Nicole Cacal is the Founder and CEO of Forbes Ignite, the innovation coalition of Forbes Media. As a business designer, she has helped start-up founders and corporate executives create new revenue streams, products and business models. Previously, Ms. Cacal worked in venture capital and product development at a global start-up incubator with a focus on emerging technologies. She also previously served as Head of Marketing and Investor Relations at an impact-focused private equity fund. Nicole has a BBA from the University of Hawaii, an MSc in Strategic Design and Management from the Parsons School of Design, and an Executive MSc in Technology Management from Columbia University.
BBA Finance, International Business, Economics from the University of Hawaii
MSc Strategic Design from the Parsons School of Design
Executive MSc in Technology Management from Columbia University
Human-centered design, ethical AI, sustainable business models, social innovation, emerging technology
Financial Management (Spring 2020)