Co-founder hub
Overview

"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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Dang Minh Nguyen
Physics|Maths/Statistics
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I am keen on improving the living quality of human being, and biotech is a way to achieve that goal. Entrepreneurship is always a great opportunities and bring great experience for a PhD student.
Specialized in Physics with research interest in Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamic simulation, I hope to contribute building up good biological model and provide simulation result as well as construct experiment to test the validity of the idea.
Contact Dang Minh at: dmnguyen92@gmail.com
Sharon Choy
Biology|Medicine
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I am interested in new ways of delivering healthcare. I am an experienced laboratory animal veterinarian providing contract research services to academia and commercial entities. I am very skilled in veterinary surgery and micro-surgery. I was directly involved in implanting and maintaining highly successful and viable colonies of patient derived xenografts for both a commercial and academic customer. I am a very experienced IACUC member and will be able to consult on IACUC issues for faster approvals. I am involved and experienced in import/export issues for drugs, chemicals and laboratory animals. I have high-containment SABSL3 experience. I have volunteer experience in community health and disaster relief mobile clinics in developing countries.
Contact Sharon at: sharon_choy@brc.a-star.edu.sg
Zhi Zhou
Biology|Physics|Design|Engineering
Lexington, United States + intro

Brief intro
Health problem is world-class disaster our human faced today. Nowadays, we have no good solution to this problem and the old business model suck. My purpose is to destroy the health framework and build a new one base on novel biotechnology.
My skill based nano-biotechnology and nano-fabrication. I have six years experience in lab-on-a-chip experience and also have a broad knowledge from business, electronics, and to design. I'm eager to meet some tech-geek/nerds who have the ambition and passion to change and re-shape the future world.
Contact Zhi at: zhi.zhou@uky.edu
Aishah Prastowo
Biology|Engineering
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I have an engineering background but now I work closely with biologist as I'm working on microfludics. I am interested in interdisciplinary research and even have a formal degree (masters) on it - so I'm eager to add business as one more subject to learn to enrich my interdisciplinary experience!
Contact Aishah at: aishah.prastowo@bnc.ox.ac.uk
Owen Daly
Biology|Medicine
Dublin, Ireland + intro

Brief intro
I feel my expertise in genetic engineering and biochemistry could be well utilised in a biotech start-up
Contact Owen at: dalyom@tcd.ie
Marya Ahmed
Biology|Chemistry|Engineering|Medicine
Toronto, Canada + intro

Brief intro
Development of precisely tuned polymer peptide-drug conjugates for drug delivery
Codelviery of drugs for cancer treatment is a routine approach in clinics. However, the treatment poses several issues, such as different cellular uptakes and biodistribution of two different drugs. The development of carefully tuned polymer-peptide vectors would allow site specific attachment of each drug to the polymer-peptide backbone, hence fixing the molar ratio of two drugs per polymer chain.
Contact Marya at: maryaahmed9@gmail.com
Efthymios Kostaras
Business|Biology|Law|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
Biotech enterpreneurship is a dynamic concept that stems from the integration of science , clinical practice and the business sector. My aim would be to work for innovative projects that could improve public health and personalised medicine approaches.
Contact Efthymios at: efthymios.kostaras@gmail.com
Manikam Sadasivam Saravanan
Business|Biology|Design|Engineering
Utrecht, Netherlands + intro

Brief intro
Nano-biotechnologist since 2007, experienced in R&D projects on spectrum of fields including Structural biology, Bio-photonics and Bio-physical Chemistry with excellent knowledge in applied Molecular Life science experiments. Currently working on Lipid/protein interaction and influence of drug candidates on model membrane system using different biophysical techniques, a molecular approach towards amyloid diseases.

I was self-motivated, with much of proven interests in research which I have demonstrated by publishing and presenting my works around the globe over 22 prestigious International Conferences.

The professional experiences and the projects I have taken part in are indicative of my ability to organize research work and carry out specific goal oriented business deals.
Contact Manikam Sadasivam at: mssaravananbt@gmail.com
Diana Salem
Biology|Medicine
Glasgow, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I am interested in collaborating with people interested in developing devices used within dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Contact Diana at: dianasalem11@gmail.com
Jakub Trzebinski
Business|Chemistry|Design|Engineering
Luzern, Switzerland + intro

Brief intro
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.
Contact Jakub at: jtrzebinski@gmail.com
Jonathan Smyth
Business|Law|Design
New York, United States + intro

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I have a passion for the advancement of emerging technologies with the potential to improve lives.
Contact Jonathan at: jrsmyth@popbiotech.com
Edmund Lee
Maths/Statistics|Informatics
Singapore, Singapore + intro

Brief intro
I am a behavioral and data scientists specializing in statistical modelling in health, science and technology research. As a data scientist, I use data analytical tools to address big questions in health and technology sectors - such as understanding the psychological reasons for making health decisions or acceptance of technology. My works have been published in top journals such as Journal of Health Communication and Journal of Nanoparticle Research. I look forward to meeting and working with people who have a passion to use data analytics to address issues in health and science sectors.
Contact Edmund at: elwj88@gmail.com
Michael Liang
Maths/Statistics|Engineering|Informatics
Berkeley, California, United States + intro

Brief intro
I am looking to solve important problems in healthcare. As a recent U.C. Berkeley graduate, I have
worked at various software and health-tech companies, the latest being Counsyl and Google Life Sciences. I have a strong software and stats background. Healthcare lies at the intersection of engineering, medicine, biology, statistics, etc. Hence, I would like to join a highly diverse team that's dedicated to a common mission. Having worked at different companies, I can offer my insight and ideas on different approaches to problem solving, design, and strategy. I have an especially strong passion to help cancer patients and anyone else involved in the process of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
Contact Michael at: liangmicha@gmail.com
Denis Huen
Business|Physics|Design|Engineering
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Huen Yin Fan Denis, B.Sc.(Hons) M.Sc. M.Phil., is the founder of MedExo Robotics. Currently, he is a Master of Research (MRes) candidate in Medical Robotics and Image Guided Intervention, Imperial College London. In 2010, he started a company, G-Innovator, aiming at developing innovative, pioneering products and service to improve our living standard. Denis has won many top national and international awards in science and engineering with his inventions including an artificial robotic leg for the disabled, “Energy Conversion From Nuclear Radiation to Electrical Energy System”, personal air-con. The main concept idea of the product from "MedExo Robotics" is inspired from his master research project "Wearable Robot for Suppressing Tremor of Parkinson's Disease".
Contact Denis at: denishuen@gmail.com
Alexander Antoniou
Business|Design|Informatics|Medicine
Baltimore, United States + intro

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I am an optimistic and passionate hardworker who believes real change happens when a group of bright young professionals get together and build on each other's enthusiasm. My background is in medicine, business, and technology, and I've had prior experience with putting together a start-up. If you think BIG and you're constantly pushing for more, then we're a good match.
Contact Alexander at: alex@antoniou.net