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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John Barrett
Business|Biology|Engineering
Chicago, United States + intro

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PhD Student in the Tirrell Lab at the University of Chicago. Interested in vaccines and biomaterials for immunoengineering.
Contact John at: jcb13@outlook.com
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
Sascha Alles
Biology|Chemistry|Engineering|Medicine
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.
Contact Sascha at: salles@neurocajal.com
Margarita Shinder
Business|Biology|Law|Medicine
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I bring a wealth of pharmaceutical business experience from my consulting and in-house experience at Gilead Sciences. I have additionally been ingrained in the innovation and entrepreneurship communities in Oxford, San Francisco, and New York for the past 7 years. I currently work at Oxford University Innovation, helping researchers commercialise their intellectual property through spinouts and licensing deals.
Contact Margarita at: margarita.shinder@gmail.com
Michele Becce
Biology|Chemistry|Design|Engineering
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
Contact Michele at: michele.becce@gmail.com
Stergios Kr
Design|Informatics
Dundee, United Kingdom + intro

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UI/UX Designer studying towards a Master's degree in User Experience Design at University of Dundee. My MSc degree is focused on user research, HCI and psychology, which gives me a deeply knowledge of user experience.

I have almost 2 years professional experience in a B2B firm which consults life sciences. In my position I was responsible to design and develop digital solutions for pharmaceutical companies.
Contact Stergios at: stergi17@gmail.com
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
Jiyeob Kim
Chemistry|Physics|Maths/Statistics|Engineering
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I have knowledge of various materials such as metals and polymers which can be used for possible biotech purposes. I would be more than happy to share my knowledge to contribute for technology in healthcare.
Contact Jiyeob at: jyk32@cam.ac.uk
Neil Dubey
Business|Medicine
Cambridge, United States + intro

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I am an MD/MBA student from Washington DC, currently reading for MBA at Judge Business School at Cambridge. I am taking a break from my final year of medical school at George Washington University. I have experience doing medical consulting at a startup in Silicon Valley, where I developed a passion for working in a small group to disrupt healthcare delivery.

I am looking to provide medical expertise, business strategy and leadership to a team that is passionate and innovative.
Contact Neil at: neildubey@gmail.com
Desyree Jesus
Biology|Medicine
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.
Contact Desyree at: desymf@yahoo.com.br
Michal Lipka
Business|Physics|Engineering
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Hi there! I'm a 3rd year PhD student in Biomedical Materials (with obvious interest in the healthcare sector).

I've got a great training and a lot of entrepreneurial experience during OneStart 2014 (I founded a project that has got to the semi-finals) as well as other initiatives (Virgin Pitch to Rich 2015). I have good leadership skills, like pitching ideas and preparing application forms. I've also spent many hours on talks with TTOs about IP protection, product design, etc. Happy to serve with both my entrepreneurial skills and/or scientific training to person with a great idea.

I'm a trained physicist working on an engineering project where a lot of biology and chemistry is involved, soI've got good multidisciplinary background + problem solving and design optimisation skills.
Contact Michal at: m.a.lipka@qmul.ac.uk
Levana Sani
Business|Biology|Maths/Statistics
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I'm interested in bringing biotechnology in diagnostics and data analytics to improve healthcare decision making in developing communities. Having trained in Biochemistry and seeing conditions in rural Indonesia where I grew up, I see opportunities of scalable and affordable solutions for better decision making in healthcare.

I have experience in working in a microfinance start-up, and am currently heading operations in Indonesia for the Kairos Society (Asean). I am a Biochemist by training, and am currently working on a pharmacogenomics program in the Genome Institute of Singapore. As part of a previous project, I've contributed to a patent filing, and is experienced with writing business proposals.
Contact Levana at: levana.l.sani@gmail.com
Juan Sebastian Giraldo Losada
Biology|Maths/Statistics|Informatics
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.
Contact Juan Sebastian at: Juan.S.Giraldo@outlook.com
Kaushik Rangarajan
Business|Biology|Chemistry|Engineering
Wageningen, Netherlands + intro

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A post graduate in Biotechnology with experience in Bioprocess Engineering, Fermentation Technology, Cell culture and Medical Biotechnology. I have developed practical knowledge on modelling and analysis of biological systems. I have also minored in Finance and Economics and hence can analyse projects from different perspectives. I am also passionate about Biomedical Engineering, Climate Change adaptation and Entrepreneurship.
Contact Kaushik at: kausri2008@gmail.com
Mateusz Ciasnocha
Business
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Are you looking for a “business person” needed to make your venture a successful one? Look no further, as you have found Mateusz! He is curious, exciting and dedicated individual who not only has formal education in the field of Business Administration, as he studied at one of the most international business school in the world – Hult International Business School. Moreover, Mateusz possesses extensive knowledge and experience on working with start-ups and bringing them to the next level thanks to his role within Oxford Entrepreneurs and mentoring position at Beta-Start. Finally, having studied in San Francisco, Dubai and Shanghai Mateusz not only knows about business, but also has excelled in cross-cultural communication and high performing teams.

I am looking forward to help you out!
Contact Mateusz at: mciasnocha@wp.pl