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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Mladen Stojanovic
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Working for your own company and building it from nothing but an idea and enthusiasm is the highest level of personal achievement. Taking responsibility, pushing own creativity, enjoying in other team members' prosperity is everything that entrepreneur will want to have. It is time for the ultimate level of personal involvement. Being a 31 years old, I have had time to try and test different experiences: from DJ-ing and building a sewerage as a construction worker and member of a handball representation of University (Belgrade) to being a government official, solder and Marie Curie PhD researcher at Imperial College London. My skills would not be unique but will broad: organic synthesis, public presentation, marketing and design, management.
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Margarita Shinder
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I bring a wealth of pharmaceutical business experience from my consulting and in-house experience at Gilead Sciences. I have additionally been ingrained in the innovation and entrepreneurship communities in Oxford, San Francisco, and New York for the past 7 years. I currently work at Oxford University Innovation, helping researchers commercialise their intellectual property through spinouts and licensing deals.
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Jiyeob Kim
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I have knowledge of various materials such as metals and polymers which can be used for possible biotech purposes. I would be more than happy to share my knowledge to contribute for technology in healthcare.
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Sarah Neenan
Southampton, United Kingdom + intro

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My background is in Biology and Behavior, and I am currently in my final year of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD). My real passion is tech and I love to code. I know several languages and am able to produce complex dynamic websites and webapps, but am always keen to learn more.

I will also complete my MBA this year and so have a lot of business knowledge that a start-up could benefit from. I'd love to put my skills to good use in an exciting field like biotech.
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Mark Pace
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.
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Eric Qiao
Sydney, Australia + intro

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Eric is a young and energetic business development associate, who specialising in China-focused business development. Eric dedicated to liaising and building long-lasting relationships with Chinese biopharma companies, developing strategies for China market entry as well as attracting funds or investments from China. Prior to joining Bio-Link, Eric was a scientific researcher at University of New South Wales and University of Adelaide. He has experience in a broad field, such as cancer, virology, biochemistry, stem cell and developmental biology. During this time, he has published six scientific peer-reviewed articles. Eric is about to complete his PhD study at the University of New South Wales. He was awarded Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) and First Class Honours.
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Imbisaat Geti
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a translational scientist, working on generating liver cells from stem cells. In part of my PhD project I am translating liver protocol in GMP (good manufacturing protocol) for future clinical trial.
Before starting PhD, I worked for 3 years as RA managing HIPSCs core facility in Cambridge University. HIPSCs are stem cells from adult tissue, in easy words I can take cells from your skin or blood and custom made stem cells for you. The work involved generation of iPSc for client lab, finishing on time, invoicing and maintenance of account etc. This was equivalent to running a small business.
As a cofounder I can bring my scientific and also my entrepreneur skills to your team. We could also discuss idea which I have (though I am sure about it).
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Aagya Mathur
Boston, United States + intro

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I conducted research on cardiovascular disease and carbon nanotubes in high school, leading to my biomedical engineering research and thesis developing actuated cilia for artificial arteries to treat cardiovascular disease. Recognizing the gap between developing these innovative technologies and getting them to the patients who need them, I pivoted to business.

I spent 5 years is commercial strategy and operations consulting, where I worked across the payer, provider, life sciences, and other industries. My role spanned financial modeling, operations, business model development, strategy, design thinking, and more. I started a service offering within my firm, and grew a startup data analytics group over a year, where I managed teams and clients.
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Jakub Trzebinski
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.
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Luke Macyszyn
Los Angeles, United States + intro

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I am a medical professional specializing in neurosurgery. I am an attending clinical neurosurgeon at the University of California in Los Angeles and I am experienced in treating complex spinal deformities using state of the art surgical techniques. I also have had the opportunity to work with machine learning technologies for biomedical image analysis during my research fellowships. I believe that combining machine learning with advanced biomedical image analysis can usher in a new era of cutting edge minimally invasive spine surgery. I also have substantial expertise in developing and deploying hospital picture archiving and communication system (PACS) systems after having done so during my residency years.
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Ian Pieters
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I am currently completing my MBA in Cambridge and I want to make a transition to biotech.
I have always had an interest in medicine and would like to be part of something that can change the world.

I worked in the electricity industry for 6 years before starting my MBA.

I have project management, research, design and business skills to offer and lots and lots of passion!
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Daniel Jamieson
Manchester, United Kingdom + intro

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I've successfully founded and run Biorelate for the last year. During this time I've secured numerous grants, won various start-up competitions, generated revenue and learnt the ropes for setting up a successful biotech business. I also have a PhD in bioinformatics (with specialist expertise in text-mining), masters in computational biology, bachelors in biology and industry experience from working at Merck and Pfizer. I'm more than happy to come on board and offer my skills and experience to an exciting idea with great potential.
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Shunqiang Wang
Bethlehem, PA, United States + intro

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My long-term passion is to be part of biomedical device community and improve people's life by sharing best-quality products. To reach this goal, I have constrained my field to mechanical engineering for both my undergraduate and Ph.D study, thus preparing myself with a solid professional background. Meanwhile, I immersed myself in several volunteer and leadership-cultivation programs, thus fostering the community sense.
-Areas of expertise include:
• Microfluidic & MEMS
• Microfabrication
• Biosample Processing (cells/blood)
• Finite Element Modeling
• Surface Chemistry Functionlization
• Device Prototyping
• Fluorescent Imaging
• Leading Cross-disciplinary Teams
• Technical Writing
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Nishant Jain
MUMBAI, India + intro

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I am Nishant Kumar Jain, currently pursuing Ph.D (DST-INSPIRE Fellow) in Biomedical Engineering from IIT Bombay under the guidance of Prof.Rohit Srivastava. I have a pharma background and done my Masters from NIPER-Hyderabad in Pharmaceutics.
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Jitendra Kanodia
San Francisco, United States + intro

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I am a Chemical and Biological Engineer (Bachelors from IIT Madras and PhD from Princeton University) with specific focus on utilizing engineering/mathematical principles for understanding biology and enabling drug development. The following are some examples of my work
1. FGFR signaling pathway has many receptors that activate intracellular signaling to different extents and lead to non-small cell lung cancer. Our modeling work helped identify the right combination of receptor inhibition that would get the most bang for your buck
2. Many research institutes are looking to develop nanoparticles of anti-tuberculosis drugs for faster treatment. Our modeling work helped identify which molecular classes are ideal for encapsulation and taking maximum advantage of the nanotechnology platform.
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