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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Gokul Rajan
Mumbai, India + intro

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A graduate from IIT Bombay. Currently, a research fellow at the Center for Neural and Cognitive Sciences. Interested in science writing, basic research, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, healthcare, science policy &philosophy and technology/heath entrepreneurship.
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Rosemarie Herbert
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
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Ian Pieters
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I am currently completing my MBA in Cambridge and I want to make a transition to biotech.
I have always had an interest in medicine and would like to be part of something that can change the world.

I worked in the electricity industry for 6 years before starting my MBA.

I have project management, research, design and business skills to offer and lots and lots of passion!
Contact Ian at:
Andreas Reimer
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Seeking for entrepreneurship in healthcare innovation. I am a finished PhD and looking for job opportunities.
Skill set include development of world-class cell processing technologies and analysis of high-content data. Collaboration on and off campus on a daily basis.
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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.
Contact Manikam Sadasivam at:
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.
Contact Efthymios at:
Paola Torre
New York, Italy + intro

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During my PhD at University of Trento, Italy, and postgraduate experience at New York University, I devised emulsions and liposomes encapsulating biological molecules that I would like to commercialize. I developed these systems in a very multidisciplinary and international academic context but lacking of entrepreneurial spirit. I would be thrilled to join your program and bridge this gap, leading my interests towards the bioscience industry. I want to learn how to commercialize ideas and devices developed in research laboratories and how develop business models to initiate my own company.

My area of focus and interest varies from quantitative analysis to project management. I gained solid research, analytical and problem solving skills while working in academy but I miss a good knowledge
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Xin Geng
Philadelphia, United States + intro

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Synthetic chemistry & analytical chemistry
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Yvonne Teng
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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- Cancer research
- Translation diagnostics
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Salman Malik
Manchester, United Kingdom + intro

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Why am I interested? Keen to deliver impact through an early stage high-growth start up.
Skills: Engineering (Biomedical Engineering), Business
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Simon Jegan Porphy Jegathese
Monaghan Town, Ireland + intro

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My passion is in creating revolutionary products and tools that impact the lives of potentially millions of people is one of the fundamental reason. Also, I believe that the journey of starting a company is exciting and rewarding.
Myself a Scientist with 5 years of Industry research work experience, worked with Life Technologies and DuPont. Currently working a Industrial Biotechnology Start-up in Ireland. I would like to bring Upstream and Down Stream processing knowledge. My interests are in recombinant proteins & therapeutic proteins, enzymes for food, pharma, waste waters Industry and I have a strong background in doing Due diligence.
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Toby McMaster
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I entered OneStart two years ago via the co-founder hub, making it to the bootcamp stage with my team. Two years on I feel I am even better equipped to offer both communication and technical skills, having since worked in Communications at the World Health Organization and in a lab setting on Antimicrobial Resistance. I recently finished a degree in pharmacology and am currently completing a year in Management studies including economics.
I have a particular interest in antimicrobial resistance but would be interested to hear from a team focusing on any biotech area. I want to go at least one better this time around by making the semi-finals, and would love to help use my experience from last year's competition to help take a team right through to the final stage of the competition.
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Osman Aslam
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 :)!
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Jonathan Smyth
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.
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Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I have participated in creation of a data product for an health care company.
I have experience in working on web and IT related service;
I have developed a software product individually.

I believe in using data science to alleviate some of the health care problems we face nowadays in emerging economy: namely the uneven distribution of medical resources and medical knowledge.

Through the use of data science we can help doctors all over the world to make better decisions.

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