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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Melanie Macgregor-Ramiasa
Biology|Chemistry|Engineering
Adelaide, Australia + intro

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I'm a chemical engineer by training and have extensive experience in the field of material science, interfacial chemistry, nanoparticlate (including nanocomposite organic+minerals). I currently focused on the development of smart nanothin polymer coatings for applications in the field of biotechnology including biosenors, and diagnostic device and low fowling surfaces and more.
Contact Melanie at: melanie.ramiasa@unisa.edu.au
Frank Yu
Biology|Design|Engineering|Medicine
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.
Contact Frank at: frank.yin.yu@gmail.com
Jakub Florkiewicz
Business|Finance
Boston, United States + intro

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Expert in business strategy and commercialization models. MBA Candidate at Harvard. Former senior consultant at McKinsey & Company, team leader at European Spce Agency, with significant start-up experience.
Contact Jakub at: jflorkiewicz@mba2018.hbs.edu
Rosemarie Herbert
Biology|Design|Informatics
Clayton, Australia + intro

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I have a strong interest in biotech because I believe that its an essential part of the solution to some of the earth's problems. I think that a proactive approach is the only way to go, and that means getting up and getting on with it!

What I can bring to you is a wide range of abilities and knowledge in diverse areas.
- You want to study GM crops? I've got practical skills in genetics and bioinformatics.
- More interested in proteins and antibodies? I already have the lab skills in this area too.
- Want to do something in psychology? I've got a working knowledge of how drugs and psychiatric disorders interact.
- Need someone great with words? I've been blogging for years, and I know how to give a good presentation
Contact Rosemarie at: rosemarie.i.herbert@gmail.com
Wacy Su
Business|Biology|Design|Engineering
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.
Contact Wacy at: wacysu@gmail.com
Kylie Ellis
Business|Biology
ADELAIDE, Australia + intro

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I currently work in health research commercialisation in Australia and would love to use my background knowledge to work with start ups. I also have a PhD in neuroscience and contractual/licensing knowledge so come with well-rounded skills! I would also consider working with groups in different cities.
Contact Kylie at: kylie.ellis@adelaide.edu.au
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
Maniragav Manimaran
Business|Biology|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

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• UCL medical student with a strong understanding of physiology, anatomy and pharmacology etc...

• Pursuing a BSc in Medical Physics and Bioengineering.

• President of the UCL Entrepreneurs Society. Involved in the management of our very own student run VC-Fund.

• Motivated entrepreneur with experience in the consulting industry.
Contact Maniragav at: maniragav.manimaran.13@ucl.ac.uk
Alex Kucey
Business|Law|Finance
Edmonton, Canada + intro

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Dual degree JD/MBA, the law degree focused on corporate law and MBA in Finance. I can offer both legal and business expertise as one person, and this wide array of knowledge is valuable to any new start up.
After Finance, my interest through the MBA has been in entrepreneurship. I've started small companies of my own and also experienced first hand the process of starting a high tech business.
Contact Alex at: akucey@ualberta.ca
Efthymios Kostaras
Business|Biology|Law|Medicine
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.
Contact Efthymios at: Efthymios.kostaras@gmail.com
Wayne Jiang
Biology|Maths/Statistics|Finance|Medicine
Melbourne, Australia + intro

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I enjoy the process of finding novel technological solutions to problems in the healthcare sector. I possess a unique mix of knowledge from medicine, dentistry, finance and statistics.
Contact Wayne at: w.jiang1031@gmail.com
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
Lucas Wen
Design|Engineering
Waterloo, Canada + intro

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Top (currently rank 1) student in 3rd year Mechanical Engineering, pursuing an option in Bio-mechanics. Industry experience with high tolerance mechanical design. I hope to apply my design skills toward bone treatment for disabled individuals.
Contact Lucas at: lucaswencanada@gmail.com
Ezhilarasan Rajaram
Biology|Medicine
Munich, Germany + intro

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I am a PhD student curious about real world applications of biotechnology.
Contact Ezhilarasan at: rajaram.ezhilarasan@gmail.com
Caitlin Baiduc
Biology
Philadelphia, United States + intro

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I come from an interdisciplinary background, having completed training in the humanities and biological sciences. I currently work in a cGMP environment where we make translational medicine ("bench-to-bedside therapies") a reality. I am a strong multi-tasker with an acute awareness of deadlines. I am keen to connect with young entrepreneurs who seek to change the way we do medicine and with an ultimate eye to improving human health. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me to discuss any opportunities.
Contact Caitlin at: baiducc@mail.med.upenn.edu