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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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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Daniel Hardej
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I'm currently studying for my Masters Mechanical Engineering, and am also a prospective PhD student.

I have extensive experience in bio-medical engineering research, focusing on computational modelling of cardiovascular biomechanics, as well as cardiovascular medical device design. Specifically, my focus is in replacement aortic heart valves and optimization of the interventional surgical procedures in this area. This is the area in which I will be studying for my PhD, where I plan to explore the use of bio-3D printing in the manufacture of these devices.

I have a strong background in computational fluid dynamics, CAD, and am highly proficient in Python (including NumPy/SciPy and TensorFlow), C++, and MATLAB programming.
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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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Arundithi Ananthanarayanan
Sinagpore, Singapore + intro

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Biotechnology or Biomedical engineering is one of the disciplines has an immense outreach, especially in terms of healthcare. Although, not trained in medicine, the understanding of disease mechanisms and detection has always fascinated me.
I am currently a PhD student at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore pursuing my thesis on the synthesis of nano particles, especially graphene and applications in sensing and imaging. I have experience on material synthesis and characterization, I have also worked on fluorescence sensing and fundamental studies like fluorescence imaging.
Apart from this I also have limited knowledge on drug delivery techniques and basic molecular biology techniques.
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Malathi Mathiyazhakan
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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Currently a PhD student at NTU, working on external stimuli-triggered drug delivery platforms. Technical Skills include nanoparticle synthesis, cell culture, microbiology, genetic engineering and molecular biology techniques. Interested to work on projects that focuses on developing therapeutics or diagnostics for infectious diseases .
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Lee Dunham
Liverpool, United Kingdom + intro

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As a result of experience in IP and biotech consultancy gained during my PhD and post-doc in the field of systems biology, I am now working as a Business Development Manager for a Faculty of Life Sciences.
I interact with external SME's and large biotech companies to promote collaboration and knowledge exchange with academic research groups to achieve our strategy of increasing research impact.
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Oliver Croad
Melbourne, Australia + intro

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I am passionate about Biotech entrepreneurship because I believe that start-ups, university spin-outs and individual entrepreneurs in the Biotech and broader pharmaceutical sector are the key to the future development of the pharmaceutical industry as large pharma turn to in-licensing technologies rather than in house discovery and early development. I have a unique perspective, trained in Chemistry and Physics as an undergraduate, then obtaining a PhD in biotech/pharmaceutical formulation development. I now work as an associate at a biotech business development consultancy and as a postdoctoral researcher at Monash University on the “Inhaled Oxytocin Project” developing an innovative inhalable formulation of oxytocin for the prevention of post-partum haemorrhage in resource poor settings
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David McCormick
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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Over 12 years working at country level Pharmaceutical Sales & Marketing positions, resulting in UK Franchise lead for a portfolio of products for Blue chip pharma. Recently set-up outsource company providing compliance and regulatory advice. Experience in strategic planning, supporting target product profile, marketing, digital marketing, operations.
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Bramasta Nugraha
Basel, Switzerland + intro

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After being extensively trained in biotech and pharma fields during my academic history, I am interested to jump into entrepreneurship to transform ideas into reality that can be sold. In biotech fields, there are just tons of ideas can be generated but without stimulating entrepreneurship this can only be just lab-bench results. With entrepreneuship we can expand those ideas for 'real' applications. I am extensively trained in polymeric materials science for biomaterials as well as in 3D cell
culture technology for biomedical applications.
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Wayne Jiang
Melbourne, Australia + intro

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I enjoy the process of finding novel technological solutions to problems in the healthcare sector. I possess a unique mix of knowledge from medicine, dentistry, finance and statistics.
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Kaushik Choudhury
Mumbai, India + intro

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I have been trained in physics and I want to get into biotech - intriguing! Well, it's always pleasure to do physics, but what brings a little more pleasure and a sense of pride is - "This is what I have built-up using physics and yes, it can solve your problems". Exactly, this is the reason I want to get into entrepreneurship. Biotech attracts me because this is one way of making science reach to the masses and for a good reason.

I have specialised in optics and have been working on it for around 8 years now. I have fairly good understanding of optics and use of light as a probe. Last year, we (I and two of my teammates) have come up with a design (algorithm is in the test phase), for a device that is expected to raise an early alarm in case of MI, commonly known as heart-attack.
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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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Van Dung Pham
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.
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Marc Chevrette
Wisconsin, United States + intro

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I'm an entrepreneur-scientist with a microbial genomics, secondary metabolite biosynthesis, DNA sequencing, and molecular biology background. I'm experienced in the development of novel applications using computational biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, and genomic sequencing approaches, most recently as the Head of Experimental Genomics at Warp Drive Bio and currently as a member of the Genetics department and the Currie Lab at the University of Wisconsin. I have specific expertise and interest in translational microbial science, especially natural products biosynthesis, drug discovery, chemical ecology, and molecular engineering.
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Solomon Ekegbu
Kuala-lumpur , Malaysia + intro

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Biotech has always been something i have always wanted to do since childhood, technology as a whole has always fascinated and captivated me. Entrepreneurship is something i love, perhaps it is as a result of coming from entrepreneurship oriented family.

I have always wanted to focus my entrepreneurial goals in sectors like biotech, pharmaceuticals, cloud computing, software, robotics and artificial intelligence.

I believe i can be a great entrepreneur, i am willing to do anything to realise the success of a business. My greatest ability is the potential to learn new things.

I love biotechnology, companies like Gilead, Amgen, Juno therapeutics, Biogen who have devoted research to discover and defeat rare diseases have always inspired me.
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