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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Adriana De La Garza
New York City, United States + intro

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I started out planning to be in academia for life, but throughout my career I discovered that I would like to work on directly applicable research and providing tangible and useful options/products for people.

My current work is all done at the bench, I am very experienced in all the basic molecular biology and biochemistry techniques (think CRISPR editing, protein design and purification, RNA work, confocal microscopy, PCR, cloning, etc).

In the past I have worked with clinical samples in a massive scale to determine certain genetic traits. I am currently in an institution associated with a hospital, so I believe arrangements for collaborations and use of patient samples are possible in the future if needed by the project.
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Yadi Younse
Los Angeles, United States + intro

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Background in international business and business development/marketing. Interest in STEM projects and helping bring an innovative idea that improves people's lives.
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Shruti Narasimham
Dublin, Ireland + intro

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Looking for a MBA/Biomedical Engineering candidate with entrepreneurial experience? Then ping me!

I am presently pursing my PhD in Trinity College in Neural Engineering and I am also a part of the IESE Business School's Young Talent MBA Program.

With over five years of experience in the biomedical sector, I come with a strong skill set that includes business development, healthcare entrepreneurship, biomedical and electrical engineering and medical imaging.

I believe that a combination of science and entrepreneurship will drive biomedical innovation, and decide the future of healthcare. The biomedical industry presents a phenomenal capacity for innovation, which lies at the intersection of governmental, educational, and commercial institutions. I aim to spear head this innovation.
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Matthew Miell
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.
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Ferenc Fazekas
Hamden, United States + intro

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Fulbright | MBA | Entrepreneur | Agile PM | IoT

A Fulbright MBA student, specializing in Healthcare Management, looking for innovative teams working on preventive solutions enabled by technology. Interested in preventive screening methods, 24/7 digital health monitoring solutions (IoT), or any undisclosed forms of prevention.
Graduated as Business IT Manager in Budapest, HU; worked as Business IT Consultant, later IT Project Manager for various companies, meanwhile always active in the start-up community. Mobile and gadget enthusiast.

For various family related reasons, decided to use the acquired Business and IT knowledge in disease prevention, and help people stay healthy.
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Wacy Su
San Francisco, United States + intro

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I work in engineering consulting for biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Specialize in scale up from lab to clinical to manufacturing. Familiar with industrial design, equipment validation, and FDA compliance.
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Joost van Haasteren
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I am currently a PhD student at the University of Oxford looking for exciting opportunities to apply my talents. I work on the cutting edge of science; Gene Therapy, and have experience in nanoparticle and viral vector design and production whilst working on gene addition and gene editing approaches.

I would love to be part of a team that is motivated to make the most out of their ideas, in any area of biotechnology.

If you have any questions about me or you want to discuss your start-up ideas please feel free to contact me.
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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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Hugo Perrier
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am new to biotech but I can bring my physics , nuclear engineering (Radiation applications) and my programing skills (Python, C++ ...).

I had courses on radiobiology and radiation protection during my Master.

I am very interesting in joining a team of entrepreneurs, please do not hesitate to contact me for further info.
Hugo Perrier
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Kim Loh
Melbourne, Australia + intro

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Biotech entrepreneurship will give me the opportunity to learn and ultimately translate my scientific breakthrough into a commercial product that will benefit the lives and health of countless individuals. I have strong background in biomedical research specifically in diabetes, obesity and neuroendocrinology research fields.
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Max Lehnus
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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Before starting my PhD in biomedical engineering at Cambridge, I received a BSc in genetics, a Msc in nanotechnology, and co-founded an e-health startup that raised €500k.

During my doctorate, I have been focusing on pathogen detection methods and on the development of diagnostic devices.

Concurrently with my PhD, I have also been working as a postgraduate mentor at Cambridge Uni, as head of business development for a local startup, and as project manager for OBR.

This is a great time for me to become a Onestart co-founder and apply my scientific knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to help set up a successful startup. Feel free to contact me as I would be happy to discuss a potential collaboration.

P.S. In my free time, I like to row, do crossfit, cook and sing.
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Maaz Ashraf
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.
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Frank Yu
Boston, United States + intro

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I am inquisitive in identifying healthcare problems and passionate in finding solutions to improve human health. This curiosity and passion has led me to explore a broad spectrum of research from stem cell biology to biomaterials science and regenerative medicine. I would like to see myself as an perseverant researcher who would continue to ask innovative questions and a creative problem solver in applying engineering principles for better development of regenerative medicine therapies. I am also dedicated in moving innovative technologies from bench to bedside to benefit patients.
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Efthymios Kostaras
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Biotech enterpreneurship is a dynamic concept that stems from the integration of science , clinical practice and the business sector. My aim would be to work for innovative projects that could improve public health and personalised medicine approaches.
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Rowina Westermeier
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I am interested in biotech entrepreneurship as I believe it turn the potential created by research into real benefit for people. I bring experience from various biological fields, ranging from biochemistry to genetics to obstetrics and gynaecology and marine biology. During my PhD project I set up a synthetic model of the cell to produce large amounts of protein which is difficult to obtain through other methods.
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