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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Rakesh Mahida
Ahmedabad, India + intro

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My research project was ‘Surface modification of electrospun nano/micro-fibrous (PLGA) scaffolds via photo-chemical treatment for tissue engineering applications’. During the course of this project, I have answered the challenge of polymer synthesis, fabrication of polymer into delivery vehicle through electrospinning, polymer-growth factor conjugation and studied growth factor release profile. In addition, I have studied the stability of growth factors in tissue engineering scaffolds. Simultaneously, I have acquired experience of material characterization techniques, microscopy techniques (inverted, phase contrast and fluorescence) and in-vitro cell study techniques.
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Jitendra Kanodia
San Francisco, United States + intro

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I am a Chemical and Biological Engineer (Bachelors from IIT Madras and PhD from Princeton University) with specific focus on utilizing engineering/mathematical principles for understanding biology and enabling drug development. The following are some examples of my work
1. FGFR signaling pathway has many receptors that activate intracellular signaling to different extents and lead to non-small cell lung cancer. Our modeling work helped identify the right combination of receptor inhibition that would get the most bang for your buck
2. Many research institutes are looking to develop nanoparticles of anti-tuberculosis drugs for faster treatment. Our modeling work helped identify which molecular classes are ideal for encapsulation and taking maximum advantage of the nanotechnology platform.
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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom + intro

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Positively I would like to pass-on my experiences in entrepreneurship and innovation. Plus, I have experience of entering and competing in the One Start competition, so let's get together and collaborate!
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Neil Dubey
Cambridge, United States + intro

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I am an MD/MBA student from Washington DC, currently reading for MBA at Judge Business School at Cambridge. I am taking a break from my final year of medical school at George Washington University. I have experience doing medical consulting at a startup in Silicon Valley, where I developed a passion for working in a small group to disrupt healthcare delivery.

I am looking to provide medical expertise, business strategy and leadership to a team that is passionate and innovative.
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Malathi Mathiyazhakan
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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Currently a PhD student at NTU, working on external stimuli-triggered drug delivery platforms. Technical Skills include nanoparticle synthesis, cell culture, microbiology, genetic engineering and molecular biology techniques. Interested to work on projects that focuses on developing therapeutics or diagnostics for infectious diseases .
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Dang Minh Nguyen
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.
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Suneel Reddy
Berlin, Germany + intro

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I am keenly interested in bringing the ideas from bench to business. During my PhD and postdoc periods I have been involved in finding and understanding how the new findings are made in laboratory environment. I have developed keen interest in transforming and further applying my findings and gained knowledge into real life situations. This would enable not only make use of the research findings but also enable wealth generation for the society.
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esmaeel gholizadeh
Amol, Iran (Islamic Republic of) + intro

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In my point of view Biotech entrepreneurship is a way to fulfill my dreams and make it feasible. I have a good background in food technology, especially in food chemistry, and nutrition sciences as well. I can easily deal with groups because i am very outgoing. I also am experienced at sport (fitness and physical readiness since i was a child) and i know how people can manage their weight in the best way and consequently get rid of complications of obesity or under-nutrition and related problems and disease. In addition to the issues listed, i recently cooperate in a cohort study as a "responsible for the nutrition Section". I would be my pleasure to share my skills and knowledge with you.The combination of knowledge and experience can help up to strongly going forward.
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Grace Hatton
Birmingham, United Kingdom + intro

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I belong to a drug delivery research group at UCL working with 3D printing technologies and patented formulas, so have an understanding of the business aspects of pharmaceuticals in addition to the fundamental science. I am also skilled in writing grant applications and scientific communication. This is in addition to my medical studies and as a UK-qualified pharmacist, involved in a breadth of student and national societies that have allowed me to develop communication, leadership and teamworking skills.
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Maniragav Manimaran
London, United Kingdom + intro

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• UCL medical student with a strong understanding of physiology, anatomy and pharmacology etc...

• Pursuing a BSc in Medical Physics and Bioengineering.

• President of the UCL Entrepreneurs Society. Involved in the management of our very own student run VC-Fund.

• Motivated entrepreneur with experience in the consulting industry.
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Manoj Leelananda
Edmonton, Canada + intro

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I am currently working as a Product Manager in ISO certified Biomedical Company and I have more than 4 years of experience in this field. Therefore, I am equipped with good technical knowledge about almost all available biomedical instruments under world renewed brands, especially in the haematology analyzers as well as managerial experience.
Further, I obtained my MSc in Applied electronics and I developed a microcontroller based heart rate analyzer (equipped with remote monitoring facility) as a part of my Msc.
I have good knowledge about Ardiuno programming, Processing programming, Java. Moreover, I can handle Matlab Programming as well. I have basic knowledge about FPGA and Raspberry Pi programming, embedded systems (PIC & Atmega) Programming (Mikro C & C), computer Architecting Pro
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Hussein Sharif
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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MBA student @ Said Business School looking to make a product by EOY 2016. Knowledge in Programming (Full-Stack), Consulting, and International Development.

Hoping to use public API's (e.g. Reddit, 23andMe, Twitter) to make software to innovate science/health/biotech, or others.
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Diana Kohlberg
New York, United States + intro

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I am interested in biotech entrepreneurship because I have a passion for health information technology. Unfortunately, HIT is far behind most other industries. I want to be part of the solution that narrows and closes that gap.

I have completed a Masters in Public Health program, am in the process of a Health Information Technology Certificate program, and work in the healthcare field, which has given me insight into how biotech can solve healthcare problems. Additionally, I have previously studied design and psychology, which will aid in creating a user friendly and attractive product.
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Mahesh Kudari
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Passionate about bringing benefits to patients through innovations in technology and science. Experienced physician in clinical medicine, clinical imaging, healthcare system and payor management and drug discovery. Able to leverage insights and network from a broad healthcare base.
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Sabna Cheemadan
Paris, France + intro

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Its so exciting to see dreams shaping into reality which could have an impact on the society we live. I am a Biologist who believes in the potential of microRNAs as Bio-therapeutics for certain conditions. I would be glad to offer my skills and ideas in microRNA based therapeutics if anyone shares the same interest.
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