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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Yvonne Teng
Biology|Informatics|Medicine
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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- Cancer research
- Diagnostics
Contact Yvonne at: yhft2@cam.ac.uk
Joanna Koszela
Biology
Edinburgh, United Kingdom + intro

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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
Benedikt Kirchgaessler
Business|Biology|Chemistry|Finance
Zürich, Switzerland + intro

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Contact Benedikt at: benedikt.kirchgaessler@uzh.ch
Jakub Trzebinski
Business|Chemistry|Design|Engineering
Luzern, Switzerland + intro

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I have a PhD form Chemistry and substantial experience in med tech industry - from idea generation to launching a product. Happy to help regardless of where you are with your idea.
Contact Jakub at: jtrzebinski@gmail.com
Mark Pace
Business|Finance
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.
Contact Mark at: markpace87@gmail.com
Van Dung Pham
Biology|Chemistry|Engineering|Medicine
Quebec, Canada + intro

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I worked with E.coli metabolic pathways which give the relationships among compounds and the conversion of a certain mass of precursor material to another mass of products during a particular time period such as GABA and Malic acid.
I also worked in the field of molecular biology with the bacterial two-component regulatory system, which serve as a basic stimulus-response coupling mechanism, allowing organisms to sense and respond to changes in many different environmental conditions.
Presently, I am working in project to determine the protein structure and function of some Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria for drug-designing.
Contact Van Dung at: van-dung.pham.1@ulaval.ca
Keith Tsui
Business|Biology|Medicine
Hong Kong, Hong Kong + intro

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Being a junior doctor, I see numerous unmet medical needs. In order to truly help patients, I am determined to bring innovative research from bench to bedside and create solutions to help patients.
Contact Keith at: Keithtsui@me.com
Yaojin Sun
Biology|Maths/Statistics|Engineering|Informatics
Knoxville, United States + intro

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bioinformatics
Contact Yaojin at: ysun52@vols.utk.edu
Son Hoang
Business|Design|Engineering
Boston, United States + intro

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MBA graduated with a strong engineering skill set. Looking to help young entrepreneur on their journey to make the world a better place.
Contact Son at: sthanh@gmail.com
Samuel-brown Ezeh
Business|Biology|Design|Medicine
Bangor, United Kingdom + intro

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i am interested in biotech entrepreneurship due to it being part and parcel of my career path, and having knowledge of how biotechnology is shaping medicine, and molecular biology. Also, I come from Nigeria where entrepreneurship is budding and opportunities are abundant to make impact in science and technology. It is my wish to help bridge the gap and provide solutions to problems pertaining innovation and healthcare in my home country.

Presently I am a PhD student in Cancer studies at Bangor University where i am opening myself to breakthrough studies and throughput research and improvising materials and method stop achieve results. This affords me with a repertoire of skills and knowledge which is being constantly developed.
Contact Samuel-brown at: bsp20b@bangor.ac.uk
Satya Mishra
Engineering
St Louis, United States + intro

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Integrated circuit designer with MSE in Biomedical Engineering. I dabble a bit in software, and generally love working on challenging problems.
Contact Satya at: snmishra@ieee.org
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
Gabriel Ginorio
Business|Biology|Maths/Statistics|Engineering
Cambridge, United States + intro

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Sophomore at MIT studying MechE minoring in Biomedical Engineering. In the Langer laboratory I have worked in developing a controlled release vaccine for polio and in testing formulations for its stabilization. Currently I work in developing and testing a tissue engineered heart valve scaffold using polymers. This past summer I interned in a pre-clinical startup lab in Chile and developed experiments for isolation, characterization and differentiation of a pluripotent stem cell called Muse cell. It was a very enriching experience as I was exposed to industry and startups while also to many in-vitro as well as in-vivo techniques. Now, I'm taking a graduate level class on building a healthcare startup from scratch, so I'm developing valuable business skills that I will use in my career.
Contact Gabriel at: gginorio@mit.edu
Leandro Tarosso
Biology|Medicine
Assis, SP, Brazil + intro

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Cellular immunologist with experience in studies on anti-HIV immunity associated with slow disease progression (in HIV controllers) and with resistence to infection (in HIV-exposed unifected people).
Contact Leandro at: leandro.tarosso@gmail.com
Hugo Perrier
Physics|Maths/Statistics|Engineering|Informatics
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am new to biotech but I can bring my physics , nuclear engineering (Radiation applications) and my programing skills (Python, C++ ...).

I had courses on radiobiology and radiation protection during my Master.

I am very interesting in joining a team of entrepreneurs, please do not hesitate to contact me for further info.
Hugo Perrier
Contact Hugo at: h.perrier14@imperial.ac.uk