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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Kwan-Leong Hau
Biology|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I’m Kwan, a third year PhD student in biomedical science from Imperial College London. My project now is about the application of stem cells, besides, I have my Master degree in toxicology, from which I can provide some idea about the toxicity test. Since I’ve been working in academia for a while, I’m always interested in understanding how to put the finding in the lab into real market. So if you think I fit in your team, please feel free to contact me.

Contact Kwan-Leong at: k.hau13@imperial.ac.uk
Ablat Tursun
Business|Biology|Finance|Medicine
San Antonio, United States + intro

Brief intro
I want to build a company ground up. I have experience in case competitions and in business. Strong drug development and molecular biology background.
Contact Ablat at: atursun@smu.edu
A. Adhyatmika
Biology|Medicine
Yogyakarta, Indonesia + intro

Brief intro
I believe that Indonesia can become one of the homes for plant based vaccine production for low-cost, effective, green, and halal vaccines especially for low and middle income countries.
Contact A. at: adhyatmika@live.com
Hussein Sharif
Business|Design|Engineering
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
MBA student @ Said Business School looking to make a product by EOY 2016. Knowledge in Programming (Full-Stack), Consulting, and International Development.

Hoping to use public API's (e.g. Reddit, 23andMe, Twitter) to make software to innovate science/health/biotech, or others.
Contact Hussein at: hsharif2@gmail.com
Joanna Koszela
Business|Biology
Edinburgh, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
With a recent PhD in cell biology, I am a postdoc developing novel assays applicable in preclinical drug discovery processes. I co-invented and developed a novel method for testing specific enzymatic reactions in a high-throughput manner, which is currently undergoing a European patent application process.

Besides my research skills, I gained experience in technology commercialisation and business development through my current work in a dynamically growing international network of innovative entrepreneurs, researchers and investors.

An enthusiastic team player with a strong background in molecular biology and drug discovery, with some experience in IP protection, technology commercialisation and investment, I am now looking to join a great team for a new, exciting challenge!
Contact Joanna at: jo.koszela@gmail.com
Rory Ryan
Business|Design|Engineering
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I am a highly creative, entrepreneurial engineer. I am passionate about creating products and services to help to improve and save lives. I am looking to connect with people that have a similar mind-set.

My passion for innovation has led me to build a robotic prosthetic arm, model Segways and kinetic art in my free time. I have designed drones, wearable technology gadgets, energy generation devices and flying machines.

As President of a student society I increased members from 60 to 500 people in 6 months, daily managing 12 committee members.

I have industry experience of the Biomedical engineering and Oil and Gas production industries. I am currently studying Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management MSc at Imperial College London.
Contact Rory at: rorywilliamryan@gmail.com
Usman Ahmed
Business|Biology|Medicine
Birmingham, United Kingdom + intro

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As a surgical trainee, I am developing a broad skill set in both clinical and academic settings with extensive experience in medicine, teaching, research and management. I completed my PhD (Warwick 2013) into the novel field of protein damage in joint disease which has brought me to biotech entrepreneurship in which I have had a long held interest. I have skills to offer in terms of development, translation and application of ideas to healthcare.
Contact Usman at: ozman@doctors.org.uk
Pablo Lubroth
Business|Biology|Engineering
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I have a background encompassing Pharmacology, Biochemical Engineering and the Bioscience Enterprise. I was a Semi-Finalist at OneStart 2016.
Contact Pablo at: pablolubroth@gmail.com
Kaushik Choudhury
Business|Physics|Design
Mumbai, India + intro

Brief intro
I have been trained in physics and I want to get into biotech - intriguing! Well, it's always pleasure to do physics, but what brings a little more pleasure and a sense of pride is - "This is what I have built-up using physics and yes, it can solve your problems". Exactly, this is the reason I want to get into entrepreneurship. Biotech attracts me because this is one way of making science reach to the masses and for a good reason.

I have specialised in optics and have been working on it for around 8 years now. I have fairly good understanding of optics and use of light as a probe. Last year, we (I and two of my teammates) have come up with a design (algorithm is in the test phase), for a device that is expected to raise an early alarm in case of MI, commonly known as heart-attack.
Contact Kaushik at: reach2kc@gmail.com
Rosemarie Herbert
Biology|Design|Informatics
Clayton, Australia + intro

Brief intro
I have a strong interest in biotech because I believe that its an essential part of the solution to some of the earth's problems. I think that a proactive approach is the only way to go, and that means getting up and getting on with it!

What I can bring to you is a wide range of abilities and knowledge in diverse areas.
- You want to study GM crops? I've got practical skills in genetics and bioinformatics.
- More interested in proteins and antibodies? I already have the lab skills in this area too.
- Want to do something in psychology? I've got a working knowledge of how drugs and psychiatric disorders interact.
- Need someone great with words? I've been blogging for years, and I know how to give a good presentation
Contact Rosemarie at: rosemarie.i.herbert@gmail.com
Nishant Jain
Biology|Finance|Medicine
MUMBAI, India + intro

Brief intro
I am Nishant Kumar Jain, currently pursuing Ph.D (DST-INSPIRE Fellow) in Biomedical Engineering from IIT Bombay under the guidance of Prof.Rohit Srivastava. I have a pharma background and done my Masters from NIPER-Hyderabad in Pharmaceutics.
Contact Nishant at: nishantjain1988@gmail.com
Anand Parikh
Physics|Maths/Statistics|Design|Engineering
Ahmedabad, India + intro

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I have bachelor’s & master’s degrees in Engineering Design IIT-Madras, with a biomedical engineering minor. I want to help the society with the knowledge that I have, in a way that shows me visible output. Human physiology fascinates me and so does product design. Biotech entrepreneurship lets me combine these two to create a direct impact on lives.
I have worked on biomedical devices as an intern with Stanford India Biodesign, Philips Healthcare & Renu Electronics, & during several academic projects.
I have co-invented 3 patented medical devices. My strengths are mechanical engineering, electronics, creative thinking, product design & prototyping.
Contact Anand at: anandparikh92@gmail.com
Oliver Croad
Business|Chemistry|Physics|Medicine
Melbourne, Australia + intro

Brief intro
I am passionate about Biotech entrepreneurship because I believe that start-ups, university spin-outs and individual entrepreneurs in the Biotech and broader pharmaceutical sector are the key to the future development of the pharmaceutical industry as large pharma turn to in-licensing technologies rather than in house discovery and early development. I have a unique perspective, trained in Chemistry and Physics as an undergraduate, then obtaining a PhD in biotech/pharmaceutical formulation development. I now work as an associate at a biotech business development consultancy and as a postdoctoral researcher at Monash University on the “Inhaled Oxytocin Project” developing an innovative inhalable formulation of oxytocin for the prevention of post-partum haemorrhage in resource poor settings
Contact Oliver at: oliver_croad@live.co.uk
John Barrett
Business|Biology|Engineering
Chicago, United States + intro

Brief intro
PhD Student in the Tirrell Lab at the University of Chicago. Interested in vaccines and biomaterials for immunoengineering.
Contact John at: jcb13@outlook.com
Pranav Chandorkar
Business|Biology|Design|Medicine
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I have been in healthcare for the past 10 years and since then noticed most of times we spend time, energy and money treating the cause rather than preventing the cause. Biotech entrepreneurship gives me the platform to design devices where individuals can take charge of their own health and prevent ailments. My specialty lies in treating sports injuries and I have the understanding of what is the current need to prevent these injuries. My management degree from ESSEC in healthcare industry gives me the business aspect and how to spin a start-up. I am in need of Bio-medical/any engineers who know how to make bio-sensors and have knowledge about cloud computing.
Contact Pranav at: pranav.chandorkar@gmail.com