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Peter Bacas

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Co Founder, Drop Diagnostics Corp. Previously Undergraduate Researcher, University of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania grad.

Co Founder, Drop Diagnostics Corp. Previously Undergraduate Researcher, University of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania grad.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In


Drop Diagnostics Corp
Drop Diagnostics


Business Development Diassess Inc. November 2015 - present
Co Founder Drop Diagnostics May 2014 - May 2015
Undergraduate Researcher University of Pennsylvania - Engineering School - Issadore Lab November 2012 - May 2014
Undergraduate Researcher University of Pennsylvania - Dental School - Mante Lab February 2013 - May 2013
Lab Assistant University of Alberta - Gamon Lab June 2012 - August 2012
Analyst Aegis Financial Corporation June 2011 - August 2011
Intern U.S. Department of State - Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) May 2010 - June 2010


University of Pennsylvania Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 2010 - 2014
Yorktown High School 2006 - 2010

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Healthcare
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Sports
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Nutrition
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness
  • • Records

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Government funding • Biomedical Engineering • Nanotechnology • Startup Operations • Strategic Partnerships

Key Accomplishments

I'm looking to help startups in the health and medical spaces find the key relationships and funding routes to move past the doldrums of life science and bring products to the people and organizations that need them. I have a broad set of experiences to pair with an education in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus in entrepreneurship. My network and experience is shaped to bring all stakeholders to the table when developing new medical and technical products for sale.

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Kyle Robertson
They're my friends  •  Founder, NarrativeDx. Previously Founder and CEO, iCare Development.
Peter has exhibited the resilience necessary to handle the startup world. He's also a brilliant scientist with a vision.
Danny Cabrera
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, BioBots. Previously iGEM - Synthetic Biology Researcher, Penn International Genetically Engineered Machines.
Peter and I went through DreamIt Health together. Peter was able to lead his team through complex nano technological challenges while simult ... aneously designing an FDA approval strategy. Even after his founding team broke apart (after realizing how large of an commitment their company was becoming), Peter continued to work on bringing his vision to market.
James Zhe Hui
We worked together  •  MD/PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania.
Peter is a knowledgeable, resourceful and diligent entrepreneur-scientists. He is equally well-versed in both business and science and is ge ... nuinely passionate about both. He is a pleasure to work with.
Andrew Tsourkas
They're my advisor  •  Professor, University of Pennsylvania. Georgia Institute of Technology grad. Cornell grad.
He is passionate about life science and tech transfer. He is understanding and easy to work with. He is knowledgeable of both technology and ... the business to support it
Max Lamb
We worked together  •  Co-founder of Drop Diagnostics. Research @ Tsourkas Lab, UPenn. Previously Analyst, ClearView Healthcare Partners. Penn & Wharton grad.
I had the pleasure of starting a company and going to school with Peter, and working with him has always been a great experience. He's a ver ... y intelligent person who can come up with innovative and exciting ideas, and most importantly, he has a clear vision for where he wants to take them. One of his biggest strengths is his ability to bring people together and unite them around a core pursuit internally, while bringing in a wide range of external partners who can take any venture to the next level. Overall, Peter brings clear vision and genuine passion and excitement to any venture he's in.