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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Manikam Sadasivam Saravanan
Utrecht, Netherlands + intro

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Nano-biotechnologist since 2007, experienced in R&D projects on spectrum of fields including Structural biology, Bio-photonics and Bio-physical Chemistry with excellent knowledge in applied Molecular Life science experiments. Currently working on Lipid/protein interaction and influence of drug candidates on model membrane system using different biophysical techniques, a molecular approach towards amyloid diseases.

I was self-motivated, with much of proven interests in research which I have demonstrated by publishing and presenting my works around the globe over 22 prestigious International Conferences.

The professional experiences and the projects I have taken part in are indicative of my ability to organize research work and carry out specific goal oriented business deals.
Contact Manikam Sadasivam at:
Michael Verlezza
Boston, United States + intro

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As a combat veteran, I know what it takes to be part of a team, and I have a keen understanding of the issues facing veterans. My recently completed Fulbright research is a comparative policy analysis of American and Canadian veteran mental health care. Prior to that, I worked with MicroStrategy, SQL, and R to create forecasting algorithms, KPIs, and business intelligence dashboards for acute care facilities. I hold undergraduate degrees in Economics and Finance and a Master's in Mathematics. I am presently considering a PhD in Economics to continue my research.
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Max Lehnus
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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Before starting my PhD in biomedical engineering at Cambridge, I received a BSc in genetics, a Msc in nanotechnology, and co-founded an e-health startup that raised €500k.

During my doctorate, I have been focusing on pathogen detection methods and on the development of diagnostic devices.

Concurrently with my PhD, I have also been working as a postgraduate mentor at Cambridge Uni, as head of business development for a local startup, and as project manager for OBR.

This is a great time for me to become a Onestart co-founder and apply my scientific knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to help set up a successful startup. Feel free to contact me as I would be happy to discuss a potential collaboration.

P.S. In my free time, I like to row, do crossfit, cook and sing.
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Joht Chandan
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a final year medical student who has already self-coded a few med health apps and can bring a lot to a team. Also i started my own health technology business which i had to temporarily put on hold to finish my degree so i can offer a lot of experience for someone who is studying medicine in London
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Christian Karrer
Toronto, Canada + intro

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I am excited about the potential for advances in genomics and biotechnology to create a more individualized approach to medicine. I have significant experience working with entrepreneurs and young, growing companies, both through my prior experience as an Investment Banking Analyst and as a financial consultant for a junior mineral exploration company.
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Juliet Liva
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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Career has focused on finance and corporate development in pharma and biotech, across both the US and UK. Passionate about the science itself, as well as the business aspect, with strong preference for biotechnology. Have extensive experience building financial valuation models specifically for pre-clinical biotech assets.
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Levana Sani
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I'm interested in bringing biotechnology in diagnostics and data analytics to improve healthcare decision making in developing communities. Having trained in Biochemistry and seeing conditions in rural Indonesia where I grew up, I see opportunities of scalable and affordable solutions for better decision making in healthcare.

I have experience in working in a microfinance start-up, and am currently heading operations in Indonesia for the Kairos Society (Asean). I am a Biochemist by training, and am currently working on a pharmacogenomics program in the Genome Institute of Singapore. As part of a previous project, I've contributed to a patent filing, and is experienced with writing business proposals.
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A. Adhyatmika
Yogyakarta, Indonesia + intro

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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:
Raunaq Pradhan
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I have always been keen to solve problems based on the needs existing in the society. To further solve this motive after by Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering, I am presently pursuing a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, with a focus on medical device innovation.

I am a good team player with leadership traits, have a keen acumen for problem solving, and believe in putting my best foot forward in whatever projects I undertake.
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Ian Pieters
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I am currently completing my MBA in Cambridge and I want to make a transition to biotech.
I have always had an interest in medicine and would like to be part of something that can change the world.

I worked in the electricity industry for 6 years before starting my MBA.

I have project management, research, design and business skills to offer and lots and lots of passion!
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John Chu
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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Mr Chu is a seasoned business executive who had progressed from analyst roles to CXO and director positions through a variety of corporate functions such as project finance, corporate planning, marketing, communications, business development, human resources, accounting and information systems, across industries such as management consulting, information technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, education and energy during a career history of more than twenty years to date for organizations ranging from start-up to large or multi-national corporations, with experience in line management and responsibilities for budget, P&L, compliance and setting KPIs, policies and procedures, across Australia, China and Singapore.

Mr Chu had held in Australia a number of public appointments such as
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Yanmin Ji
San Diego, United States + intro

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Currently enrolled in a highly ranked university of experience cooperating with colleagues, and also designing and doing research independently. Having been doing research in both biomedical engineering and biotechnology fields for multiple years. Have developed a deep love of research in science, but still keep the engineering spirit.
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Grace Hatton
Birmingham, United Kingdom + intro

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I belong to a drug delivery research group at UCL working with 3D printing technologies and patented formulas, so have an understanding of the business aspects of pharmaceuticals in addition to the fundamental science. I am also skilled in writing grant applications and scientific communication. This is in addition to my medical studies and as a UK-qualified pharmacist, involved in a breadth of student and national societies that have allowed me to develop communication, leadership and teamworking skills.
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Jiyeob Kim
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I have knowledge of various materials such as metals and polymers which can be used for possible biotech purposes. I would be more than happy to share my knowledge to contribute for technology in healthcare.
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Shilpa Goel
san bruno, United States + intro

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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 .
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