Eli Fathi

Leader  Innovator  .  Inspiration

Eli Fathi

 Co-founder & CEO 
MindBridge Analytics Inc.

Be persistent, establish your goals, work hard towards them and don’t pay attention to naysayers.

As a tech veteran and a successful entrepreneur, this core belief has driven Eli through various successful endeavors, including founding and co-founding seven companies replete with colorful and illuminating stories of survival and success.

Eli is passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and empowering individuals to chart their own success. His ventures to-date have employed about 300 people, which has contributed over $500 million in salaries and other benefits.

Eli has been recognized with multiple awards including Startup Canada 2016 Senior Entrepreneur Award for Canada. He has been featured in numerous publications such as the Financial Post, Globe and Mail, and Huffington Post.

Following his belief in giving back to the community, Eli servers on several diverse not-for-profit boards, as well as a publicly traded company. He currently sits on the Board of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Start-Up Canada, C-Com and recently completed a 6-year term on the Board of the Ottawa Community Foundation.

Eli has a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Ottawa and was the 2016 Alumnus of the year at Algonquin College.

Eli is the co-founder and CEO of MindBridge Ai, a company that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to uncover errors in financial data. He is motivated by evolving and bringing recognition to Ottawa’s artificial intelligence sector, providing opportunities to those that may otherwise be overlooked and is passionate about giving back to the community.

Eli Fathi, with Mayor Jim Watson, Ottawa at the Invest Ottawa event

Eli Fathi with the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and Mayor Jim Watson, Ottawa at the Invest Ottawa event

With all the anticipated success to be achieved in Canada from the advancements of A.I. technology, we need to promote the practice of capitalism with a heart and do not forget about the less fortunate in the community by providing opportunities to those that may otherwise be overlooked.  “


Startup Canada Senior Entrepreneur Award 2016 - Eli Fathi

Eli Fathi, CEO Mindbridge talks about our growth plans with Techopia Ottawa

Private Sector Leadership Award: Eli Fathi -- Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Fluidware Corp.

Lessons from Eli Fathi's long career in Ottawa tech

MindBridge at Temenos Innovation Jam

MindBridge is one of SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator companies that will be presenting their unique solution at Temenos Innovation Jam! Follow the video for a quick teaser on the AI auditor or come and join us on 22 March to see the live pitch!

Posted by SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator on Monday, March 5, 2018

Eli’s Blog

My Take on Business

BizRule # 16 Do you have an Andon Cord in your Company?

The term Andon is a Japanese word that describes the process used by Toyota in its manufacturing assembly lines that is used to alert and notify all personnel involved in the manufacturing process that a quality problem has occurred. The key component of the alerting...

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Community Builder

Eli has been involved with the community in general and the high tech community in particular by serving on a number of diverse NGO Boards, and involved with various academic institutions in different capacities. 

Currently Serving on Board of Directors – NGOs

Startup Canada from 2016

Ontario Chamber of Commerce from 2016

C-Com, a publicly traded company on the TSX-V from 2007

Advisory Boards

President’s Advisory Panel on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Algonquin

College 2016 from 2017

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Endowment (EIEF) for Dean of Engineering Faculty at Ottawa U since 2008

Center for Innovation in Waterloo ( a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs transform their ideas into market successes. )

Citizen Academy (an Ottawa based not-for-profit with a mission to accelerate change for the common good)

Previously Serving on Board of Directors – NGOs from

Ottawa Community Foundation (OCF) from 2012 to 2017

Ottawa Center for Research and Innovation (OCRI) from 1999 to 2007

Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) from 2006 to 2012

Ottawa Chamber of Commerce (OCC) from 2004 to 2009

Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF) from 2008 to 2012

Editorial Board of the Ottawa Business Journal one year in 2009

Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (ASORC) from 2009 to 2014

Academic Institutions and Task Force

Ottawa Gatineau Commercialization Task Force – Chair 2004 to 2005

CATA outsourcing and commercialization committees – Member 2 years circa 2005

Conference Board of Canada Leader’s Roundtable on Commercialization – Member 2004 to 2006

OCRI Ottawa Innovation Hub committee – Member 2 years circa 2005

Advisory Board for the Electronics department at Algonquin College – Chair 5 years circa 2000

Advisory forums for Dean of School of Business at Ottawa U – Organized 6 sessions with industry circa 2005

Global Studies Gap Year Program at Algonquin – Member 1 Year 2011

Mentor for EMBA students at Telfer Business School at Ottawa U 2013 – 2017


University Of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering Alumni Award of Excellence for 2002

Order of Ottawa for Economic Development in 2004

OCRI Civic Entrepreneur of the Year award 2004

Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) award sponsored by the Telfer School of Management Private Sector Innovation and/or Leadership in Advanced Technology in 2013

Nominated by Algonquin College for Community Services award at the 2014 Ontario’s colleges  “The Premier’s Awards” Gala celebrations

Algonquin College Alumnus of the year award for 2016

Startup Canada Senior Entrepreneur Award for Ontario 2016

Startup Canada Senior Entrepreneur Award for Canada 2016



“Microprocessor Software Project Management” August, 1985

 Eli T. Fathi and C.V.W. Armstrong    Marcel Dekker Publishing, New York


 Published Papers

12 Publications in various Technical Journals including IEEE Computer Magazine 1979- 1987

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