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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Benedikt Kirchgaessler
Zürich, Switzerland + intro

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Seth Odoom
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Active interest in healthcare technology ventures. Postgraduate degree in Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship. Project management skills relevant to the creation of medtech startups.
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Aishah Prastowo
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I have an engineering background but now I work closely with biologist as I'm working on microfludics. I am interested in interdisciplinary research and even have a formal degree (masters) on it - so I'm eager to add business as one more subject to learn to enrich my interdisciplinary experience!
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Jakub Trzebinski
Luzern, Switzerland + intro

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I have a PhD form Chemistry and substantial experience in med tech industry - from idea generation to launching a product. Happy to help regardless of where you are with your idea.
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Caitlin Baiduc
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.
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Juan Sebastian Giraldo Losada
London, United Kingdom + intro

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This is an incredibly exciting time to be involved in Biotech Entrepreneurship. Impressive advances are being continuously achieved as the field gradually transforms into Synthetic Biology. The possibilities to revolutionize science, technology, the economy and society are staggering.

I envision a future where efficient nanoscale engineering will transform cells and molecules into programmable microrobots and nanomachines that will operate multiple tasks within human cells and tissues.

As a senior genetics student with an in-depth expertise in Molecular & Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, experimental design, biostatistics, and exceptional interests in Machine Learning, Big Data, Computational Modelling and Evolutionary & Genetic Programming, I wish to take part in shaping the future.
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Naeem Dowlut
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am studying both medicine and bioengineering as undergraduate student based in London. I have also completed several business/entrerpreneurship courses. I am very interested in entrepreneurship evidenced by being part of 'Doctorpreneurs' and a new UK initiative in developing med-tech entrepreneurship among UK universities. I myself am in the process of identifying a medical problem and hope to begin gathering a team in the near future for the next Onestart Round. I am very happy to talk to all of you here, whether you're an established biotech entrepreneur or a budding entrepreneur in the same boat as me, looking for co-founders. I'm happy to collaborate.
All the best!
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Danial Hussain
Charlottesville, United States + intro

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As an undergraduate Rodman Scholar at the University of Virginia studying Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science, I am passionate about learning about cutting edge biotechnology. I am involved with several entrepreneurial efforts on grounds and am in the process of launching my first start-up. I am willing to commit time and energy to gathering information and applying skills that I have such as application development, programming, and design thinking, to building ideas that will shape the future.
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Yaojin Sun
Knoxville, United States + intro

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Xiang Ji
Dublin, Ireland + intro

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I had my master degree in Material Engineering in UCD, Ireland. I see the biotech area as the key to solve many different human health problems in the future, which will get more serious and will greatly influence the living quality of people everywhere.

Currently, I’m the Co founder of a startup biotechnology company called Ourobotics from 2015, I have been involved in startup competitions in China. Recently we came second in 'Changshu-Ireland Startup Competition’.

During my time at UCD, I have gained knowledge in material, mechanical, business and marketing and really want to put those skills into use.
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Sergii Kolodych
Strasbourg, France + intro

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PhD in organic Chemistry with vast experience in Biology and Entrepreneurship. Two years ago I co-founded a biotech company developing novel immuno-oncology drugs. We were the finalists of OneStart 2014 and raised a total of 700k€ of non-dilutive financing up to this point.
I am eager to share my skills and expertise, both in business and science, with emerging biotechnology startups.
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Michele Becce
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a materials engineer, always looking for new challenges and opportunities.
Thanks to my background in engineering, I gained an analytical way of thinking, being able to deal with problems, identifying their causes and reaching their solutions. This has been further enhanced during my years abroad, in which I have had responsibilities for different projects, and I learnt how to be independent in dealing with the diverse issues that can arise in them.
In addition to this, since my work and studies often involved working with people from various different backgrounds, I think that my communication and teamwork skills have been enhanced and refined throughout the years. I have learned how to express, motivate and sustain my opinions, and also how to listen, and organize ideas from others
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Xuan Li
Erlangen, Germany + intro

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Biotech is a promise way leading us to the human wellness in the future.
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Sabna Cheemadan
Paris, France + intro

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Its so exciting to see dreams shaping into reality which could have an impact on the society we live. I am a Biologist who believes in the potential of microRNAs as Bio-therapeutics for certain conditions. I would be glad to offer my skills and ideas in microRNA based therapeutics if anyone shares the same interest.
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Desyree Jesus
Bay Area, CA, United States + intro

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I am a postdoc with 12 years of experience in research, mainly infectious disease. Research in academia does not motivate me anymore, because I do not see the impact of my work on people's lives. So, I started looking more into the biotech world and recently got very interested in the business side. Being part of a team of smart and passionate people, that want to change healthcare is in alignment with my career priorities. I also think it will be amazing to learn so many new things outside of research and be able to build something from scratch. I have been looking into jobs in start-ups because I like the mentality. So, why not start my own? I bring years of research experience, analytical and problem solving skills, communication skills and a passion for learning and collaborating.
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