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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Jakub Trzebinski
Luzern, Switzerland + intro

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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.
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Robert Symmes
KINGSTON, ON, Canada + intro

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I'm a soon-to-be graduate from the Physics program at Queen's University, with a keen interest in the physics of cancer therapy. Currently I am completing my Honors Thesis at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, where I am performing preliminary Monte Carlo simulations for a new Cobalt-60 radiotherapy unit. This unit is a cheaper, more sustainable alternative to a Linac and could be a better option for cancer treatment in developing regions. I would be very interested in joining a biotech endeavor that is working to provide cheap, feasible health care technologies to developing countries.
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Martha Imprialou
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a postdoctoral scientist in bioinformatics in the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London. My research involves statistical analysis of large volumes of biological and clinical data for the identification of gene targets for diagnosis and treatment of rare autoimmune diseases. Before that, I completed a DPhil in Statistics and an MSc in Computer Science at the University of Oxford.

I see biotech entrepreneurship as a great platform to apply innovative science to provide tangible solutions to the healthcare industry, that have direct impact to people's lives. I would be a great fit to any project with a data analysis component – I am especially interested in personalised medicine and genetics.

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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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Dominik Glodzik
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.
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bin wei
knoxville, United States + intro

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I want to convert insights from biological, simulation, analysis and computational modeling to solve issues like human diseases. I have strong biomedical research. I am also good at communication with idea to convert biological problems into detailed programmable problems.
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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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Aaron Weil
San Francisco, United States + intro

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I am a designer in the bay area interested in assisting digital health start ups with the design of websites, apps, medical devices and wearable technology.
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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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Caodu Buren
Vancouver, Canada + intro

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I have startup experience of a nation-wide magazine, and am majored in Biology and Neuroscience, two fundamental fields that will be greatly translated into medicine soon in the following decades and ameliorate people's life quality and expand lifespan. Recently, I am learning management, finance, leadership, programming, and physics, these are the field that I need to know to run my company/companies. Most importantly, I have collecting and screening ideas that potentially become products or services, with enough funding and right team, that will change the world some day. I have good understanding and connections in China where I am from, also who has the largest market on the planet. With my connections with Mongolia and India, it would help our company to expand into Asia in future.
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Gokul Rajan
Mumbai, India + intro

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A graduate from IIT Bombay. Currently, a research fellow at the Center for Neural and Cognitive Sciences. Interested in science writing, basic research, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, healthcare, science policy &philosophy and technology/heath entrepreneurship.
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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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VictorLi Li
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.
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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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Manoharanehru Branavan
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a multidisciplinary research student with excellent knowledge in point-of-care, microfluidic, molecular (DNA) diagnostic device development. Possesses unique knowledge gained through interdisciplinary projects (academic and industrial collaborations) in sample preparation, nucleic acid assay development and product design. In 2012, I began my PhD at Brunel University within a large interdisciplinary group. My research focuses on the development of an integrated molecular diagnostic device for Point-of-Care testing in resource-limited settings.
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