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

Use Incentives to Engage New Talent and Solve Problems

Find Amazing Solutions

Simplify Your Procurment Process

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

Government

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

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Philanthropic

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

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Commercial

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

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Trusted by the World's Leading Sponsors

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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.

Most organizations use outdated tools to create real impact.

You can rewrite the script by replacing slow procurement practices, confusing traditional grant-making, and costly corporate R&D.

Offer incentives that are designed to attract new talent who can deliver groundbreaking solutions.

What to Expect When You Partner With Carrot

Only Pay for Results

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

Accelerate Innovation for Your Cause

What would usually take years can be done in months with our approach.

Mobilize a Targeted Audience

Our programs have reached over 170,000 problem solvers from 190 countries.

Source Unprecedented Solutions

Our platform and methodology can unlock the best-in-market to compete.

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

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with supporting the

coolest causes on

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$500M

In Asset Allocation

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

11+

Years of Experience

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

100%

Success Rate

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

170k+

Community of Applicants

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

190+

Countries Reached

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

Trusted by the World's Leading Sponsors

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Carrot helped us design, develop, and manage a global competition to engage front-line healthcare workers. Together, we built an online community that proposed creative new models of intervention around the world. From start to finish, the Carrot team guided us through the process.

Alice Lin Fabiano
Global Director of Social Innovation & Investment, Johnson & Johnson
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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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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 Knudson
Councilman, City of Las Vegas
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Take the Next Step Towards Change

Run a Competition

Offer incentives that are designed to attract new talent who can deliver groundbreaking solutions.

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Solve a Problem

Mobilize a targeted audience that is ready to overcome your challenges.

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Make a Difference

Accelerate effective problem-solving and generate unexpected benefits for your cause or company

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The latest from

incredible programs

impacting the world.

5 Unexpected Benefits of Running a Competition

Here's the simple truth: you have more important things to worry about than becoming a competition expert. Download this free PDF to learn five ways that we can help you save time and money.