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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Alexey Morgunov
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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Biotech is where big problems of the 21st century are being addressed and I would like to be part of doing that. I have both experimental experience in synthetic biology and bioinformatics/computational biology experience.
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Marco Martinolli
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.
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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.
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Benedikt Kirchgaessler
Zürich, Switzerland + intro

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Rita Drumond Mateus
Geneva, Switzerland + intro

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I'm a biologist with a strong background in molecular biology and zebrafish genetics. I have worked in chemical screening in zebrafish and my phD was focused in fin regeneration growth control. I believe biotech entrepreneurship is key for the development of novel therapies, not only because of the ideas themselves, but also because the motivation and team spirit involved in creating something new lead to the advance of science.
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Mary Ward
Cork, Ireland + intro

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I am intersted in taking cutting edge science out of academia and getting it into the hands of customers whose lives could benefit from these discoveries. Technology has found its way into all aspects of our lives, but has yet to have an impact on health. I want to be one of the pioneers that makes our health accessible through technology.
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Siang Yun Ang
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I am deeply passionate about applying my scientific training to translate research knowledge into products or processes that benefit community healthcare. I have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, where I worked on on cardiovascular development, disease and ion channel regulation. I will be moving on soon to postdoctoral research work in sebaceous gland biology and acne, as part of a government-industry collaboration. I have also worked as a biotechnology investment fund analyst at University of California, San Francisco and taken courses in intellectual property law. I appreciate the commercial and legal aspects of translational research discoveries, and I hope to contribute my scientific expertise and analytical skills to biotech entrepreneurship.
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Arundithi Ananthanarayanan
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.
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Toby McMaster
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.
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Ferenc Fazekas
Hamden, United States + intro

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Fulbright | MBA | Entrepreneur | Agile PM | IoT

A Fulbright MBA student, specializing in Healthcare Management, looking for innovative teams working on preventive solutions enabled by technology. Interested in preventive screening methods, 24/7 digital health monitoring solutions (IoT), or any undisclosed forms of prevention.
Graduated as Business IT Manager in Budapest, HU; worked as Business IT Consultant, later IT Project Manager for various companies, meanwhile always active in the start-up community. Mobile and gadget enthusiast.

For various family related reasons, decided to use the acquired Business and IT knowledge in disease prevention, and help people stay healthy.
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Caodu Buren
Vancouver, Canada + intro

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I have startup experience of a nation-wide magazine, and am majored in Biology and Neuroscience, two fundamental fields that will be greatly translated into medicine soon in the following decades and ameliorate people's life quality and expand lifespan. Recently, I am learning management, finance, leadership, programming, and physics, these are the field that I need to know to run my company/companies. Most importantly, I have collecting and screening ideas that potentially become products or services, with enough funding and right team, that will change the world some day. I have good understanding and connections in China where I am from, also who has the largest market on the planet. With my connections with Mongolia and India, it would help our company to expand into Asia in future.
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Luke Macyszyn
Los Angeles, United States + intro

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I am a medical professional specializing in neurosurgery. I am an attending clinical neurosurgeon at the University of California in Los Angeles and I am experienced in treating complex spinal deformities using state of the art surgical techniques. I also have had the opportunity to work with machine learning technologies for biomedical image analysis during my research fellowships. I believe that combining machine learning with advanced biomedical image analysis can usher in a new era of cutting edge minimally invasive spine surgery. I also have substantial expertise in developing and deploying hospital picture archiving and communication system (PACS) systems after having done so during my residency years.
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