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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Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I have participated in creation of a data product for an health care company.
I have experience in working on web and IT related service;
I have developed a software product individually.

I believe in using data science to alleviate some of the health care problems we face nowadays in emerging economy: namely the uneven distribution of medical resources and medical knowledge.

Through the use of data science we can help doctors all over the world to make better decisions.

Contact LI at:
Mai Elfarnawany
London, Canada + intro

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I believe that any idea, no matter how simple that can help diagnose, treat, evaluate treatments or simply reduce symptoms of a disease should be granted a chance to be translated into a usable technology or product to improve patient outcomes. I believe that biotech entrepreneurship is the means to achieving this.
I bring extensive technical skills in software and firmware development, investigative and research skills including the ability to design, analyzed and evaluate outcomes of experiments. I also bring communication skills, public speaking and technical writing allowing me to share knowledge with both scientific and consumer communities. Finally, I bring the passion and ambition to make a difference along with it comes the hard work, problem solving and dedication.
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Jingyi Li
Virginia, United States + intro

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I have always been fascinated by how advanced technologies changed the world. As I learnt more about scientific research in graduate school, I realized that great technologies would not always lead to great products. I am interested in entrepreneurship because I believe it is the key to close the gap between advanced technologies and successful business. I am a chemist applying new technologies in biomedical applications, and have been working in both academia and industry on microarrays and microfluidic devices. In the meantime, I wrote research and business proposals, I was trained with Steve Blank’s startup philosophy, and I pitched business ideas in entrepreneurship competitions previously.
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Michael Liang
Berkeley, California, United States + intro

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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.
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Zhi Zhou
Lexington, United States + intro

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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.
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Tai Wang
New York, United States + intro

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Computational Biology & Chemistry
Drug discovery
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Philip Arvanitis
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I am currently working within the Advisory division in Science Group(formerly Sagentia Group) in Cambridge and previously an IP Consultancy in Cambridge. During both roles I have undertaken IP Landscapes, market assessment, technology scouting, freedom to operate searches and advised on investments and future technology research strategies. The client I have work with include start-up, big pharma, multinational consumer goods and national innovation centres, along with chemical, and mechanical projects.

I have a keen interest in bringing ideas to life and a broad interest in technology and intellectual property.
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Sonia Bracegirdle
London, United Kingdom + intro

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An Oxbridge-educated Organic Chemistry PhD (awarded multiple merit-based scholarships). Over two years experience in strategy consulting (McKinsey, BCG) across multiple geographies (UK, Australia). An autonomous and creative problem solver who is always enthusiastic to learn, and a tenacious achiever with a passion for running.
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Shuwen Chen
California, United States + intro

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As a Ph.D. candidate close to graduation, I wish I can work at the intersection of biology and business in the future. So I believe biotech entrepreneurship will be a great platform for me to start my exploration in this field. My Ph.D. research gave me extensive training to establish my scientific expertise. My previous experience in several pro bono consulting projects and the pharmaceutical industry leveraged my business acumen and convinced me that I possessed the communication and teamwork skills to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment. I will welcome the opportunity to become a co-founder to help commercialize the most exciting innovative ideas.
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Nishant Jain
MUMBAI, India + intro

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I am Nishant Kumar Jain, currently pursuing Ph.D (DST-INSPIRE Fellow) in Biomedical Engineering from IIT Bombay under the guidance of Prof.Rohit Srivastava. I have a pharma background and done my Masters from NIPER-Hyderabad in Pharmaceutics.
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Rosemarie Herbert
Clayton, Australia + intro

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I have a strong interest in biotech because I believe that its an essential part of the solution to some of the earth's problems. I think that a proactive approach is the only way to go, and that means getting up and getting on with it!

What I can bring to you is a wide range of abilities and knowledge in diverse areas.
- You want to study GM crops? I've got practical skills in genetics and bioinformatics.
- More interested in proteins and antibodies? I already have the lab skills in this area too.
- Want to do something in psychology? I've got a working knowledge of how drugs and psychiatric disorders interact.
- Need someone great with words? I've been blogging for years, and I know how to give a good presentation
Contact Rosemarie at:
Yanmin Ji
San Diego, United States + intro

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Currently enrolled in a highly ranked university of experience cooperating with colleagues, and also designing and doing research independently. Having been doing research in both biomedical engineering and biotechnology fields for multiple years. Have developed a deep love of research in science, but still keep the engineering spirit.
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Denis Huen
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".
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Caitlin Baiduc
Philadelphia, United States + intro

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I come from an interdisciplinary background, having completed training in the humanities and biological sciences. I currently work in a cGMP environment where we make translational medicine ("bench-to-bedside therapies") a reality. I am a strong multi-tasker with an acute awareness of deadlines. I am keen to connect with young entrepreneurs who seek to change the way we do medicine and with an ultimate eye to improving human health. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me to discuss any opportunities.
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Richard Kelwick
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Dr. Richard Kelwick is a cancer biologist that is interested in the biomedical applications of cell-free expression systems. He is an experienced independent researcher, primarily in synthetic biology and cancer biology. Building upon both a scientific and management background he is a co-founder of Cellibero, a synthetic biology startup company.

Success in internationally recognised business competitions:
LeanLaunchPad [2015], 3-Day MBA [2014], BBSRC Biotechnology YES [2010], Flux [2008], Regional Enterprise Awards [2007] and The University of Sheffield Business Creation Competition [2007].

Project management, and leadership experience with successful outcomes:
Scientific advisor and project manager of three successful iGEM teams; NRP [2011, 2012], Imperial College London [2013].
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