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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Xin Geng
Philadelphia, United States + intro

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Synthetic chemistry & analytical chemistry
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Dan Cojocari
Toronto, Canada + intro

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I'm really passionate about bringing emerging biotechnology to patients that could benefit from it. Previously, I have been part of such projects and learned a lot from the experience. I bring extensive scientific knowledge from the pharmaceutical, cancer research, and business strategy fields.
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Noah Mesfin
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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Having recently joined a BBSRC iCASE project which aims for students to gain both academic and industrial expertise as well as in my case, theoretical (metabolic modelling) and experimental techniques, I want to follow the direction of applying my skills for translating research into applications. Currently learning a wide swathe of skills including software engineering and metabolic engineering, and so I will be well placed in a project from its inception in planning and designing strain development as well as feasibility analysis.
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Tri Luong
Berkeley, California, United States + intro

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After 4 years of investment banking (finance) and 3 years of operations experience, I want to take the next big step - which is to help found a company that turns important science and research into a commercial solution. I love working with scientists and researchers and I want to help them decrease the execution risk involved in starting a company. I have extensive expertise in market sizing, financial modeling, company valuation, marketing companies, fundraising, and day-to-day operations. I'm back at business school (Berkeley Haas) to pursue this goal. I believe that science is the most important part of any solution, but strong business expertise is necessary to get that solution to market. I want to be that missing piece of your start up team! I look forward to meeting y'all!
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Mark Hammond
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Undergrad and PhD in Neuroscience & Artificial Intelligence focused on understanding role of modulation on information processing as a more realistic pharma model. 7 years in tech commercialisation, 5 at Imperial Innovations running the accelerator and building early stage companies (mainly focused on customer acquisition strategy, positioning and fundraising) across digital healthcare, food, energy and therapeutics.
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Inna Pertsovskaya
Fleet, United Kingdom + intro

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I'm an experienced Biomedical scientist with a particular interest in Systems biology and Bioinformatics for Drug Discovery. I run a bioinformatics outsourcing company Pepper Biology and looking for co-founders and new projects
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Marc Chevrette
Wisconsin, United States + intro

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I'm an entrepreneur-scientist with a microbial genomics, secondary metabolite biosynthesis, DNA sequencing, and molecular biology background. I'm experienced in the development of novel applications using computational biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, and genomic sequencing approaches, most recently as the Head of Experimental Genomics at Warp Drive Bio and currently as a member of the Genetics department and the Currie Lab at the University of Wisconsin. I have specific expertise and interest in translational microbial science, especially natural products biosynthesis, drug discovery, chemical ecology, and molecular engineering.
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Edmund Lee
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I am a behavioral and data scientists specializing in statistical modelling in health, science and technology research. As a data scientist, I use data analytical tools to address big questions in health and technology sectors - such as understanding the psychological reasons for making health decisions or acceptance of technology. My works have been published in top journals such as Journal of Health Communication and Journal of Nanoparticle Research. I look forward to meeting and working with people who have a passion to use data analytics to address issues in health and science sectors.
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Nicolas Keller
München, Germany + intro

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I got infected with the biotech virus when I started a team for iGEM 2010 and I never looked back. I am highly interdisciplinary and probably could even help you out in the wet lab when in a real pinch, but you will make the best use of my skills by letting me work on the business plan/market analysis.

- Several internships at technology startups (marketing/business development)
- Wrote first business plan and/or market analysis for 3 science-based startups of leading research organizations (Max Planck, Helmholtz). Areas of research: robotics, cognitive training, cell-based assays.
- Internship at Max-Planck-Innovation, the TTO of the Max Planck Society

Academic Background: 3 years Physics (Chemistry Minor), 4 years Law, 4 years Business Administration (Chemistry Minor)
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Chris Tolles
Boston, United States + intro

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Biotech has enormous potential to change the world for the better. As a former "product guy" (designer by training, led design/engineering for China-based solar technology startup), I know focus on commercial strategy for early-stage science.

I design and test business models to deliver technical founders' innovation to world. I "get" science and technology and apply it in the real world to identify and solve real problems.
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Prashanth Gokare
Philadelphia, United States + intro

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As a translational cancer researcher I have always wanted to transforms ideas from bench to bedside to have a direct impact on people's life and health. Apart from being a scientist, I also worked in technology transfer department, where I was involved with aspects of intellectual property rights, licensing, and contracts of early novel inventions
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Mike Ogutu
oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I bring a wealth of knowledge from Finance/ Alternative Investments across the globe (mostly US, Canada, Europe) and Africa (Kenyan). I'm interested mainly in the dental/ healthcare innovation areas.
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Robert Amos
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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Following a solid academic grounding in bioscience research, I have spent the last few years in commercial technology development, principally software development in a variety of scientific and engineering domains. I enjoy working in small, dynamic teams to bring new ideas and products to life, and have experience in project management and in recruiting and supervising others. My industrial experience has also given me some insight into how things work in the commercial world, including such areas as intellectual property, engineering and design, manufacturing and sales channels.

I believe my technical and supervisory experience would make me a good fit for a role such as CTO in a biotech startup, or a solid addition with commercial experience in a digital health or medtech project.
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Diana Kohlberg
New York, United States + intro

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I am interested in biotech entrepreneurship because I have a passion for health information technology. Unfortunately, HIT is far behind most other industries. I want to be part of the solution that narrows and closes that gap.

I have completed a Masters in Public Health program, am in the process of a Health Information Technology Certificate program, and work in the healthcare field, which has given me insight into how biotech can solve healthcare problems. Additionally, I have previously studied design and psychology, which will aid in creating a user friendly and attractive product.
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Shruti Narasimham
Dublin, Ireland + intro

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Looking for a MBA/Biomedical Engineering candidate with entrepreneurial experience? Then ping me!

I am presently pursing my PhD in Trinity College in Neural Engineering and I am also a part of the IESE Business School's Young Talent MBA Program.

With over five years of experience in the biomedical sector, I come with a strong skill set that includes business development, healthcare entrepreneurship, biomedical and electrical engineering and medical imaging.

I believe that a combination of science and entrepreneurship will drive biomedical innovation, and decide the future of healthcare. The biomedical industry presents a phenomenal capacity for innovation, which lies at the intersection of governmental, educational, and commercial institutions. I aim to spear head this innovation.
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