Michelle Risinger - Inventures

Michelle Risinger

Founder and Principal

, Rising Solutions

Michelle Risinger is an internationally recognized innovation strategist, design- thinker, facilitator and public-speaker having trained over 1,000 individuals in innovation and design thinking approaches. Risinger creates enabling environments to catalyze social innovation and has managed an award-winning portfolio of global innovation projects, with work featured by USAID, USDOL, Department of State, Forbes, Gates Foundation, Devex and in the critically acclaimed 2018 book, Lean Impact. She has led international teams in over 15 countries in human-centered design exercises resulting in receipt of the 2019 End-User Transformation award by Design Thinking USA. Formerly the Director of Innovation at global nonprofit, Pact, Risinger has a Master’s in International Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of St Andrews, Scotland and has guest lectured at American University, Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Design for Social Innovation program in New York City.