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Nicole Cacal
Founder & CEO at Forbes Ignite


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.