Fathi Abdelsalam


Fathi Abdelsalam



Fathi is a tech entrepreneur based out of San Jose and Detroit. He is very passionate about developing solutions that have substantial social and economic impact and is a member of several entrepreneurial communities, including Techstars, Sprint Accelerator, Jumpstart Foundry, Startup Weekend, and Seamless IoT. He has also served as a mentor and entrepreneur-in-residence within several economic development organizations around the world: from Start-Up Chile in South America to Swisscontact in Southeastern Europe.

His company, Akibah Health, was founded while finishing his graduate studies at Cornell University with the objective of improving the lives of people living with chronic conditions. Prior to Akibah Health, he served as a senior-level patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he was immersed in the latest high-tech inventions pertaining to e-business, enterprise software, and social networks.

He holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a focus on social entrepreneurship and economic development, and dual bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering and economics. In his spare time, he loves to travel and learn about other peoples and cultures. Aside from his native United States, he has also lived in Japan, Turkey, Chile, Colombia, and Puerto Rico. With Detroit’s renaissance in full swing, he decided in 2019 to relocate from Silicon Valley to his hometown to serve as a resource and catalyst.