Mohammad Modarres

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official TED.com Talks

With over 1,750,000 views, Mohammad's second TED Talk highlights the complexities farmers face in today's challenging global food industry. The solution? Go to your farmers market! 

In his first official TED Talk, Mohammad speaks about Halal, Kosher, and merging both dietary laws to use "interfaith food" as a medium to foster cultural understanding and build peace.


Public Speaker

As a social entrepreneur who is currently focused on building the most inclusive food brand in the industry, Mohammad enjoys speaking about food (and its public health impact) as a tool for social and economic development. Topics include:


  • The rise of the new activist - the social entrepreneur!

  • How to build a more inclusive dinner table: the tools I use to combat the rise in (anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim) bigotry

  • Our FoodPrint: The ecological and economic impact of our food 



Over the last five years, Mohammad has consulted c-level executives who work at nonprofits to public companies on building new business development strategies to create unique B2B/C brands that reflect the diversity of their changing communities.

Past projects have included: 

  • Rebranding an athletic foundation for an NFL athlete

  • Building the online marketing strategy for the "Mother of Modern Dance" 

  • Developing the communications strategy of a Grammy Award-winning producer 

  • Producing a nonprofit fundraising gala that raised $300,000 in one night

  • Creating fundraising documents for two companies that later went public

  • Training executives for their TED Talk-style speaking events



What People Have Said

"Mohammad is one of the most promising leaders of his generation...He is gifted, energetic and visionary. It's been a pleasure to watch his career unfold. And we all will benefit from his successes. He has my highest esteem and strongest recommendation for any endeavor he can imagine."

Dr. John Bader,

Executive Director at the Fulbright Association

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