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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JeShaune Jackson
San Francisco, United States + intro

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Interested in transhumanism and regenerative medicine. Formerly with Cleveland Clinic's BME (4yrs) and Venture Capital Team (1 yr). Worked with the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) to commercialize regen med projects from Case Western, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Harvard, MGH, Univ. of Utah and Univ. of Virginia (Burn, Limb Salvage, Scarless Wound Healing, Craniofacial and Bone Regen Portfolios). Experience with regulatory affairs (FDA Face to Face meetings and clinical literature review for CE Mark approval). Thesis: Bench to Bone, Commercializing a Cellular Therapeutic for Regenerative Medicine (2016). Currently Program Manager of the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF.
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Mike Chung
Richmond, Canada + intro

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I am interested in biotech entrepreneurship because I believe that biotechnology has the ability to shape the world and help people. According to the Biotechnology Industry Organization, biotechnology can heal the world, fuel the world, and feed the world. My technical skill is in analytical chemistry and designing experimental equipment to find fundamental information about systems, but I also bring along enthusiasm and teamwork skills.
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Leandro Tarosso
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).
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Joost van Haasteren
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I am currently a PhD student at the University of Oxford looking for exciting opportunities to apply my talents. I work on the cutting edge of science; Gene Therapy, and have experience in nanoparticle and viral vector design and production whilst working on gene addition and gene editing approaches.

I would love to be part of a team that is motivated to make the most out of their ideas, in any area of biotechnology.

If you have any questions about me or you want to discuss your start-up ideas please feel free to contact me.
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Anna-Lena Schaupp
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a final year DPhil student in immunology with a keen interest in developing business ideas and helping to create innovate new healthcare solutions. My expertise lies in basic and translational biomedical research and I would love to collaborate in the formation of a new biotech start-up that has the potential to positively impact patients’ lives.
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Jonathan Stephan Nowak Delgado
München, Germany + intro

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Jonathan’s passion is to build & scale successful companies globally by collaborating with like-minded people, developing high impact business models and investing smart capital across industries.

He has led projects in the energy & natural resources, health care and internet sectors. The global network he has built is strengthened by his ability to speak five languages. He is a big picture visionary and at the same time a team player who knows how to get stuff done.

Jonathan is looking for potential business partners as a co-founder/manager, investor or advisor/mentor.

His functional expertise is design thinking innovation, open innovation, virtual collaboration, management consulting, interim management, workshop facilitation, industrial engineering, people development, business dev.
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Alexander Kitayev
Brooklyn, United States + intro

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My educational background is a BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. I currently work at a small Biotech doing contractual studies with academics and major pharma. We have developed a humanized chimeric mouse model, where the liver of the mouse is repopulate over 90% with human hepatocytes. I have been involved in Designing, conducting and analyzing results in the fields of DMPK, Toxicity and virology for over 2 years. I am now getting involved in the business side of biotech-connecting people, technology and ideas. I am also responsible for designing the studies and presenting results at conferences. I am very eager to be part of a fresh startup Biotech - as I have the knowledge and skills required to move the teams ideas and goals forward.
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KeatWah CHEW
Melbourne, Australia + intro

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Biotechnology is one of my passion and I would like to learn, improve and enhance myself in anyway possible. And with the business skills and knowledge are on demand in this era, I see great potential in this area of developing myself and also helping others. I highly value and have a good knowledge of communication and teamwork, which is truly imperative to keep a team together. And my knowledge in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering may provide great help in different challenges.
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Mahesh Kudari
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Passionate about bringing benefits to patients through innovations in technology and science. Experienced physician in clinical medicine, clinical imaging, healthcare system and payor management and drug discovery. Able to leverage insights and network from a broad healthcare base.
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Kenath Priyanka Prasad
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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Hi there! I'm a final year PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. My research work on synthesis of nano-carbon materials for applications in energy and biology is extremely multidisciplinary & versatile in nature.

Furthermore, I'm an alumini of the Singapore-Stanford design programme ( 2012), where my team and I successfully designed and patented a medical device over the duration of 4 months.

With a belief that sometimes the most complex problems have
the simplest solutions, innovation, combined with a relentless will to strategically plan and execute is a trait that I have been continuously and successfully exhibiting over the course of my PhD studies.

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Naeem Dowlut
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am studying both medicine and bioengineering as undergraduate student based in London. I have also completed several business/entrerpreneurship courses. I am very interested in entrepreneurship evidenced by being part of 'Doctorpreneurs' and a new UK initiative in developing med-tech entrepreneurship among UK universities. I myself am in the process of identifying a medical problem and hope to begin gathering a team in the near future for the next Onestart Round. I am very happy to talk to all of you here, whether you're an established biotech entrepreneur or a budding entrepreneur in the same boat as me, looking for co-founders. I'm happy to collaborate.
All the best!
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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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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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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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Matthew Drohan
University Park, United States + intro

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What interests me most about biotech entrepreneurship is the ability for small companies to focus on and develop new technologies that can improve the world around us. I believe that my 3 years of experience with consulting has granted me a unique and advantageous skillset of having both a business and biology background. This gives me a distinct advantage with helping advise small biotech companies that are new to the world of business.
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