 5:00p
Proposals at 6:00p
Dinner around 7:00p
Artist performance around 7:40p
Winners announced around 8:00 - 8:15p

***Upcoming Citywide SOUP events: August 15th, November 24th

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Notification of acceptance for JUNE Citywide SOUP will be sent out by MAY 27th. Upon acceptance, you will receive a confirmation email with payment information.

The vending fees for SOUP are as follows: Citywide SOUP $25, Youth SOUP $10. Vending fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Payment is due immediately upon acceptance.

All vendors will have the opportunity for a "1 Minute Pitch" to introduce and promote their business to the entire crowd! This happens around 7:00p, right before dinner begins. Please be advised that this is *NOT* a pitch for funding.

Arrival, setup, and breakdown information will be sent closer to the event date.

One (1) 6ft table and folding chairs will be provided. Expect to occupy an 8'x4' space. You may bring your own table (8ft max), chairs, table cloths, and anything else needed.. Use the space to really design and showcase your work.

Limited parking is available in Jam Handy's parking lot. Street parking is also available.

Accepted vendors withdrawing from the event will NOT be refunded their vendor fee. No-shows may be prohibited from future Build Bazaars.

For questions, comments, or concerns please contact

Thank you.

First Name *
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Last Name *
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Email (ALL Bazaar communique is conducted via email) *
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Phone Number *
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Zip Code *
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Youth SOUP Vendor - How old are you? (Please note that at least one member of your team must be between the ages of 14 - 24)
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Are you a Youth SOUP Vendor under 18 years of age? If so please provide contact info for a parent or guardian (First Name, Last Name, Email, and Phone Number):
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Are you a Build graduate? *
Have you been to a SOUP Dinner before?
Please select the days you would like to be a vendor (Please note that preference will be given to those who have not tabled at SOUP before): *
Name of Business *
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Category of Product *
Please select no more than 3
Description of Product(s) *
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Do you require electricity? *
Please provide links to your website and/or Facebook/Instagram page, etc. Product images and messaging must be clear and recognizable. Applications WILL NOT be reviewed if images are not available. *
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How did you hear about this BUILD Bazaar opportunity? *
Have you previously participated in Build Bazaar? *
Would you be interested in participating in future Build Bazaar events? *
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