Our Backstory

In 2002 Skild’s Founder and CEO, Anil Rathi launched, the Innovation Challenge® a university-based competition designed to solve real-world challenges by uniting the brightest students with global brands such as GE, AT&T, Hilton Hotels, IBM, RBC, American Express, Harley-Davidson, Shell and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. To help collect, evaluate, and manage submissions for the Innovation Challenge, Anil developed the Skild platform. Soon after, organizations were asking if they could use the Skild platform to run their own challenges.

Since then, Skild has grown to become an industry leader by helping businesses, governments, foundations, and educational institutions successfully design, market and manage competitions and learning and development programs; programs aimed at solving problems, building awareness, catalyzing social innovation, and uniting communities in health/healthcare, environmental sustainability, education, and science & technology.



Who We Have Helped

Skild has designed, supported and enabled more than 500 global competitions and helped both large and small organizations award prizes valued over $100 million. We have been honored to work with respected organizations like The Walt Disney Company, MTV, GE, AT&T, Nike, Drucker Institute, Ford, Autodesk, Nissan, National Science Foundation, USPTO, Aspen Institute, National Association of Broadcasters, KaBOOM!, 43North, 76West, CDC, Reed Elsevier, Canada Health Infoway, Lumina Foundation, UCLA Health, University of Southern California, and DFID.

Our clients trust us because we value:


Learning from Experience

We’ve helped over 500 organizations educate and innovate since 2002


Sharing Knowledge

Our experience yields a vast understanding of how to help our customers succeed

Customer Services

Delivering Outstanding Customer Service

We’re accessible, we care, and we're fun to work with

doing good

“Doing good”

We love that our company is helping individuals and communities unite to make the world a better place

Meet the Skild Team

Anil K. Rathi

Founder & CEO, Skild

Michael Timmons

Director of Marketing & Client Services

Joe Raines

Senior Software Engineer

Melody King

Client Services Manager

Tom Rabon


Ryan Wilson


Denis Khoo