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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Mark Pace
Cambridge, United States + intro

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Biotech Entrepreneurship allows innovators to build products and solutions that have potential life changing impacts. My skill set relates primarily to finance and business development, but I've also started my own business in the past. Connecting the right ideas with the right minds is the recipe for success.
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Christine Lam
Alameda, CA, United States + intro

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I'm fascinated by the application of biology to the everyday world and the use of medical research to immediately impact patient outcomes. I bring my diverse experiences in translational research, and a strong passion for medical research and helping patients and the medically under-served. I'm a recent graduate of UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology and currently a researcher at UCSF's Grand Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative. Most significantly during my undergrad, I studied antimalarial drug resistance in Uganda, presented an honors thesis on my undergraduate research on an engineered cardiac patch for post-infarction treatment, studied an important signalling pathway in liver cancer in Singapore's National Cancer Center, and studied leech embryonic development at Cal.
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Margarita Shinder
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I bring a wealth of pharmaceutical business experience from my consulting and in-house experience at Gilead Sciences. I have additionally been ingrained in the innovation and entrepreneurship communities in Oxford, San Francisco, and New York for the past 7 years. I currently work at Oxford University Innovation, helping researchers commercialise their intellectual property through spinouts and licensing deals.
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yasmine fathy
amsterdam, Netherlands + intro

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For the past few years I have had a continuous flow of motivation to learn. I graduated with a degree in Biology from USA then I returned to my home country Egypt and studied Medicine. Throughout my medical studies I prepared myself for Neuroscience research by obtaining training in multiple institutions in USA and Europe. Then I did a European Masters in Neuroscience at top universities in Germany and Netherlands. I am interested in being part of a start up focusing on Neurodegenerative diseases and I believe I have a very strong background to allow me to be of benefit. I'm independent yet enjoy being part of a team. I am aware of all aspects of Neurodegenerative diseases from molecular to clinical including what patients experience. Research, for me, is more than a career, it's a cause.
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Kaushik Choudhury
Mumbai, India + intro

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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.
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Marya Ahmed
Toronto, Canada + intro

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Development of precisely tuned polymer peptide-drug conjugates for drug delivery
Codelviery of drugs for cancer treatment is a routine approach in clinics. However, the treatment poses several issues, such as different cellular uptakes and biodistribution of two different drugs. The development of carefully tuned polymer-peptide vectors would allow site specific attachment of each drug to the polymer-peptide backbone, hence fixing the molar ratio of two drugs per polymer chain.
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Anna-Lena Schaupp
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a final year DPhil student in immunology with a keen interest in developing business ideas and helping to create innovate new healthcare solutions. My expertise lies in basic and translational biomedical research and I would love to collaborate in the formation of a new biotech start-up that has the potential to positively impact patients’ lives.
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Solomon Ekegbu
Kuala-lumpur , Malaysia + intro

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Biotechnology especially oncology had always been something i've been interested in. I've always wanted to start up a biotech company or become a co founder for one. I believe finding the right partnership involving people that complement your skills in different ways is important in entrepreneurship. I believe i can contribute effectively to ensure the success of a venture. I understand the risks and the rewards involved in this process. But I'm willing to take my chances if there rewards outweigh the risks involved.
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Tai Wang
New York, United States + intro

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Computational Biology & Chemistry
Drug discovery
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Tushaar Shrimanker
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am interested in meeting new people with great minds and joining collective skills to produce something phenomenal.
I am a medical doctor, fully licensed to practice. And i get bored.
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Yaojin Sun
Knoxville, United States + intro

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Nicolas Keller
München, Germany + intro

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I got infected with the biotech virus when I started a team for iGEM 2010 and I never looked back. I am highly interdisciplinary and probably could even help you out in the wet lab when in a real pinch, but you will make the best use of my skills by letting me work on the business plan/market analysis.

- Several internships at technology startups (marketing/business development)
- Wrote first business plan and/or market analysis for 3 science-based startups of leading research organizations (Max Planck, Helmholtz). Areas of research: robotics, cognitive training, cell-based assays.
- Internship at Max-Planck-Innovation, the TTO of the Max Planck Society

Academic Background: 3 years Physics (Chemistry Minor), 4 years Law, 4 years Business Administration (Chemistry Minor)
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Tennessee, United States + intro

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I'm currently a senior PhD student majoring in computational biology and statistics. I'm a problem solver with strong background in quantitative analysis and biology. I'm very interested in apply my knowledge to discover actionable insights for real business.
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Bramasta Nugraha
Basel, Switzerland + intro

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After being extensively trained in biotech and pharma fields during my academic history, I am interested to jump into entrepreneurship to transform ideas into reality that can be sold. In biotech fields, there are just tons of ideas can be generated but without stimulating entrepreneurship this can only be just lab-bench results. With entrepreneuship we can expand those ideas for 'real' applications. I am extensively trained in polymeric materials science for biomaterials as well as in 3D cell
culture technology for biomedical applications.
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Martha Imprialou
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a postdoctoral scientist in bioinformatics in the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London. My research involves statistical analysis of large volumes of biological and clinical data for the identification of gene targets for diagnosis and treatment of rare autoimmune diseases. Before that, I completed a DPhil in Statistics and an MSc in Computer Science at the University of Oxford.

I see biotech entrepreneurship as a great platform to apply innovative science to provide tangible solutions to the healthcare industry, that have direct impact to people's lives. I would be a great fit to any project with a data analysis component – I am especially interested in personalised medicine and genetics.

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