Tony Cueva Bravo - Entrepreneur

Tony Cueva Bravo

Entrepreneur | Storyteller | Catalyst · (51) 956-891-105 · hello@tony.pe

Tony is an electronic engineer with a minor in biomedical imaging and a full-time entrepreneur. He is passionate about building meaningful impact-driven tech solutions that can improve people's lives. Currently, he is CEO/Founder of Drop Technologies, wearable company that tackles excessive sweating by providing an automated electrical stimulation treatment and a monitoring system controlled by an APP. In his free time, he mentors several startups of different industries about the importance of finding their product/market fit and validating their business model and is volunteer in tech and entrepreneurial programs like Techstars Startup Weekend, Startup Chile, MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge, Andela among others.

Experience

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CEO/Founder

Drop Technologies

A tech company based in Peru and Singapore that creates wearable devices that tackle excessive sweating aka hyperhidrosis by providing a non-invasive automated electrical stimulation treatment and a monitoring system controlled by an APP. My responsibilities are to lead and scale the tech line of the product and the business development area of the company

March 2015 - Present
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Instructor - Big Data Course

MIT Computer Sciences and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)

First MIT CSAIL online courses for LATAM students. The Big Data course will aim to provide students with new and unique opportunities to show how data can make a difference in the future of any organization. My responsibilities were to manage the course workflow, absolve doubts and questions, and provide guidance to students constantly (24/7).

March 2018 - May 2018
Startup peru

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Evaluator

Start-Up Peru

StartUp Peru is a contest of the Innovate Peru Program, which aims to strengthen the relationship between the actors of the innovation-based entrepreneurship ecosystem, as well as promote the emergence and consolidation of new Peruvian companies that offer innovative products, services and / or processes with projection to international markets and that imply the generation of quality jobs. My responsibilities were to identify and choose the best Peruvian startups to receive government grants in different categories: "Emprendedores Innovadores" up to $15,000 and "Emprendimientos Dinamicos" up to $50,000

February 2018 - May 2018
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Adjunct Faculty Instructor

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP)

PUCP is the first university in Peru, according to the important QS Latin American University Rankings of 2013, where it is ranked 23. In its 97 years it works, together with teachers, students and administrative staff, in excellence, leadership, innovation and modernization through its various undergraduate and graduate programs. My responsibilities were to provide direction and guidance to students during practice, to develop and evaluate practices according to the criteria established by the Faculty, and to communicate students' performance to the teacher.

March 2013 - July 2016
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP)

During my last year of undergraduate studies, I developed a software based in Matlab that characterizes healthy thyroids by using quantitative ultrasound techniques. This first approach is necessary in order to distinguish benign and malignant thyroid in a follow-up study. My responsibilities were to develop, document and support my research project: "Characterization of thyroid through backscatter coefficients", to write research papers for international conferences IEEE and indexed journals, to develop relevant information to the application of competitive funding, and provide logistical support in laboratory tasks.

January 2014 - March 2015
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Post-sales Technical Consultant

HP Inc

HP is an American technology company which develops personal computers (PCs), printers and related supplies, as well as 3D Printing solutions. My responsibilities were to develop solutions and innovations to MPS customers, with the main objective of providing added value and building loyalty on going accounts.

September 2015 - March 2016
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SAP Basis First Level Support Specialist

IBM

As the internship was going on, we all got promoted to IBM Specialists Area that addressed different clients cases and gave customer support service. My responsibilities were to learn about the tasks/common jobs for SAP Basis, to analyze and solve incident tickets first level of SAP Basis, to attend ticketing customer requirements, to monitor and tune SAP client systems, to troubleshoot dumps of customer SAP system, and to coordinate and schedule changes in the SAP system client.

September 2013 - November 2013
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SAP Basis Student

IBM

IBM launched their first SAP internship in Americas with 10 potential undergraduates engineers. The goal of the program is to train the next SAP Specialists that will focus on bringing IT value to the company. My responsibilities were to manage, resolve and/or scale requirements and/or IT service incidents, to diagnose and resolve incidents of customer service, to monitor the completion of database backups and redologs as daily schedule, to monitor platforms iSeries, pSeries, xSeries where the customer applications are hosted, to monitor service servers hosting/housing, to provide internal monitoring of IT resources on campus.

June 2013 - September 2013

Education

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Stanford University

Certificate in Machine Learning
Machine Learning by Stanford University on Coursera. Certificate earned at Monday, May 28, 2018 4:29 AM GMT

Score: 95.7

March 2018 - May 2018
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Startup School Online

Certificate in Entrepreneurship
The main goals of the program are to encourage more startup entrepreneurship and really build a welcoming community for founders. In short, we want to help startups be better startups. Startup School is a free 10-week massively open online course (MOOC) with advisors.
April 2017 - June 2017
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Certificate in New Ventures Leadership
MIT Bootcamps bring entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to learn and practice this same framework from MIT instructors and MIT-trained coaches, using the same rigorous and disciplined approach. In addition to the innovation framework, participants learn and practice critical skills required to be leaders and drive innovation and collaboration: teamwork, leading a team, communication, mutual goal reinforcement, and giving feedback. Admission to MIT Bootcamps are highly selective and based on the following four criteria: open and critical thinking, initiative with follow through, capacity for calculated risk, and focus on community.
August 2015 - September 2015
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Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Certificate in Project Management
Modern organizations seek to develop efficient and successful projects. This requires maintaining the balance between: what must be done, the authorized budget and the maximum deadline established; consider the specifications that must be met, provide the resources that are required and manage the uncertainty so that what is planned is fulfilled. Our diploma aims to strengthen the management skills of our participants, through the approach to knowledge of good practices expressed in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Project Management Institute (PMI) ®. We apply a methodology endorsed by IACET, which combines the distance and face-to-face modality in an integrated manner. It is designed to promote autonomous learning in the student through the realization of virtual activities using the tools offered by a virtual learning platform; but at the same time, it facilitates face-to-face spaces for the construction and cooperative reconstruction of knowledge, in charge of highly specialized teachers.
April 2015 - December 2015
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Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Bachelor of Science
Electronic Engineering Title from the research thesis: "Characterization of thyroid through backscatter coefficients" - Winner of the PADET 2014
March 2010 - December 2014

Skills

Technical skills
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Hobbies & Interests

Apart from running my company, I enjoy playing chess and swimming, which are my favorite sports that I've trained in a professional level. However, it is pretty difficult to find people that practice my sports, so that's why I become a good partner for running and cycling. Other activities that I am doing is volunteering, especially in entrepreneurship activities. For example, I mentor several startups in different programs like Startup Chile, Techstars StartupWeekend, Andela among others. My expertise is focused on solving any kind of healthcare challenges, so I am keen to help tech startups that are tackling health problems and are struggling to find a product/market fit or a business model. One of my side projects is about the importance of acquiring a growth mindset for achieving success in different topics: school, work, etc. I'm currently designing the framework and doing a pilot in some Peruvian schools that have showed interest. One of my top interests is to work on or launch a VC firm because I believe an investment is a way of helping people to achieve their dreams and contribute to their success. Finally, as a hobbie, I started to develop websites like this one and building DYI projects.

Interest

Awards & Recognitions

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Winner of SU Global Impact Challenge Peru

Singularity University

Awarded to the most promised entrepreneurs whose ventures are tackling humanity's grand challenges to impact 1B people.

June 2018
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Winner of Bayer Grants4Apps Shanghai - 2nd Generation

Bayer China

Grants4Apps is Bayer’s accelerator program, organized around the concept of Digital Health. It has started in Berlin in 2013 and we have brought it to Shanghai in 2016. Grants4Apps Shanghai is an 88 day program that Bayer is running for the first time in 2016, and that will bring the best of China’s powerful innovation capabilities together with Bayer’s global reach. Companies are picked from China’s young healthcare startups and brought into an environment where they can bring their product to market as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

August 2017
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Winner of SEED Minas Gerais 4th Generation - Brasil

Secretaria de Estado de Desenvolvimento Econômico, Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior (SEDECTES), em parceria com a Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG)

SEED - Startups & Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development is a 6 month program of support to entrepreneurs, domestic or foreign, to develop technology-based business projects in Minas Gerais. The program provides seed capital of BRL 68,000 for projects with 2 participants while a project with 3 participants gets BRL 80,000.

May 2017
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Winner of Startupbootcamp Digital Health Chengdu, China - 1st Generation

SBC China with Thinkzone

Startupbootcamp Digital Health Chengdu is Startupbootcamp’s first China-based program dedicated to supporting and scaling 10 digital health startups. Located in Chengdu, we are bringing our proven digital health focused program, in partnership with Thinkzone, to accelerate digital health startups as they develop solutions which increase access to quality of care, bridge the gap in the health care delivery system and reduce local medical costs.

May 2017
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Winner of 16th Generation of Start-Up Chile

Corfo

Acceleration program for companies with a functional product and early validation. Two batches a year with 80-100 companies in each batch. Financial help of CLP$20,000,000 or USD$30,000.

April 2016
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Winner - Startup Peru 3rd Generation - Innovative Entrepreneurs

Ministry of Production - Innovate Peru

Financed with grants of up $22,000, projects up to 12 months for the validation of models based on products, processes, services or innovative marketing forms developed by entrepreneurial teams of 2 to 5 members.

November 2015
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Winner of Thesis Development Support Program 2014

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

It seeks to strengthen the research vocation and offer financial aid to those who decide to complete their undergraduate studies with the presentation of an investigation (thesis). In this way, the aim is to contribute to the consolidation and implementation of the own learning of this stage of training.

August 2014