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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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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Philip Arvanitis
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I am currently working within the Advisory division in Science Group(formerly Sagentia Group) in Cambridge and previously an IP Consultancy in Cambridge. During both roles I have undertaken IP Landscapes, market assessment, technology scouting, freedom to operate searches and advised on investments and future technology research strategies. The client I have work with include start-up, big pharma, multinational consumer goods and national innovation centres, along with chemical, and mechanical projects.

I have a keen interest in bringing ideas to life and a broad interest in technology and intellectual property.
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Cheryl Maduro
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I have a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and I am interested in Biotech entrepreneurship in London. Alongside my PhD I attended courses relating to business development, negotiations and opportunity identification. Moreover, I am following a 3 month internship at WSF, an Accelerator, at which I am gaining hands-on experience on the early stages of a start-up and I am helping WSF set up a health acceleration program. My passion for science, interest in cutting edge research and hypothesis-driven approach to problem solving are a combination that would allow me to translate scientific innovation from ideas to commercial reality and is something which I want to further develop. I would welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss my interests and added value further.
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Erfan Niazi
Ottawa, Canada + intro

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Currently I am a last year PhD student in university of Ottawa working on red blood cells aggregation analysis. I have acquired many skills through my studies including Image processing, CAD design, stress analysis, kinematic analysis, computation fluid mechanics and PLC logic design. Similarly, I have learned many computer programs in my field that makes these jobs way easier including C++ and Fortran programing languages, Matlab, ADAMS, ANSYS workbench, ANSYS Fluent and ANSYS CFX.
I had one goal in my mind when I was learning all these skills. My aim was (and still is) to apply these skills in an environment where creativity and innovation is the main objective.
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Ron Alfa
San Francisco, United States + intro

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I'm passionate about solving important medical problems and improving patient care. Most of my experience is in pre-clinical and basic sciences in the areas of Neurosciences and Metabolism but I'm always excited to explore new areas. I bring 10 years of broad research experience and medical training. In addition, I've completed rigorous training in Entrepreneurship at the Stanford GSB Ignite program and served as part of the early business development team for Recursion Pharmaceuticals. I'm interested in joining a highly motivated team that values hard work and social impact.
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Mark Pace
Cambridge, MA, United States + intro

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Finance/Accounting and Sales Professional! What are the odds!

I've started several businesses and have the experience in raising funding. Experiences in everything from manufacturing to technology to biotechnology.

Experience in biotechnology relates to understanding new technologies (CRISPR & CAR-T). Avid investor in the space and would like to help grow the next great biotechnology company from inception to commercialization.
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Shaughnessy Hill
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada + intro

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Health. Law. Policy. International Development. Systems Design.

After obtaining a Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology, I worked as a Health Policy Research Analyst for the Government of Alberta. In this position I applied my understanding of the broad, systemic issues impacting the health system in order to develop policies to achieve greater sustainability of the health system. I developed my knowledge of systems design thinking and appreciation for cross-sector collaboration. I am now studying Law at the University of Alberta. This formal education along with my experience working in the health system would enable me to make a strong contribution and bring a unique perspective.
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Solomon Ekegbu
Kuala-lumpur , Malaysia + intro

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Biotech has always been something i have always wanted to do since childhood, technology as a whole has always fascinated and captivated me. Entrepreneurship is something i love, perhaps it is as a result of coming from entrepreneurship oriented family.

I have always wanted to focus my entrepreneurial goals in sectors like biotech, pharmaceuticals, cloud computing, software, robotics and artificial intelligence.

I believe i can be a great entrepreneur, i am willing to do anything to realise the success of a business. My greatest ability is the potential to learn new things.

I love biotechnology, companies like Gilead, Amgen, Juno therapeutics, Biogen who have devoted research to discover and defeat rare diseases have always inspired me.
Contact Solomon at:
Wouter Meuleman
Cambridge, United States + intro

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Interested in epigenomics, gene regulation, genome organization and implications of these in human disease. Worked on an initial proof-of-concept for a startup around this theme, and have previous startup experience.
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Perfect Lee
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam + intro

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graduated as bachelor degree of business administration. Some chance brought me to the Software Engineering world. I'm keen on finding a business partner aimed at applying technology to create a better world. I'm currently planning to create a startup in the following sectors:
+ an Education Platform to close the world skills gaps.
+ a popup inventory B2C platform
+ an Open Business Platform

Anyone who is interested in these sectors, please feel free to email me anytime.
"Together we create a better world"
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stuart sims
Zurich, Switzerland + intro

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Experienced Postdoctoral Scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Skilled in Vaccines, Venture Capital, Molecular Biology, and Virology.
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Lucia Frattini
Birmingham, United Kingdom + intro

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I'm a PhD student in Aston University at Ebri institute and I'm part of the Surface, Material and Catalysis group and I have developed skills in characterisation and synthesis of new materials, followed by their application. Therefore the knowledge I will bring is fundamental for this project. I'm interested in biotech because I know only a little about that.
Contact Lucia at:
Victoria Kubinski
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada + intro

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Clearly a lot of important ideas floating around our world, they just need to be developed. As a current student in law, I can bring the potential legal knowledge required to develop some of these projects.
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Kim Loh
Melbourne, Australia + intro

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Biotech entrepreneurship will give me the opportunity to learn and ultimately translate my scientific breakthrough into a commercial product that will benefit the lives and health of countless individuals. I have strong background in biomedical research specifically in diabetes, obesity and neuroendocrinology research fields.
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Lee Dunham
Liverpool, United Kingdom + intro

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As a result of experience in IP and biotech consultancy gained during my PhD and post-doc in the field of systems biology, I am now working as a Business Development Manager for a Faculty of Life Sciences.
I interact with external SME's and large biotech companies to promote collaboration and knowledge exchange with academic research groups to achieve our strategy of increasing research impact.
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