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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Toby McMaster
Business|Biology|Maths/Statistics|Medicine
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I entered OneStart two years ago via the co-founder hub, making it to the bootcamp stage with my team. Two years on I feel I am even better equipped to offer both communication and technical skills, having since worked in Communications at the World Health Organization and in a lab setting on Antimicrobial Resistance. I recently finished a degree in pharmacology and am currently completing a year in Management studies including economics.
I have a particular interest in antimicrobial resistance but would be interested to hear from a team focusing on any biotech area. I want to go at least one better this time around by making the semi-finals, and would love to help use my experience from last year's competition to help take a team right through to the final stage of the competition.
Contact Toby at: toby_mcmaster@hotmail.co.uk
Marc Chevrette
Business|Biology|Chemistry|Informatics
Wisconsin, United States + intro

Brief intro
I'm an entrepreneur-scientist with a microbial genomics, secondary metabolite biosynthesis, DNA sequencing, and molecular biology background. I'm experienced in the development of novel applications using computational biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, and genomic sequencing approaches, most recently as the Head of Experimental Genomics at Warp Drive Bio and currently as a member of the Genetics department and the Currie Lab at the University of Wisconsin. I have specific expertise and interest in translational microbial science, especially natural products biosynthesis, drug discovery, chemical ecology, and molecular engineering.
Contact Marc at: chevrm@gmail.com
Joht Chandan
Business|Design|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I am a final year medical student who has already self-coded a few med health apps and can bring a lot to a team. Also i started my own health technology business which i had to temporarily put on hold to finish my degree so i can offer a lot of experience for someone who is studying medicine in London
Contact Joht at: joht1@hotmail.com
Manoj Leelananda
Business|Physics|Maths/Statistics|Engineering
Edmonton, Canada + intro

Brief intro
I am currently working as a Product Manager in ISO certified Biomedical Company and I have more than 4 years of experience in this field. Therefore, I am equipped with good technical knowledge about almost all available biomedical instruments under world renewed brands, especially in the haematology analyzers. I completed my MSc in Applied Electronics and have good knowledge in Ardiuno, Processing, Java and Matlab Programming. I have basic knowledge about FPGA and Raspberry Pi , embedded systems (PIC & Atmega) Programming (Mikro C & C), computer Architecting Programming and JavaScript programming. I would like to put my skills in any related field.
I am a hardworking, result oriented individual with a good team working capabilities.
Contact Manoj at: mddilhara@gmail.com
Solomon Ekegbu
Business|Finance|Engineering|Informatics
Kuala-lumpur , Malaysia + intro

Brief intro
Biotech has always been something i have always wanted to do since childhood, technology as a whole has always fascinated and captivated me. Entrepreneurship is something i love, perhaps it is as a result of coming from entrepreneurship oriented family.

I have always wanted to focus my entrepreneurial goals in sectors like biotech, pharmaceuticals, cloud computing, software, robotics and artificial intelligence.

I believe i can be a great entrepreneur, i am willing to do anything to realise the success of a business. My greatest ability is the potential to learn new things.

I love biotechnology, companies like Gilead, Amgen, Juno therapeutics, Biogen who have devoted research to discover and defeat rare diseases have always inspired me.
Contact Solomon at: solodbestboy@gmail.com
Xi Shi
Biology
cambridge, United States + intro

Brief intro
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
Marya Ahmed
Biology|Chemistry|Engineering|Medicine
Toronto, Canada + intro

Brief intro
Development of precisely tuned polymer peptide-drug conjugates for drug delivery
Codelviery of drugs for cancer treatment is a routine approach in clinics. However, the treatment poses several issues, such as different cellular uptakes and biodistribution of two different drugs. The development of carefully tuned polymer-peptide vectors would allow site specific attachment of each drug to the polymer-peptide backbone, hence fixing the molar ratio of two drugs per polymer chain.
Contact Marya at: maryaahmed9@gmail.com
Nishant Jain
Biology|Finance|Medicine
MUMBAI, India + intro

Brief intro
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.
Contact Nishant at: nishantjain1988@gmail.com
Kadi Liis Saar
Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Engineering
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I have a background (BA, MEng) in chemical engineering and biotechnology. I am currently pursuing a PhD in biophysics focusing on:
-developing biological photovoltaic cells for cheap renewable energy generation;
-building state-of-the-art tools for studying and characterising proteins
-developing early stage diagnostics and treatments for neurodegenerative diseases
I am using microfluidics and microdroplets (single cell studies) as a research tool among biophysical tools.

I am interested in technology development, biotechnology, microfluidics, novel sensing approaches, soft-robotics, energy generation, distribution and efficiency, data science, geopolitics etc.
Contact Kadi Liis at: kls78@cam.ac.uk
Aimen Durrani
Business|Design
Lahore, Pakistan + intro

Brief intro
I have an idea. I am looking for co-founders with a strong background in design/IT or marketing.
Contact Aimen at: aimen.durrani@gmail.com
Cheryl Maduro
Biology|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I have a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and I am interested in Biotech entrepreneurship in London. Alongside my PhD I attended courses relating to business development, negotiations and opportunity identification. Moreover, I am following a 3 month internship at WSF, an Accelerator, at which I am gaining hands-on experience on the early stages of a start-up and I am helping WSF set up a health acceleration program. My passion for science, interest in cutting edge research and hypothesis-driven approach to problem solving are a combination that would allow me to translate scientific innovation from ideas to commercial reality and is something which I want to further develop. I would welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss my interests and added value further.
Contact Cheryl at: cheryl_maduro@hotmail.com
hui wang
Chemistry|Design
New York, United States + intro

Brief intro
I am very interested in biotech entrepreneurship.
as a young man, with my own ambition, I am alway eager to start my own business. Nowadays, with the thriving development of biotechnology and it's application to the real world, I am very happy if I could be part of it.
as for me, I obtain my BS in chemical engineering, then I got my PhD in synthetic organic chemistry, right now I am postdoc in mount sinai (drug descovery, medicinal chemist), therefore, I am very good at organic synthesis and certain knowledge of biology.
I would be very happy to find someone to work together and achieve the goal.
Contact hui at: kkrealman_wh@hotmail.com
David McCormick
Business|Finance|Medicine
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
Over 12 years working at country level Pharmaceutical Sales & Marketing positions, resulting in UK Franchise lead for a portfolio of products for Blue chip pharma. Recently set-up outsource company providing compliance and regulatory advice. Experience in strategic planning, supporting target product profile, marketing, digital marketing, operations.
Contact David at: dave.m.mccormick@gmail.com
Mai Elfarnawany
Business|Physics|Engineering|Medicine
London, Canada + intro

Brief intro
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.
Contact Mai at: mai.elfarnawany@gmail.com
Margarita Shinder
Business|Biology|Law|Medicine
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I bring a wealth of pharmaceutical business experience from my consulting and in-house experience at Gilead Sciences. I have additionally been ingrained in the innovation and entrepreneurship communities in Oxford, San Francisco, and New York for the past 7 years. I currently work at Oxford University Innovation, helping researchers commercialise their intellectual property through spinouts and licensing deals.
Contact Margarita at: margarita.shinder@gmail.com