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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Mohamed Draz
Business|Medicine
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a young neurosurgeon, I am looking forward to developing software solutions that provide objective assessment tools that can support decision-making process in highly specialised medical procedures.
Contact Mohamed at: msd_med_2010@yahoo.com
Mark Hammond
Business|Biology|Engineering
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.
Contact Mark at: mark.hammond@imperialinnovations.co.uk
Yaojin Sun
Biology|Maths/Statistics|Engineering|Informatics
Knoxville, United States + intro

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bioinformatics
Contact Yaojin at: ysun52@vols.utk.edu
Alexander Kitayev
Business|Design|Engineering|Medicine
Brooklyn, United States + intro

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My educational background is a BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. I currently work at a small Biotech doing contractual studies with academics and major pharma. We have developed a humanized chimeric mouse model, where the liver of the mouse is repopulate over 90% with human hepatocytes. I have been involved in Designing, conducting and analyzing results in the fields of DMPK, Toxicity and virology for over 2 years. I am now getting involved in the business side of biotech-connecting people, technology and ideas. I am also responsible for designing the studies and presenting results at conferences. I am very eager to be part of a fresh startup Biotech - as I have the knowledge and skills required to move the teams ideas and goals forward.
Contact Alexander at: alex.kitayev@gmail.com
Matthew Sinclair
Maths/Statistics|Engineering|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I completed my PhD in Computational Biology at King's College London in 2014, and I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in medical imaging. I use machine learning techniques to identify cardiac diseases from clinical MRI data. Additionally I have had 3 months part-time experience at a computer vision start-up and understand many of the challenges a new company faces. I believe that entrepreneurship used to translate biotech research into healthcare products is an incredibly valuable and challenging endeavour, and would gladly offer my skills in data analytics, strategy and communication to a team with a proposal ideally in medical imaging, but I am also open to related areas.
Contact Matthew at: msinclair5@gmail.com
Arundithi Ananthanarayanan
Biology|Chemistry|Engineering
Sinagpore, Singapore + intro

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Biotechnology or Biomedical engineering is one of the disciplines has an immense outreach, especially in terms of healthcare. Although, not trained in medicine, the understanding of disease mechanisms and detection has always fascinated me.
I am currently a PhD student at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore pursuing my thesis on the synthesis of nano particles, especially graphene and applications in sensing and imaging. I have experience on material synthesis and characterization, I have also worked on fluorescence sensing and fundamental studies like fluorescence imaging.
Apart from this I also have limited knowledge on drug delivery techniques and basic molecular biology techniques.
Contact Arundithi at: aru3790@gmail.com
Toby McMaster
Business|Biology|Maths/Statistics|Medicine
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.
Contact Toby at: toby_mcmaster@hotmail.co.uk
Solomon Ekegbu
Business|Finance|Engineering|Informatics
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. I have a degree in Software Engineering.
Contact Solomon at: solodbestboy@gmail.com
Shruti Narasimham
Business|Design|Engineering|Informatics
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.
Contact Shruti at: narasims@tcd.ie
Frank Yu
Biology|Design|Engineering|Medicine
Boston, United States + intro

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I am inquisitive in identifying healthcare problems and passionate in finding solutions to improve human health. This curiosity and passion has led me to explore a broad spectrum of research from stem cell biology to biomaterials science and regenerative medicine. I would like to see myself as an perseverant researcher who would continue to ask innovative questions and a creative problem solver in applying engineering principles for better development of regenerative medicine therapies. I am also dedicated in moving innovative technologies from bench to bedside to benefit patients.
Contact Frank at: frank.yin.yu@gmail.com
Kathryn Lessard
Business|Design|Medicine
Kingston, Canada + intro

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I have an idea for a new pharmacological intervention for asthma and I am looking to develop a team to enter the OneStart competition. This is a unique intervention, which is targeting the smooth muscle constrcition and bronchospasm component of asthma. While I have a background in LifeSciences and government, I am looking to add members to my team with experience in Business, pharmacology, marketing, or respiratory physiology. Any experience with patents is also appreciated. Message me if you are interested and I will provide more information about the project!
Contact Kathryn at: kathryn.lessard@queensu.ca
Zoi Alexopoulou
Biology|Medicine
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a medical doctor (2012 Oxford alumnus) and I am now in my 3rd year of my DPhil (PhD) in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford. I am interested in bio entrepreneurship and innovation. Having a medical background, I know how the hospitals work and the patients' needs which is essential in order to identify a good gap in the market. In addition, doing my DPhil in basic and translational research, I have good exposure to lab techniques, seminars, state-of-the-art technology and I have seen how research is being translated to have a clinically relevant effect. I would like to collaborate in forming a biotech company. I am interested in a wide range of biomedical topics, so if you want to collaborate get in touch.
Contact Zoi at: zoi.alexopoulou@imm.ox.ac.uk
Aishah Prastowo
Biology|Engineering
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I have an engineering background but now I work closely with biologist as I'm working on microfludics. I am interested in interdisciplinary research and even have a formal degree (masters) on it - so I'm eager to add business as one more subject to learn to enrich my interdisciplinary experience!
Contact Aishah at: aishah.prastowo@bnc.ox.ac.uk
Daniel Jamieson
Business|Biology|Informatics
Manchester, United Kingdom + intro

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I've successfully founded and run Biorelate for the last year. During this time I've secured numerous grants, won various start-up competitions, generated revenue and learnt the ropes for setting up a successful biotech business. I also have a PhD in bioinformatics (with specialist expertise in text-mining), masters in computational biology, bachelors in biology and industry experience from working at Merck and Pfizer. I'm more than happy to come on board and offer my skills and experience to an exciting idea with great potential.
Contact Daniel at: dan@biorelate.com
Marco Martinolli
Maths/Statistics|Engineering|Informatics
Trieste, Italy + intro

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I am a mathematical engineer and now I am in a double degree project between Politecnico di Milano and EPFL for "Computational Science and Engineering". I received a good formation in numerics and in general physical and engineeristic topics, but I have always been interested in the application of mathematics in biology or biophysics. I am a positive person who can bring a great help to a team that has mathematical or computational needs. I like phenomena modellization and implementation of numerical methods; the programming language that I prefere are Matlab or C++. I am a determinate worker, with soft-skills suitable for team projects.
Contact Marco at: martin.marco592@rocketmail.com