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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Suneel Reddy
Berlin, Germany + intro

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I am keenly interested in bringing the ideas from bench to business. During my PhD and postdoc periods I have been involved in finding and understanding how the new findings are made in laboratory environment. I have developed keen interest in transforming and further applying my findings and gained knowledge into real life situations. This would enable not only make use of the research findings but also enable wealth generation for the society.
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Bramasta Nugraha
Basel, Switzerland + intro

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After being extensively trained in biotech and pharma fields during my academic history, I am interested to jump into entrepreneurship to transform ideas into reality that can be sold. In biotech fields, there are just tons of ideas can be generated but without stimulating entrepreneurship this can only be just lab-bench results. With entrepreneuship we can expand those ideas for 'real' applications. I am extensively trained in polymeric materials science for biomaterials as well as in 3D cell
culture technology for biomedical applications.
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Yanmin Ji
San Diego, United States + intro

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Currently enrolled in a highly ranked university of experience cooperating with colleagues, and also designing and doing research independently. Having been doing research in both biomedical engineering and biotechnology fields for multiple years. Have developed a deep love of research in science, but still keep the engineering spirit.
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Manoj Leelananda
Edmonton, Canada + intro

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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.
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Malathi Mathiyazhakan
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 .
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esmaeel gholizadeh
Amol, Iran (Islamic Republic of) + intro

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In my point of view Biotech entrepreneurship is a way to fulfill my dreams and make it feasible. I have a good background in food technology, especially in food chemistry, and nutrition sciences as well. I can easily deal with groups because i am very outgoing. I also am experienced at sport (fitness and physical readiness since i was a child) and i know how people can manage their weight in the best way and consequently get rid of complications of obesity or under-nutrition and related problems and disease. In addition to the issues listed, i recently cooperate in a cohort study as a "responsible for the nutrition Section". I would be my pleasure to share my skills and knowledge with you.The combination of knowledge and experience can help up to strongly going forward.
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Keith Tsui
Hong Kong, Hong Kong + intro

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Being a junior doctor, I see numerous unmet medical needs. In order to truly help patients, I am determined to bring innovative research from bench to bedside and create solutions to help patients.
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Sascha Alles
Edmonton, Canada + intro

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NeuroCajal strives to push beyond the confines of our current understanding and uncover the hidden secrets of our nervous systems to put an end to chronic pain, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases and disorders.
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Luigi Palumbo
Hong Kong, Hong Kong + intro

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My Master thesis was in Biotech companies' innovation and internationalization. I did a series of case studies across companies in Italy and in the US, and I became passionate about that industry. My professional patter brought me on the IT side for 4 years, now it may be the right time to apply my skills and knowledge on a different field. I bring my skills in Sales, Finance, IT at functional level, and - above all - a great passion to learn and apply new things.
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Joanna Koszela
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!
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John Crissy
Kenya, Kenya + intro

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Hey there I love biotech.
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Marya Ahmed
Toronto, Canada + intro

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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.
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Usman Ahmed
Birmingham, United Kingdom + intro

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As a surgical trainee, I am developing a broad skill set in both clinical and academic settings with extensive experience in medicine, teaching, research and management. I completed my PhD (Warwick 2013) into the novel field of protein damage in joint disease which has brought me to biotech entrepreneurship in which I have had a long held interest. I have skills to offer in terms of development, translation and application of ideas to healthcare.
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Eric Qiao
Sydney, Australia + intro

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Eric is a young and energetic business development associate, who specialising in China-focused business development. Eric dedicated to liaising and building long-lasting relationships with Chinese biopharma companies, developing strategies for China market entry as well as attracting funds or investments from China. Prior to joining Bio-Link, Eric was a scientific researcher at University of New South Wales and University of Adelaide. He has experience in a broad field, such as cancer, virology, biochemistry, stem cell and developmental biology. During this time, he has published six scientific peer-reviewed articles. Eric is about to complete his PhD study at the University of New South Wales. He was awarded Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) and First Class Honours.
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Manikam Sadasivam Saravanan
Utrecht, Netherlands + intro

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Nano-biotechnologist since 2007, experienced in R&D projects on spectrum of fields including Structural biology, Bio-photonics and Bio-physical Chemistry with excellent knowledge in applied Molecular Life science experiments. Currently working on Lipid/protein interaction and influence of drug candidates on model membrane system using different biophysical techniques, a molecular approach towards amyloid diseases.

I was self-motivated, with much of proven interests in research which I have demonstrated by publishing and presenting my works around the globe over 22 prestigious International Conferences.

The professional experiences and the projects I have taken part in are indicative of my ability to organize research work and carry out specific goal oriented business deals.
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