Co-founder hub

"OneStart is a colossal stimulus for university entrepreneurship at all levels from undergraduates to academic staff."

– Hagan Bayley, Co-founder of Oxford Nanopore

The OneStart Co-founder Hub gives you the chance to build your perfect team or join a biotech startup.

All teams are advised to browse this hub to complement their teams with co-founders. One of our judging criteria will be the breadth of expertise within your team.

If you do not have an idea of your own, but experience or skills that would be useful to a bio-entrepreneur, register now as a co-founder. Our goal is to link people with ideas with those who can help them realise it.

Send an email now to somebody below, and who knows, you might be picking up an oversized cheque with them in May 2016.

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Usman Ahmed
Birmingham, United Kingdom + intro

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As a surgical trainee, I am developing a broad skill set in both clinical and academic settings with extensive experience in medicine, teaching, research and management. I completed my PhD (Warwick 2013) into the novel field of protein damage in joint disease which has brought me to biotech entrepreneurship in which I have had a long held interest. I have skills to offer in terms of development, translation and application of ideas to healthcare.
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Mohamed Draz
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a young neurosurgeon, I am looking forward to developing software solutions that provide objective assessment tools that can support decision-making process in highly specialised medical procedures.
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Seth Odoom
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Active interest in healthcare technology ventures. Postgraduate degree in Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship. Project management skills relevant to the creation of medtech startups.
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Jakub Trzebinski
Luzern, Switzerland + intro

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I have a PhD form Chemistry and substantial experience in med tech industry - from idea generation to launching a product. Happy to help regardless of where you are with your idea.
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Corina Ceapa
Chicago, United States + intro

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• Independent, communicative, and technically experienced scientist with over 10 years of experience in mammalian cell culture, recombinant protein production, purification and characterization from bacterial and mammalian expression systems, bacterial fermentation, genetics and genomics, high-throughput immune assays.
• Demonstrated track record of being successful in the industry by creating value (1 patent) and in academia by publishing in peer-reviewed journals (5 first author papers).
• Passionate about conducting research on biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals and bringing a practical contribution to patients.
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Diana Salem
Glasgow, United Kingdom + intro

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I am interested in collaborating with people interested in developing devices used within dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
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Gokul Rajan
Mumbai, India + intro

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A graduate from IIT Bombay. Currently, a research fellow at the Center for Neural and Cognitive Sciences. Interested in science writing, basic research, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, healthcare, science policy &philosophy and technology/heath entrepreneurship.
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Mladen Stojanovic
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Working for your own company and building it from nothing but an idea and enthusiasm is the highest level of personal achievement. Taking responsibility, pushing own creativity, enjoying in other team members' prosperity is everything that entrepreneur will want to have. It is time for the ultimate level of personal involvement. Being a 31 years old, I have had time to try and test different experiences: from DJ-ing and building a sewerage as a construction worker and member of a handball representation of University (Belgrade) to being a government official, solder and Marie Curie PhD researcher at Imperial College London. My skills would not be unique but will broad: organic synthesis, public presentation, marketing and design, management.
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Matthew Miell
Stanford, CA, United States + intro

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Originally from the UK, I received my PhD from Edinburgh University studying chromatin structure in Robin Allshire's laboratory before moving to Stanford to enjoy the Californian weather as a postdoc in the Biochemistry department.

My current research in Aaron Straight's laboratory studies the regulation of protein networks at the centromeric region of chromosomes. This work aims to better understand how cells become cancerous by identifying how key centromeric protein complexes interact and are regulated to prevent chromosome mis-segregation - the most common hallmark of human solid tumor cells.

As well as using molecular cloning and mammalian tissue culture techniques, my work specializes in the use of single molecule imaging, protein production / purification, and mass spectrometry.
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Ross Richardson
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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Biotech offers one of the most promising areas with which entrepreneurship can transform our lives for the better. I seek projects that can truly make a positive impact on the world, and allow me to apply and further develop my key skills of Problem Solving, Software Engineering, Maths, Physics and Finance. As a Post-doc Researcher and Software Developer in the Maths Institute at Oxford University, I love learning and challenging myself. I aim to be as adaptable and flexible as I possibly can be, and the variety of work required in founding a Biotech start-up offers, I believe, great opportunities for my own personal growth.
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Van Dung Pham
Quebec, Canada + intro

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I worked with E.coli metabolic pathways which give the relationships among compounds and the conversion of a certain mass of precursor material to another mass of products during a particular time period such as GABA and Malic acid.
I also worked in the field of molecular biology with the bacterial two-component regulatory system, which serve as a basic stimulus-response coupling mechanism, allowing organisms to sense and respond to changes in many different environmental conditions.
Presently, I am working in project to determine the protein structure and function of some Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria for drug-designing.
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Xiang Ji
Dublin, Ireland + intro

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I had my master degree in Material Engineering in UCD, Ireland. I see the biotech area as the key to solve many different human health problems in the future, which will get more serious and will greatly influence the living quality of people everywhere.

Currently, I’m the Co founder of a startup biotechnology company called Ourobotics from 2015, I have been involved in startup competitions in China. Recently we came second in 'Changshu-Ireland Startup Competition’.

During my time at UCD, I have gained knowledge in material, mechanical, business and marketing and really want to put those skills into use.
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Jiyeob Kim
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I have knowledge of various materials such as metals and polymers which can be used for possible biotech purposes. I would be more than happy to share my knowledge to contribute for technology in healthcare.
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Tunde Ogunrinola
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a final year student at the UKs leading pharmacy school with a key interest in developing healthcare focused technology. Along with my strong healthcare background I have gained experience in consultancy, sales, clinical practice and R&D. As well as building and working on my own ideas, I would like to join a team interested in developing novel healthcare solutions.
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Dustin Shilling
Philadelphia, United States + intro

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I am interested in biotech entrepreneurship because I want to contribute to the discovery, development and product launch of solutions for currently untreatable diseases. This desire inspired me to complete a PhD in neuroscience studying Alzheimer's disease, and subsequently a career at the interface of science and business. For the last two years, I have worked closely with inventors to identify and protect their inventions, establish co-developmental partnerships to de-risk early-stage technologies and negotiate the licensing of commercially viable assets to start-up companies. These experiences have allowed me to develop the skills required to translate scientific discoveries into commercially viable products.
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