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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Rosemarie Herbert
Clayton, Australia + intro

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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
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Elizabeth Williams
Edinburgh, United Kingdom + intro

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I have a great passion for science and I feel biotech is exaclty the kind of field which can satiate my appetie for knowledge. It is one of the most important evolutuonary fields in the advancement of science in this day and age.
I have a great interest in marine microbiology, medicine, biotechnology and biochemistry. My current degree of study is Marine Biology however I have covered or am currently studying modules over a variety of fields including Pathiobiology of Human Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Biotechnology. I am also undergoing placement as a research assistant gaining training in Bioinformatics. I am extremely keen and eager to learn and would love nothing more than to help someone achieve a new advancement in science.
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Ranjan Nayyar
Philadelphia, United States + intro

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As a post grad student at Upenn in Integrated Product Design, I am moving towards understanding the process of problem solving, ideation, prototyping that goes into any product, digital or physical. As an undergrad in industrial engineering, I can bring to the table a wide array of skills associated with product design, market research, product development etc.
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Arianna Pani
Milan, Italy + intro

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I am a MD and clinical pharmacologyst, with a strong background in projects and grants management and business. My life mission is to do everything in my power to "save lifes, preserve health and at least alleviate the suffering".
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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:
Usman Ahmed
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.
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Czuee Morey
Lausanne, Switzerland + intro

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Healthcare is on the way to be revolutionized in this technological and genomic age. I am specifically interested in improved and fast diagnostics and genome-based personalized medicine.

I am currently finishing a Ph.D. where I studied protein structure and interactions using sensitive in vitro methods. In the past I have worked on computational projects based on protein-ligand docking and promoter prediction. I have training in biochemistry, molecular biology and bioinformatics that can be useful for drug and biologics development. I also have a futuristic bent of bend and have been dabbling with entrepreneurship.
Contact Czuee at:
Pratish Adhikari
Ames,Iowa, United States + intro

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I am very excited in the field of biotechnology. We have come to age where individual students can collaborate and work on to a cure a disease is fascinating. As a bio engineer it is our moral duty to work on curing the diseases for future generations. I believe starting a biotech entreprenuership is the best way to show your talent and passion for medicine. I have been working in nerual regeneration for peripheral nerve injury for over two years. Over, those years I learned the ins and outs of wet lab work. And,I would like to use those lab skills and combine them with executive skills to start a biotech startup.
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Michael Ebner
London, United Kingdom + intro

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As a PhD student in medical imaging I am always keen to know about -- and maybe also contribute to -- methods which made the step into clinical applications. Biotech Entrepreneurship is a great opportunity to get in touch and connect with those who also work towards that goal
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Connor Buffel
Edmonton, Canada + intro

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I am interested in entrepreneurship because I think the best ideas come from small teams that are bold enough to innovate. In biotech, this innovation can fundamentally change the lives of people and/or enhance the overall performance of the healthcare system.
I have a Masters in Biomedical Technology and 4+ years of professional experience amongst a CRO, a pharmaceutical consulting firm, and a digital healthcare startup.
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Robert Symmes
KINGSTON, ON, Canada + intro

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I'm a soon-to-be graduate from the Physics program at Queen's University, with a keen interest in the physics of cancer therapy. Currently I am completing my Honors Thesis at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, where I am performing preliminary Monte Carlo simulations for a new Cobalt-60 radiotherapy unit. This unit is a cheaper, more sustainable alternative to a Linac and could be a better option for cancer treatment in developing regions. I would be very interested in joining a biotech endeavor that is working to provide cheap, feasible health care technologies to developing countries.
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Mike Ogutu
oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I bring a wealth of knowledge from Finance/ Alternative Investments across the globe (mostly US, Canada, Europe) and Africa (Kenyan). I'm interested mainly in the dental/ healthcare innovation areas.
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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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Khameinei Ali
Washington, DC - SF, CA, United States + intro

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I was a OneStart semi-finaliat last year at Cambridge University while pursuing my MBA. I created financial projections, business plans, and pitches for the competition. I have a degree in Physical Chemistry and Molecular Biology with some analytical chemistry experience for the military. I am currently finishing my final year of medical school in Washington, DC but am traveling across the US interviewing for residency positions. I am interested in joining a team with a good idea that needs help from a business or medical input aspect. I love the startup environment and am passionate about the scientitix imporvement of medicine through texh and pharm. I am a huge nerd and would to help you win the OneStart this year so please don't hesitate to contact me!
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Nazish Malik
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Through undertaking the MSci programme in Integrative Pharmacology and Physiology for Research at King’s College London, I have had significant laboratory experience both in the in vivo setting but also when attempting to design novel proof-of-concept in vitro and ex vivo assays. Furthermore, through the invaluable laboratory experience gained at the biopharmaceutical company UCB, I have become proficient in many experimental techniques including ELISA, MSD, PCR, Western Blot and multicolour flow cytometry.

I endeavour to pursue a research career in which I significantly contribute to the development of techniques and methodologies which improve our collective understanding of as yet poorly defined concepts.
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