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A competition platform that puts many minds to work solving tough problems.

How do we entice the world to solve your toughest challenges?

End-to-End services for competitions that engage fresh perspectives, produce new solutions, and drive tangible results.

Prize Programs
Requests for Proposals
Crowdsourcing Contests
Achievement Awards

Government

More effective and efficient results than outdated RFPs to meet your mandates.

Requests for Proposals

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Philanthropic

Activate your cause and build a community of applicants to advance your mission.

Prize Programs

Fellowship Programs

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Commercial

Your hub for innovation and crowdsourcing solutions to serious business problems.

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Crowdsourcing Contests

Achievement Awards

Scientific Trials

Is the status quo not enough?

How do you allocate your resources in the most efficient and impactful way?

We get it. You have limited time and want to make sure you're maximizing your impact. By leveraging Carrot's platform and methodology you will incentive the best-in-market organizations to compete to achieve your goals. And by ensuring an open, fair, and transparent process, everyone wins. 

How do you accelerate innovation?

It is often said that the enemy of creativity is not constraints, but a blank page. We help you communicate your challenges and set the right parameters to the attract the best people to solve your biggest problems with new and exciting solutions. 

How do you create unprecedented solutions?

We live in an age where bold solutions can come from anywhere and anyone. At Carrot we've spent more than a decade helping organizations connect with solution makers and forge long lasting collaborations and drive serious impact. We're excited to show you how.

Sponsoring a competition will set you apart.

Gain a Competitive Advantage

When you're confronted with a complex problem, engaging new talent accelerates results and separates you from the pack.

Solve Problems Faster

You define success, and others are rewarded once they've met your standards - the outcome is more efficient than traditional approaches.

Activate Your Cause

Everyone loves a competition - you only pay for results, but you mobilize new audiences that are eager to understand and meet your needs.

We have worked hand-in-hand with our trusted partner Carrot on all of our competitions, from $10 million to $100 million, covering topics from racial and gender equity to economic development and climate change. Our teams have worked together to create a large-scale award process that provides seamless experiences for clients and applicants alike.

Cecilia Conrad
Global Director of Social Innovation & Investment
CEO, Lever for Change

We are obsessed with supporting the coolest causes on the planet.

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In Asset Allocation

Our clients have relied on us to offer awards from $50 to $100 million - we help you calibrate the right incentives.

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Years of Experience

We will guide you through avoiding the common pitfalls of running a successful competition.

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Success Rate

In over a decade, we have never failed to meet the objectives of any competition.

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Community of Applicants

We've registered a community of over 170,000 applicants across all of our competitions.

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Countries Reached

We have registered individuals from almost every country on the planet over our 10 year history.

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Trusted by the World's Leading Sponsors

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Our network is doing the coolest stuff on the planet.

The platform that Carrot designed and built for us supported over 2,000 registrations with more than 22,000 individuals from 174 countries. We couldn’t be happier with the support and service we’ve received.

Ali Rose
Senior Manager, The Genesis Prize Foundation
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Carrot's team is professional, friendly, and always available to provide necessary guidance. They created an exciting competition that sparked new and innovative projects for economic development in our City.

Brian Knudsen
Councilman, City of Las Vegas

The platform that Carrot designed and built for us supported over 2,000 registrations with more than 22,000 individuals from 174 countries. We couldn’t be happier with the support and service we’ve received.

Ali Rose
Senior Manager, The Genesis Prize Foundation
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Carrot's team is professional, friendly, and always available to provide necessary guidance. They created an exciting competition that sparked new and innovative projects for economic development in our City.

Brian Knudsen
Councilman, City of Las Vegas

We have worked hand-in-hand with our trusted partner Carrot on all of our competitions, from $10 million to $100 million, covering topics from racial and gender equity to economic development and climate change. Our teams have worked together to create a large-scale award process that provides seamless experiences for clients and applicants alike.

Cecilia Conrad
CEO, Lever for Change
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Here's what you can expect when you work with us:

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Solve Problems Quickly

Increase your innovation capacity by open-sourcing solutions.

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Engage the Brightest Minds

Connect with best-in-market solutions with tailor made programs built for your needs.

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Activate a Broader Audience

Unleash hidden talent across new markets by leveraging competitions and challenges.

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Maximize Impact


Find the right partner through open, fair, and transparent selection.

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Develop Amazing Incentives

The best and brightest are just waiting for the right opportunity to collaborate. Let's find it.

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Carrot's team is professional, friendly, and always available to provide necessary guidance. They created an exciting competition that sparked new and innovative projects for economic development in our City.

Brian Knudsen
Global Director of Social Innovation & Investment
Councilman, City of Las Vegas

5 Unexpected Benefits of Running a Competition

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