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inspire a community

Collaboration and competition drive results.

We design competitions to build communities of focused participants who have the skills and tenacity to solve complex problems.  Visit some of our selected competitions today.

Our customers

Stand out from the crowd.

We work with a wide range of commercial, philanthropic, and government clients. We engineer new incentives to attract broad mindshare and deliver targeted solutions that meet each of their specific needs.
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why a competition?

Centuries of examples. Decades of experience.

For more than 400 years, competitions have been used to find answers to important questions.  They bring people together who might not otherwise attempt to solve a problem.  By transcending disciplinary and market boundaries, the chance of a breakthrough increases dramatically.

Our team offers an unparalleled track record successfully designing, developing, and managing competitions. We work closely with you to understand your goals, and we engineer incentives to attract participation and produce results.  Let us design your competition, building on centuries of examples and decades of our experience.
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Mobilize Talent

Prizes spark the interest of diverse groups of experts and professionals.  Engage a broader community of focused interests and capture the attention of highly credible authorities.

Leverage Funds

Participants invest their own time and resources solving your problem, but sponsors only pay for the most effective outcomes.  You will only reward success, as you’ve defined it.

Discover New Solutions

The cross-pollination of ideas from different backgrounds and skill sets unleashes creativity, allowing solvers to generate new breakthroughs, that you might not have imagined.

Influence Stakeholders

Well designed prizes generate newsworthy coverage, activate our sponsors’ brands, and shape a better public understanding of the target problem and your intended outcome.

Customer Stories

The Common Pool team is incredibly diligent, scientific and creative. Together, they have a formula that is paving new ground in the prize field, and I believe they will continue to lead us to future scientific breakthroughs.

Chad Lipton
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Program Manager for the Energy Initiative
National Geographic Society
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Customer Stories

We really wanted a competition that appealed to the creative and entrepreneurial community in the Valley of the Sun. The designs that the Common Pool team produced were modern, elegant and compelling.

Megan Brownell
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Chief Business Development & Brand Officer
Arizona Community Foundation
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Customer Stories

The Open Government Awards had a broad geographical and cultural reach that presented a unique set of questions and situations. The Common Pool did a terrific job of addressing and managing these quickly and appropriately.

Munyema Hasan
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Program Officer
Open Government Partnership Support Unit
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Customer Stories

The platform that Common Pool 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
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Senior Manager
The Genesis Prize Foundation
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Customer Stories

The Common Pool team is professional, friendly, and always available to provide necessary guidance.  They have created an exciting prize competition that is expected to bring several new and creative ideas for economic development to our city.

Tammy Christensen
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SC2 Grant Program Coordinator
City of Las Vegas
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Contact

What problem can we help you solve?

+001-310-576-6000
contact@thecommonpool.com

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