Fathi Abdelsalam


Fathi Abdelsalam founded AkibaH while he was finishing his graduate studies at Cornell University. The team committed itself to finding a way to improve the lives of people with diabetes after losing several of their loved ones to the condition and watching many others struggle with its complications. He is very passionate about developing solutions that have substantial social and economic impact. Fathi is a member of several entrepreneurial communities, including Techstars, Sprint Accelerator, Start-Up Chile, Jumpstart Foundry, Parallel 18, and Seamless IoT. He has an M.P.A. in Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development from Cornell, and dual bachelor degrees in Industrial Engineering and Economics from Florida State. He is also a former senior-level Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, where he was immersed in the latest, cutting-edge software and high-tech inventions. In his spare time, he loves to travel and explore, having visited all six habitable continents, and lived in Japan, Turkey, Colombia, Chile, and Puerto Rico.