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Anil Rathi Forward Under 40

Alumnus Named Forward Under 40 Honoree

by Brittney Mitchell Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The Wisconsin Alumni Association recently named Wisconsin School of Business Alumnus Anil Rathi a 2014 Forward Under 40 award winner.

Rathi is the creator of the Innovation Challenge, which is the world's largest and most established online innovation competition. Through the Innovation Challenge, students are paired with top companies to tackle pressing business and social challenges. Students win cash prizes, network, and gain real-world business experience. Many also land jobs and internships through the program.

Rathi is also the founder and CEO of Skild, the technology platform behind the Innovation Challenge that organizations worldwide use to run local contests. Using the technology, hosts are able to easily register participants, collect entries, and enable judges to evaluate and score submissions. Skild has powered almost 200 competitions for Fortune 500 companies, universities, government agencies, nonprofits, and foundations.

Rathi is a graduate of the school’s BBA program with a degree in marketing and international business. He lives in Los Angeles, California. For his full profile, visit the WAA’s website

The Forward Under 40 award recognizes University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates under the age of 40 who are making an impact on the world by living the Wisconsin Idea.