Mohammad Modarres

Entrepreneur in California

Mohammad Modarres

Entrepreneur in California

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Mohammad Modarres is a social entrepreneur currently focused on making the growing need for faith-based (religious) foods more accessible to individuals and organizations that want to foster more inclusive spaces (and dinner tables!). From Halal to Kosher, Mohammad uses his unique background—as the co-founder of a biotech company, an award-winning NYTimes published cartoonist, and TED Speaker—to produce products and programs that bring people together to celebrate their commonalities.

Mohammad entered the food space by accident when he produced the first-ever "Interfaith Meat" products that are both (Zabihah) Halal and (Glatt) Kosher at the same time. Beyond following the most Orthodox laws of each faith to help all denominations eat from the same plate, Interfaith Meat helps food businesses save time, money, inventory space, and even food waste. Additionally, Mohammad works with local ranchers who use pasture-raised livestock to rebuild carbon soil (and use the best aspects of agriculture to tackle climate change). Mohammad offers "Interfaith Meat" through his latest venture called Abe's Eats (AbesEats.com).

Outside of food, Mohammad works with the c-level executives of private and public companies across industries on branding, program and product development, and general strategy. He is an official TED Speaker with more than 1 million views on TED.com and who has spoken at Columbia University, Food Lab, and IFC Films, to name a few.

Mohammad is a Johns Hopkins alumnus who studied public health. He was ultimately awarded a George J. Mitchell National Scholarship to attend Trinity College Dublin on a full scholarship. In his spare time, he loves to fix 1979 VW Bus.

  • Education
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • Johns Hopkins Public Health
    • Trinity College Dublin
    • University College Dublin
    • George J. Mitchelle National Scholarship