About Ray Abel

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After working in sales, non-profit, and management oriented jobs for nearly a decade, I decided to leave that behind and launch my first startup. I launched a website that within two years was voted the Best Website in Pittsburgh, NFL.com called it "everybody's favorite source for breaking NFL news," and a partnership with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was started on the ABC television show Shark Tank. On top of that, the site has been featured on the following websites:

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I also created a fun 5K event series that celebrates the best of a city called The City 5K, and a non-profit called Rugged Events that provides fun events as well as education for men with a mission to strengthen families through fathers.

Now my focus is on launching a technology called Xogo, where our mission is to create technologies that enable people of all abilities to interact with the world on their own terms. You can find out more about that here, and you can also see a video of what we do below. On the side, I also have a podcast called Research the News where I encourage open dialogue about difficult topics.

If you're looking for startup or non-profit consulting, or an experienced speaker please contact me to see how we can work together. You can also check out my resume here and a map of some of my trips.