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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Matthew Sinclair
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.
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Yvonne Teng
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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- Cancer research
- Translation diagnostics
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Arianna Pani
Milan, Italy + intro

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I am a MD and clinical pharmacologyst, with a strong background in projects and grants management and business. My life mission is to do everything in my power to "save lifes, preserve health and at least alleviate the suffering".
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Connor Buffel
Edmonton, Canada + intro

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I am interested in entrepreneurship because I think the best ideas come from small teams that are bold enough to innovate. In biotech, this innovation can fundamentally change the lives of people and/or enhance the overall performance of the healthcare system.
I have a Masters in Biomedical Technology and 4+ years of professional experience amongst a CRO, a pharmaceutical consulting firm, and a digital healthcare startup.
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Samuel-brown Ezeh
Bangor, United Kingdom + intro

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i am interested in biotech entrepreneurship due to it being part and parcel of my career path, and having knowledge of how biotechnology is shaping medicine, and molecular biology. Also, I come from Nigeria where entrepreneurship is budding and opportunities are abundant to make impact in science and technology. It is my wish to help bridge the gap and provide solutions to problems pertaining innovation and healthcare in my home country.

Presently I am a PhD student in Cancer studies at Bangor University where i am opening myself to breakthrough studies and throughput research and improvising materials and method stop achieve results. This affords me with a repertoire of skills and knowledge which is being constantly developed.
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claudia polito
rome, Italy + intro

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I'm interested in entrepreneurship and in meeting people with skills in this frame.
My research activities are in the field of Applied Physics focused to bio-medicine in the field of ionizing radiation detectors. Particularly, I work on imaging detectors for Nuclear Medicine.
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Wouter Meuleman
Cambridge, United States + intro

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Interested in epigenomics, gene regulation, genome organization and implications of these in human disease. Worked on an initial proof-of-concept for a startup around this theme, and have previous startup experience.
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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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Levana Sani
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I'm interested in bringing biotechnology in diagnostics and data analytics to improve healthcare decision making in developing communities. Having trained in Biochemistry and seeing conditions in rural Indonesia where I grew up, I see opportunities of scalable and affordable solutions for better decision making in healthcare.

I have experience in working in a microfinance start-up, and am currently heading operations in Indonesia for the Kairos Society (Asean). I am a Biochemist by training, and am currently working on a pharmacogenomics program in the Genome Institute of Singapore. As part of a previous project, I've contributed to a patent filing, and is experienced with writing business proposals.
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Arundithi Ananthanarayanan
Sinagpore, Singapore + intro

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Biotechnology or Biomedical engineering is one of the disciplines has an immense outreach, especially in terms of healthcare. Although, not trained in medicine, the understanding of disease mechanisms and detection has always fascinated me.
I am currently a PhD student at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore pursuing my thesis on the synthesis of nano particles, especially graphene and applications in sensing and imaging. I have experience on material synthesis and characterization, I have also worked on fluorescence sensing and fundamental studies like fluorescence imaging.
Apart from this I also have limited knowledge on drug delivery techniques and basic molecular biology techniques.
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Kaushik Choudhury
Mumbai, India + intro

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I have been trained in physics and I want to get into biotech - intriguing! Well, it's always pleasure to do physics, but what brings a little more pleasure and a sense of pride is - "This is what I have built-up using physics and yes, it can solve your problems". Exactly, this is the reason I want to get into entrepreneurship. Biotech attracts me because this is one way of making science reach to the masses and for a good reason.

I have specialised in optics and have been working on it for around 8 years now. I have fairly good understanding of optics and use of light as a probe. Last year, we (I and two of my teammates) have come up with a design (algorithm is in the test phase), for a device that is expected to raise an early alarm in case of MI, commonly known as heart-attack.
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Melanie Macgregor-Ramiasa
Adelaide, Australia + intro

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I'm a chemical engineer by training and have extensive experience in the field of material science, interfacial chemistry, nanoparticlate (including nanocomposite organic+minerals). I currently focused on the development of smart nanothin polymer coatings for applications in the field of biotechnology including biosenors, and diagnostic device and low fowling surfaces and more.
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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. My background is in clinical dentistry and I have some research experience in the field of regenerative medicine/material science.
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John Chu
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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Mr Chu is a seasoned business executive who had progressed from analyst roles to CXO and director positions through a variety of corporate functions such as project finance, corporate planning, marketing, communications, business development, human resources, accounting and information systems, across industries such as management consulting, information technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, education and energy during a career history of more than twenty years to date for organizations ranging from start-up to large or multi-national corporations, with experience in line management and responsibilities for budget, P&L, compliance and setting KPIs, policies and procedures, across Australia, China and Singapore.

Mr Chu had held in Australia a number of public appointments such as
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Luke Macyszyn
Los Angeles, United States + intro

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I am a medical professional specializing in neurosurgery. I am an attending clinical neurosurgeon at the University of California in Los Angeles and I am experienced in treating complex spinal deformities using state of the art surgical techniques. I also have had the opportunity to work with machine learning technologies for biomedical image analysis during my research fellowships. I believe that combining machine learning with advanced biomedical image analysis can usher in a new era of cutting edge minimally invasive spine surgery. I also have substantial expertise in developing and deploying hospital picture archiving and communication system (PACS) systems after having done so during my residency years.
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