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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Mladen Stojanovic
Chemistry
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Working for your own company and building it from nothing but an idea and enthusiasm is the highest level of personal achievement. Taking responsibility, pushing own creativity, enjoying in other team members' prosperity is everything that entrepreneur will want to have. It is time for the ultimate level of personal involvement. Being a 31 years old, I have had time to try and test different experiences: from DJ-ing and building a sewerage as a construction worker and member of a handball representation of University (Belgrade) to being a government official, solder and Marie Curie PhD researcher at Imperial College London. My skills would not be unique but will broad: organic synthesis, public presentation, marketing and design, management.
Contact Mladen at: m.stojanovic@imperial.ac.uk
Malathi Mathiyazhakan
Biology|Engineering
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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Currently a PhD student at NTU, working on external stimuli-triggered drug delivery platforms. Technical Skills include nanoparticle synthesis, cell culture, microbiology, genetic engineering and molecular biology techniques. Interested to work on projects that focuses on developing therapeutics or diagnostics for infectious diseases .
Contact Malathi at: malathi001@e.ntu.edu.sg
Inseyah Bagasrawala
Biology|Chemistry
Farmington, United States + intro

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I want to learn the way entrepreneurship works to be able to set up my own venture in the future. I am currently taking an entrepreneurship class training myself to understand all the business related basics required to fulfill, in addition to my biology and chemistry background, before starting my own biotech.
Contact Inseyah at: inseyah.bagasrawala@gmail.com
Rory Ryan
Business|Design|Engineering
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a highly creative, entrepreneurial engineer. I am passionate about creating products and services to help to improve and save lives. I am looking to connect with people that have a similar mind-set.

My passion for innovation has led me to build a robotic prosthetic arm, model Segways and kinetic art in my free time. I have designed drones, wearable technology gadgets, energy generation devices and flying machines.

As President of a student society I increased members from 60 to 500 people in 6 months, daily managing 12 committee members.

I have industry experience of the Biomedical engineering and Oil and Gas production industries. I am currently studying Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management MSc at Imperial College London.
Contact Rory at: rorywilliamryan@gmail.com
Rowina Westermeier
Biology
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.
Contact Rowina at: rowina@gmx.net
Indraneil Basu
Business|Biology|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I spent several years in clinical medicine before transitioning into Management Consulting. Over the years I have worked in some of the U.K.'s top scientific institutions and contributed to the strategy of global companies including leading pharmaceutical companies and healthcare organisations. I feel I have a well rounded skill set to help drive forward new innovations in a sector for which I have directly relevant expertise.
Contact Indraneil at: Basu.indraneil@bcg.com
Victoria Kubinski
Law
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada + intro

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Clearly a lot of important ideas floating around our world, they just need to be developed. As a current student in law, I can bring the potential legal knowledge required to develop some of these projects.
Contact Victoria at: vkubinsk@ualberta.ca
Anna-Lena Schaupp
Biology|Medicine
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a final year DPhil student in immunology with a keen interest in developing business ideas and helping to create innovate new healthcare solutions. My expertise lies in basic and translational biomedical research and I would love to collaborate in the formation of a new biotech start-up that has the potential to positively impact patients’ lives.
Contact Anna-Lena at: anna.schaupp@gmail.com
Osman Aslam
Chemistry|Medicine
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom + intro

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Hello, I’m currently a final year medical student whom has a PhD in organic chemistry. I’m interested in creating new technology which has a focus on healthcare. I am currently in the process of recruiting staff to develop an app which I believe would be highly desirable in healthcare. If you would like to get involved, get in touch and let’s make something great :)!
Contact Osman at: o.aslam@ncl.ac.uk
Yadi Younse
Business|Law|Finance
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.
Contact Yadi at: yadi@alumni.ucla.edu
Kathryn Lessard
Business|Design|Medicine
Kingston, Canada + intro

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I have an idea for a new pharmacological intervention for asthma and I am looking to develop a team to enter the OneStart competition. This is a unique intervention, which is targeting the smooth muscle constrcition and bronchospasm component of asthma. While I have a background in LifeSciences and government, I am looking to add members to my team with experience in Business, pharmacology, marketing, or respiratory physiology. Any experience with patents is also appreciated. Message me if you are interested and I will provide more information about the project!
Contact Kathryn at: kathryn.lessard@queensu.ca
Noah Mesfin
Biology|Design|Engineering|Informatics
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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Having recently joined a BBSRC iCASE project which aims for students to gain both academic and industrial expertise as well as in my case, theoretical (metabolic modelling) and experimental techniques, I want to follow the direction of applying my skills for translating research into applications. Currently learning a wide swathe of skills including software engineering and metabolic engineering, and so I will be well placed in a project from its inception in planning and designing strain development as well as feasibility analysis.
Contact Noah at: n.mesfin@brookes.ac.uk
Maaz Ashraf
Business|Physics|Maths/Statistics|Engineering
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.
Contact Maaz at: maazashraf36@gmail.com
Jonathan Smyth
Business|Law|Design
New York, United States + intro

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I have a passion for the advancement of emerging technologies with the potential to improve lives.
Contact Jonathan at: jrsmyth@popbiotech.com
Tunde Ogunrinola
Business|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a final year student at the UKs leading pharmacy school with a key interest in developing healthcare focused technology. Along with my strong healthcare background I have gained experience in consultancy, sales, clinical practice and R&D. As well as building and working on my own ideas, I would like to join a team interested in developing novel healthcare solutions.
Contact Tunde at: tunde_o@hotmail.com