True Made Foods
Abe was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Virginia, Brooklyn, and Maryland before attending Vanderbilt on an NROTC scholarship. After graduation, he served eight years as a Navy Helicopter pilot, deploying on counter-narcotics missions and for OIF. He spent his last tour in England where Abe earned his MBA from the London Business School and was introduced to impact entrepreneurship. This experience prompted Abe to leave the Navy and start a seven-year adventure in emerging markets as an impact entrepreneur. He spent time in Bulgaria, Ghana, Egypt, and China and even lived with his family in Qatar for three years. A sucker for challenges, Abe worked in difficult environments on “wicked” problems like migrant worker housing and funding startups in the Middle East. Upon returning to the United States, Abe launched True Made Foods; a start-up addressing the issue of sugar content in condiments. His products, which include ketchup, BBQ sauce, and many more sauces are naturally sweetened by vegetables, nutrient dense, and completely plant-based. You can find True Made Foods at Wegman’s, Sprouts, Safeway, Shop Rite, and HyVee markets.