Michelle Risinger - Inventures 2023

Michelle Risinger

Founder and CEO

, Rising Solutions

Michelle Risinger is an award-winning, internationally recognized innovation strategist, design-thinker, facilitator and public speaker. Her career began overseas in conflict and post-conflict zones where she was exposed to the dynamics and limits of real-time problem-solving. She transitioned to the global development nonprofit Pact, where she served as Director of Innovation, responsible for institutionalizing and managing innovation across a portfolio of 40 countries. Risinger then launched Rising Solutions, an innovation strategy firm in October 2020. Since then, her research has been focused on the systematic failures that inhibit creativity and innovation in the modern workplace. Her new training unit, Rising Innovators, aims to address these failures through custom-designed courses founded on creativity and neuroscience.


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