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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Mahesh Kudari
Business|Medicine
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.
Contact Mahesh at: mkudari@gmail.com
Barry Breaux
Business|Medicine
New York, United States + intro

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I'm a physician by training, educational background in business. My interest/experience in entrepreneurship particularly is in digital health and means to empower patients to have better access to their own health information, and ways to improve physician and other providers' experience with all this new data and technology.
Contact Barry at: bbreaux.jr@gmail.com
Paola Torre
Biology|Chemistry
New York, Italy + intro

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During my PhD at University of Trento, Italy, and postgraduate experience at New York University, I devised emulsions and liposomes encapsulating biological molecules that I would like to commercialize. I developed these systems in a very multidisciplinary and international academic context but lacking of entrepreneurial spirit. I would be thrilled to join your program and bridge this gap, leading my interests towards the bioscience industry. I want to learn how to commercialize ideas and devices developed in research laboratories and how develop business models to initiate my own company.

My area of focus and interest varies from quantitative analysis to project management. I gained solid research, analytical and problem solving skills while working in academy but I miss a good knowledge
Contact Paola at: paolagiovannatorre@gmail.com
Matthew Sinclair
Maths/Statistics|Engineering|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I completed my PhD in Computational Biology at King's College London in 2014, and I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in medical imaging. I use machine learning techniques to identify cardiac diseases from clinical MRI data. Additionally I have had 3 months part-time experience at a computer vision start-up and understand many of the challenges a new company faces. I believe that entrepreneurship used to translate biotech research into healthcare products is an incredibly valuable and challenging endeavour, and would gladly offer my skills in data analytics, strategy and communication to a team with a proposal ideally in medical imaging, but I am also open to related areas.
Contact Matthew at: msinclair5@gmail.com
Xi Shi
Biology
cambridge, United States + intro

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I have non stopping imagination, years of training of logic thinking, unbeatable faith. Let's do something to change people's life.
Contact Xi at: xishi.cici@gmail.com
Dominik Glodzik
Maths/Statistics|Engineering|Informatics|Medicine
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a postdoc in computational biology of cancer. I bring skills in data science, visualisation, machine learning, machine vision. I have knowledge of cancer genomics and next-generation sequencing.

My entrepreneurial experience includes Biotechnology YES competition, market research in an iTeams project, and setting up an online store.

I am interested in how the new technology will change healthcare and give opportunities for small companies.

Always happy to meet up to discuss ideas.
Contact Dominik at: d.glodzik@gmail.com
Maaz Ashraf
Business|Physics|Maths/Statistics|Engineering
Manchester, United Kingdom + intro

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Biotech is a rapidly growing market in which healthcare products are always in demand.

I am from a 3rd world country, Zimbabwe, and am currently studying at the University of Manchester. Medical equipment readily available in 1st world countries is not easily accessible or is too expensive and therefore patients go to countries like South Africa to get treated.

Since I am from Zimbabwe, I have local knowledge and my family is business oriented, in a different field though. I can use my technical knowledge from engineering and business knowledge from working with my dad to startup a business in Zimbabwe and then expand it to other parts of Africa in which I supply medical equipment, install it and then provide regular maintenance.
Contact Maaz at: maazashraf36@gmail.com
Matthew Hahn
Business|Maths/Statistics|Engineering
Berkeley, United States + intro

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It was a passion for seeing technology and engineering solve problems that drove me towards studying biomedical engineering as an undergrad. While spending the last seven years in military service, I saw how simple solutions solved real world problems. Additionally, I learned how to achieve goals, which are not always quantifiable, by leveraging the strengths and talents of individual contributors. I am now a graduate student, pursuing degrees in business administration and public health. I'm most passionate about improving on a solution to neonatal jaundice using phototherapy by creating a simply designed product, helping lower costs and make treatment more widely available.
Contact Matthew at: matthew_hahn@berkeley.edu
Jitendra Kanodia
Biology|Maths/Statistics|Engineering|Medicine
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.
Contact Jitendra at: jitendra.kanodia@gmail.com
John Barrett
Business|Biology|Engineering
Chicago, United States + intro

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PhD Student in the Tirrell Lab at the University of Chicago. Interested in vaccines and biomaterials for immunoengineering.
Contact John at: jcb13@outlook.com
Zhi Zhou
Biology|Physics|Design|Engineering
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.
Contact Zhi at: zhi.zhou@uky.edu
Rory Ryan
Business|Design|Engineering
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a highly creative, entrepreneurial engineer. I am passionate about creating products and services to help to improve and save lives. I am looking to connect with people that have a similar mind-set.

My passion for innovation has led me to build a robotic prosthetic arm, model Segways and kinetic art in my free time. I have designed drones, wearable technology gadgets, energy generation devices and flying machines.

As President of a student society I increased members from 60 to 500 people in 6 months, daily managing 12 committee members.

I have industry experience of the Biomedical engineering and Oil and Gas production industries. I am currently studying Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management MSc at Imperial College London.
Contact Rory at: rorywilliamryan@gmail.com
Alex Goh
Biology
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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My passion has always been biology and application of such knowledge is the ultimate understanding of a subject. I am a quick learner and also an enthusiastic team player. Having multiple internship experiences allows me to understand and experience the technicality and also the difficulties in the biotech industry. Also co-founded a company as well, I know very well the difficulty and hardships experienced during the first few years of a startup.
Contact Alex at: jgoh052@e.ntu.edu.sg
VictorLi Li
Biology|Maths/Statistics|Informatics
Boston, United States + intro

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StemCellerant designs and manufactures stem cell based research tools and therapeutics with a mission to accelerate personalized regenerative medicine.
Contact VictorLi at: victorli885@gmail.com
Maaz Ashraf
Business|Physics|Maths/Statistics|Engineering
Manchester, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
Biotech is a rapidly growing market in which healthcare products are always in demand.

I am from a 3rd world country, Zimbabwe, and am currently studying at the University of Manchester. Medical equipment readily available in 1st world countries is not easily accessible or is too expensive and therefore patients go to countries like South Africa to get treated.

Since I am from Zimbabwe, I have local knowledge and my family is business oriented, in a different field though. I can use my technical knowledge from engineering and business knowledge from working with my dad to startup a business in Zimbabwe and then expand it to other parts of Africa in which I supply medical equipment, install it and then provide regular maintenance.
Contact Maaz at: maazashraf36@gmail.com