Co-Founder and CEO, Aspire Food Group
Mohammed Ashour is the co-founder and CEO of Aspire Food Group, a global food-tech company based in Austin, Texas that develops technology to commercialize the cleanest and most ethical source of animal protein in the world: insects. Aspire was founded in 2014 after Mohammed led his team to win the largest business prize in the world -- the prestigious US$1 million Hult Prize presented by President Bill Clinton. Prior to co-founding Aspire, Mohammed led the sales and marketing division of one of the fastest growing startups in Canada. A Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, Mohammed is regarded as a leading voice in social enterprise and food sustainability. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Fox Business News, the Economist, Wired, CNET, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Fast Company. Mohammed pursued an MD-MBA dual-degree at McGill University, and holds an M.Sc. degree in Neuroscience from McGill University and a B.Sc. degree in Life Sciences from the University of Toronto.