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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Rory Ryan
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a highly creative, entrepreneurial engineer. I am passionate about creating products and services to help to improve and save lives. I am looking to connect with people that have a similar mind-set.

My passion for innovation has led me to build a robotic prosthetic arm, model Segways and kinetic art in my free time. I have designed drones, wearable technology gadgets, energy generation devices and flying machines.

As President of a student society I increased members from 60 to 500 people in 6 months, daily managing 12 committee members.

I have industry experience of the Biomedical engineering and Oil and Gas production industries. I am currently studying Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management MSc at Imperial College London.
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Michal Lipka
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Hi there! I'm a 3rd year PhD student in Biomedical Materials (with obvious interest in the healthcare sector).

I've got a great training and a lot of entrepreneurial experience during OneStart 2014 (I founded a project that has got to the semi-finals) as well as other initiatives (Virgin Pitch to Rich 2015). I have good leadership skills, like pitching ideas and preparing application forms. I've also spent many hours on talks with TTOs about IP protection, product design, etc. Happy to serve with both my entrepreneurial skills and/or scientific training to person with a great idea.

I'm a trained physicist working on an engineering project where a lot of biology and chemistry is involved, soI've got good multidisciplinary background + problem solving and design optimisation skills.
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Aimen Durrani
Lahore, Pakistan + intro

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I have an idea. I am looking for co-founders with a strong background in design/IT or marketing.
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Lucas Wen
Waterloo, Canada + intro

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Top (currently rank 1) student in 3rd year Mechanical Engineering, pursuing an option in Bio-mechanics. Industry experience with high tolerance mechanical design. I hope to apply my design skills toward bone treatment for disabled individuals.
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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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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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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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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.
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Yvonne Teng
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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- Cancer research
- Translation diagnostics
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Osman Aslam
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom + intro

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Hello, I’m currently a final year medical student whom has a PhD in organic chemistry. I’m interested in creating new technology which has a focus on healthcare. I am currently in the process of recruiting staff to develop an app which I believe would be highly desirable in healthcare. If you would like to get involved, get in touch and let’s make something great :)!
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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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Alexander Antoniou
Baltimore, United States + intro

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I am an optimistic and passionate hardworker who believes real change happens when a group of bright young professionals get together and build on each other's enthusiasm. My background is in medicine, business, and technology, and I've had prior experience with putting together a start-up. If you think BIG and you're constantly pushing for more, then we're a good match.
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Benedikt Kirchgaessler
Zürich, Switzerland + intro

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Ross Richardson
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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Biotech offers one of the most promising areas with which entrepreneurship can transform our lives for the better. I seek projects that can truly make a positive impact on the world, and allow me to apply and further develop my key skills of Problem Solving, Software Engineering, Maths, Physics and Finance. As a Post-doc Researcher and Software Developer in the Maths Institute at Oxford University, I love learning and challenging myself. I aim to be as adaptable and flexible as I possibly can be, and the variety of work required in founding a Biotech start-up offers, I believe, great opportunities for my own personal growth.
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Ivan Seah
SINGAPORE, Singapore + intro

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Motivated medical student with interest in healthcare, medical innovation and entrepreneurship. Aside from my clinical training, I have prior experience in research and development, popular science media and biotech entrepreneurship.
Unique Skills:
Research and Development
1. Did oncolytic viral work with an academic lab in Harvard
2. Capable of various biological research techniques
3. Academic writing
Popular Science Media
1. Written for a commercial popular science magazine
2. In contact with people from mainstream media
Biotech Entrepreneurship
1. Participated in the Stanford-Singapore Biodesign Program
2. Started a project NanoDetect: A Novel System to Assess Breast Cancer Margins Intra-operatively
3. Technical Disclosure Filed

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