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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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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Xi Shi
cambridge, United States + intro

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I have non stopping imagination, years of training of logic thinking, unbeatable faith. Let's do something to change people's life.
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esmaeel gholizadeh
Amol, Iran (Islamic Republic of) + intro

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In my point of view Biotech entrepreneurship is a way to fulfill my dreams and make it feasible. I have a good background in food technology, especially in food chemistry, and nutrition sciences as well. I can easily deal with groups because i am very outgoing. I also am experienced at sport (fitness and physical readiness since i was a child) and i know how people can manage their weight in the best way and consequently get rid of complications of obesity or under-nutrition and related problems and disease. In addition to the issues listed, i recently cooperate in a cohort study as a "responsible for the nutrition Section". I would be my pleasure to share my skills and knowledge with you.The combination of knowledge and experience can help up to strongly going forward.
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Inseyah Bagasrawala
Farmington, United States + intro

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I want to learn the way entrepreneurship works to be able to set up my own venture in the future. I am currently taking an entrepreneurship class training myself to understand all the business related basics required to fulfill, in addition to my biology and chemistry background, before starting my own biotech.
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Matthew Hahn
Berkeley, United States + intro

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It was a passion for seeing technology and engineering solve problems that drove me towards studying biomedical engineering as an undergrad. While spending the last seven years in military service, I saw how simple solutions solved real world problems. Additionally, I learned how to achieve goals, which are not always quantifiable, by leveraging the strengths and talents of individual contributors. I am now a graduate student, pursuing degrees in business administration and public health. I'm most passionate about improving on a solution to neonatal jaundice using phototherapy by creating a simply designed product, helping lower costs and make treatment more widely available.
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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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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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Xuan Li
Erlangen, Germany + intro

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Biotech is a promise way leading us to the human wellness in the future.
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Muhammad Umair
Baltimore, United States + intro

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I am interested in a future career as a physician innovator and an interventional radiologist.
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Siobhan Dunphy
Edinburgh, United Kingdom + intro

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I recently completed my PhD in tissue engineering and am currently working as a postdoc. I am very interested in the commercialisation of biotechnologies, in particular, medical devices, stem cell therapies, and tissue engineered scaffolds. I would love the opportunity to become involved in a project/business and learn more!
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Rakesh Mahida
Ahmedabad, India + intro

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My research project was ‘Surface modification of electrospun nano/micro-fibrous (PLGA) scaffolds via photo-chemical treatment for tissue engineering applications’. During the course of this project, I have answered the challenge of polymer synthesis, fabrication of polymer into delivery vehicle through electrospinning, polymer-growth factor conjugation and studied growth factor release profile. In addition, I have studied the stability of growth factors in tissue engineering scaffolds. Simultaneously, I have acquired experience of material characterization techniques, microscopy techniques (inverted, phase contrast and fluorescence) and in-vitro cell study techniques.
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solomon Ekegbu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia + intro

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I'm looking for a Founder with extensive experience in the biotech industry, or a post graduate student who's enthusiastic about entrepreneurship. I'm a Software Engineer but I've always been interested in being a biotech entrepreneur . I'm actually looking for a strategic partner in this field, i'm willing to contribute immensely in any way to ensure the success of any venture or collaboration.
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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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Sergii Kolodych
Strasbourg, France + intro

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PhD in organic Chemistry with vast experience in Biology and Entrepreneurship. Two years ago I co-founded a biotech company developing novel immuno-oncology drugs. We were the finalists of OneStart 2014 and raised a total of 700k€ of non-dilutive financing up to this point.
I am eager to share my skills and expertise, both in business and science, with emerging biotechnology startups.
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Diana Salem
Glasgow, United Kingdom + intro

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I am interested in collaborating with people interested in developing devices used within dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
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