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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Suneel Reddy
Biology|Medicine
Berlin, Germany + intro

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I am keenly interested in bringing the ideas from bench to business. During my PhD and postdoc periods I have been involved in finding and understanding how the new findings are made in laboratory environment. I have developed keen interest in transforming and further applying my findings and gained knowledge into real life situations. This would enable not only make use of the research findings but also enable wealth generation for the society.
Contact Suneel at: suneelreddi@gmail.com
David McCormick
Business|Finance|Medicine
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
Over 12 years working at country level Pharmaceutical Sales & Marketing positions, resulting in UK Franchise lead for a portfolio of products for Blue chip pharma. Recently set-up outsource company providing compliance and regulatory advice. Experience in strategic planning, supporting target product profile, marketing, digital marketing, operations.
Contact David at: dave.m.mccormick@gmail.com
Naeem Dowlut
Business|Biology|Engineering|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
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!
Contact Naeem at: naeemz5@outlook.com
Shilpa Goel
Medicine
san bruno, United States + intro

Brief intro
I have done MD Dermatology in India . Doing clinical research in dermatological conditions like melanoma, vitiligo, psoriasis. I do inherit some business skills due to my family background and have been able to use these skills effectively in increasing the turnover of corporate company .I am very much interested in biotech entrepreneurship since i wish to combine things which I am good at .
Contact Shilpa at: shilpagoelmd@gmail.com
Yvonne Teng
Business|Biology|Informatics|Medicine
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
- Cancer research
- Translation diagnostics
Contact Yvonne at: timnvon@gmail.com
Xin Zhan
Business|Biology|Chemistry|Finance
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
Having undergone the Biotechnology degree at Imperial and currently studying Management at the Business school, I picked up many skills along the way, in particular Synthetic Biology and a keen business sense.
I have always been interested in Technology start ups, having had team leader experience in many entrepreneurship competitions, such as the McKinsey Venture Academy, Young Enterprise, FONS-MAD, and developing a start ups project from the Biohackathon.

Contact Xin at: xz5311@ic.ac.uk
Sarah Neenan
Business|Biology|Engineering|Informatics
Southampton, United Kingdom + intro

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My background is in Biology and Behavior, and I am currently in my final year of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD). My real passion is tech and I love to code. I know several languages and am able to produce complex dynamic websites and webapps, but am always keen to learn more.

I will also complete my MBA this year and so have a lot of business knowledge that a start-up could benefit from. I'd love to put my skills to good use in an exciting field like biotech.
Contact Sarah at: stvn1e12@soton.ac.uk
Elizabeth Nyeko
Business|Finance|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
- Co-founded, scaled and sold a renewable energy social enterprise, Mandulis Energy.
- Investment banking experience at Goldman Sachs and Nomura (Lehman) focused on advising biotech, medtech & Pharma companies.
- Postgrad research at Oxford University in molecular and cellular immunology, where I won the Vienna Vaccines Scholarship & NIH/NIAID Future of Science Scholarship.
- Hold an MSc in Pharmacology from Oxford University.
Contact Elizabeth at: Elizabeth.nyeko@gmail.com
Adriana De La Garza
Biology
New York City, United States + intro

Brief intro
I started out planning to be in academia for life, but throughout my career I discovered that I would like to work on directly applicable research and providing tangible and useful options/products for people.

My current work is all done at the bench, I am very experienced in all the basic molecular biology and biochemistry techniques (think CRISPR editing, protein design and purification, RNA work, confocal microscopy, PCR, cloning, etc).

In the past I have worked with clinical samples in a massive scale to determine certain genetic traits. I am currently in an institution associated with a hospital, so I believe arrangements for collaborations and use of patient samples are possible in the future if needed by the project.
Contact Adriana at: adrianadlgs@gmail.com
Elizabeth Williams
Biology|Chemistry|Informatics|Medicine
Edinburgh, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I have a great passion for science and I feel biotech is exaclty the kind of field which can satiate my appetie for knowledge. It is one of the most important evolutuonary fields in the advancement of science in this day and age.
I have a great interest in marine microbiology, medicine, biotechnology and biochemistry. My current degree of study is Marine Biology however I have covered or am currently studying modules over a variety of fields including Pathiobiology of Human Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Biotechnology. I am also undergoing placement as a research assistant gaining training in Bioinformatics. I am extremely keen and eager to learn and would love nothing more than to help someone achieve a new advancement in science.
Contact Elizabeth at: lizzyboahl@hotmail.com
Kadi Liis Saar
Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Engineering
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I have a background (BA, MEng) in chemical engineering and biotechnology. I am currently pursuing a PhD in biophysics focusing on:
-developing biological photovoltaic cells for cheap renewable energy generation;
-building state-of-the-art tools for studying and characterising proteins
-developing early stage diagnostics and treatments for neurodegenerative diseases
I am using microfluidics and microdroplets (single cell studies) as a research tool among biophysical tools.

I am interested in technology development, biotechnology, microfluidics, novel sensing approaches, soft-robotics, energy generation, distribution and efficiency, data science, geopolitics etc.
Contact Kadi Liis at: kls78@cam.ac.uk
Xiang Ji
Business|Maths/Statistics|Design|Engineering
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.
Contact Xiang at: xiang.ji0309@gmail.com
JeShaune Jackson
Business|Biology|Finance|Medicine
San Francisco, United States + intro

Brief intro
Interested in transhumanism and regenerative medicine. Formerly with Cleveland Clinic's BME (4yrs) and Venture Capital Team (1 yr). Worked with the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) to commercialize regen med projects from Case Western, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Harvard, MGH, Univ. of Utah and Univ. of Virginia (Burn, Limb Salvage, Scarless Wound Healing, Craniofacial and Bone Regen Portfolios). Experience with regulatory affairs (FDA Face to Face meetings and clinical literature review for CE Mark approval). Thesis: Bench to Bone, Commercializing a Cellular Therapeutic for Regenerative Medicine (2016). Currently Program Manager of the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF.
Contact JeShaune at: jeshaune@gmail.com
VictorLi Li
Biology|Maths/Statistics|Informatics
Boston, United States + intro

Brief intro
StemCellerant designs and manufactures stem cell based research tools and therapeutics with a mission to accelerate personalized regenerative medicine.
Contact VictorLi at: victorli885@gmail.com
Michal Lipka
Business|Physics|Engineering
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
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