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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Alexander Antoniou
Business|Design|Informatics|Medicine
Baltimore, United States + intro

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I am an optimistic and passionate hardworker who believes real change happens when a group of bright young professionals get together and build on each other's enthusiasm. My background is in medicine, business, and technology, and I've had prior experience with putting together a start-up. If you think BIG and you're constantly pushing for more, then we're a good match.
Contact Alexander at: alex@antoniou.net
Alfred Chin
Business|Biology|Chemistry|Medicine
Baltimore, United States + intro

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I am an undergraduate neuroscience and biophysics student intending to pursue an MD/PhD, and I have extensive research expertise in neurobiology, immunology, and pharmacology. I wish to be involved in biotech entrepreneurship that focuses on developing therapeutics. Please feel free to email me.
Contact Alfred at: achin14@jhu.edu
Joanna Koszela
Biology
Edinburgh, United Kingdom + intro

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With a recent PhD in cell biology, I am a postdoc developing novel assays applicable in preclinical drug discovery processes. I co-invented and developed a novel method for testing specific enzymatic reactions in a high-throughput manner, which is currently undergoing a European patent application process.

Besides my research skills, I gained experience in technology commercialisation and business development through my current work in a dynamically growing international network of innovative entrepreneurs, researchers and investors.

An enthusiastic team player with a strong background in molecular biology and drug discovery, with some experience in IP protection, technology commercialisation and investment, I am now looking to join a great team for a new, exciting challenge!
Contact Joanna at: jo.koszela@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
Grace Hatton
Business|Biology|Chemistry|Medicine
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.
Contact Grace at: gxh354@bham.ac.uk
Diana Kohlberg
Business|Design|Informatics
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.
Contact Diana at: djkohlberg@gmail.com
Ross Richardson
Physics|Maths/Statistics|Finance|Informatics
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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Biotech offers one of the most promising areas with which entrepreneurship can transform our lives for the better. I seek projects that can truly make a positive impact on the world, and allow me to apply and further develop my key skills of Problem Solving, Software Engineering, Maths, Physics and Finance. As a Post-doc Researcher and Software Developer in the Maths Institute at Oxford University, I love learning and challenging myself. I aim to be as adaptable and flexible as I possibly can be, and the variety of work required in founding a Biotech start-up offers, I believe, great opportunities for my own personal growth.
Contact Ross at: re_richardson@hotmail.com
Hussein Sharif
Business|Design|Engineering
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.
Contact Hussein at: hsharif2@gmail.com
Mark Pace
Business|Finance
Cambridge, United States + intro

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Biotech Entrepreneurship allows innovators to build products and solutions that have potential life changing impacts. My skill set relates primarily to finance and business development, but I've also started my own business in the past. Connecting the right ideas with the right minds is the recipe for success.
Contact Mark at: markpace87@gmail.com
Alexandre Colavin
Medicine
Stanford, United States + intro

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I am passionate about translating the basic science research I conduced at Stanford into the clinic. In February 2016, I co-founded Jungla with fellow scientist Carlos L. Araya at Stanford. We are committed to transforming advances at the interface of genomics and biophysics into diagnostic solutions. Over the past 3 years, we have developed powerful bioinformatic technologies to address critical needs in personalized medicine. We are motivated by a shared vision for converting genomic information into actionable information and synergies in our protected technologies.



Contact Alexandre at: alex@jungla.bio
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
Christine Lam
Biology|Medicine
Alameda, CA, United States + intro

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I'm fascinated by the application of biology to the everyday world and the use of medical research to immediately impact patient outcomes. I bring my diverse experiences in translational research, and a strong passion for medical research and helping patients and the medically under-served. I'm a recent graduate of UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology and currently a researcher at UCSF's Grand Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative. Most significantly during my undergrad, I studied antimalarial drug resistance in Uganda, presented an honors thesis on my undergraduate research on an engineered cardiac patch for post-infarction treatment, studied an important signalling pathway in liver cancer in Singapore's National Cancer Center, and studied leech embryonic development at Cal.
Contact Christine at: christineytlam@gmail.com
Matthew Miell
Biology
Stanford, CA, United States + intro

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Originally from the UK, I received my PhD from Edinburgh University studying chromatin structure in Robin Allshire's laboratory before moving to Stanford to enjoy the Californian weather as a postdoc in the Biochemistry department.

My current research in Aaron Straight's laboratory studies the regulation of protein networks at the centromeric region of chromosomes. This work aims to better understand how cells become cancerous by identifying how key centromeric protein complexes interact and are regulated to prevent chromosome mis-segregation - the most common hallmark of human solid tumor cells.

As well as using molecular cloning and mammalian tissue culture techniques, my work specializes in the use of single molecule imaging, protein production / purification, and mass spectrometry.
Contact Matthew at: mmiell@stanford.edu
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
Diogo Santos
Biology|Engineering|Informatics|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Master degree in Bioengineering.

Currently PhD at UCL.

Fields of Expertise: medical devices; signal processing; image analysis; bid data analyses; microscopy and tissue regeneration.
Contact Diogo at: drsantos989@gmail.com