Co-founder hub
Overview

"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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Corina Ceapa
Biology|Chemistry|Informatics|Medicine
Chicago, United States + intro

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• Independent, communicative, and technically experienced scientist with over 10 years of experience in mammalian cell culture, recombinant protein production, purification and characterization from bacterial and mammalian expression systems, bacterial fermentation, genetics and genomics, high-throughput immune assays.
• Demonstrated track record of being successful in the industry by creating value (1 patent) and in academia by publishing in peer-reviewed journals (5 first author papers).
• Passionate about conducting research on biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals and bringing a practical contribution to patients.
Contact Corina at: corinadianaceapa@yahoo.co.uk
Wouter Meuleman
Biology|Maths/Statistics|Engineering|Informatics
Cambridge, United States + intro

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Interested in epigenomics, gene regulation, genome organization and implications of these in human disease. Worked on an initial proof-of-concept for a startup around this theme, and have previous startup experience.
Contact Wouter at: meuleman@gmail.com
Manoharanehru Branavan
Biology|Chemistry|Design|Engineering
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a multidisciplinary research student with excellent knowledge in point-of-care, microfluidic, molecular (DNA) diagnostic device development. Possesses unique knowledge gained through interdisciplinary projects (academic and industrial collaborations) in sample preparation, nucleic acid assay development and product design. In 2012, I began my PhD at Brunel University within a large interdisciplinary group. My research focuses on the development of an integrated molecular diagnostic device for Point-of-Care testing in resource-limited settings.
Contact Manoharanehru at: branavanmn@gmail.com
Son Hoang
Business|Design|Engineering
Boston, United States + intro

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MBA graduated with a strong engineering skill set. Looking to help young entrepreneur on their journey to make the world a better place.
Contact Son at: sthanh@gmail.com
John Chu
Business|Law|Finance|Informatics
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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Mr Chu is a seasoned business executive who had progressed from analyst roles to CXO and director positions through a variety of corporate functions such as project finance, corporate planning, marketing, communications, business development, human resources, accounting and information systems, across industries such as management consulting, information technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, education and energy during a career history of more than twenty years to date for organizations ranging from start-up to large or multi-national corporations, with experience in line management and responsibilities for budget, P&L, compliance and setting KPIs, policies and procedures, across Australia, China and Singapore.

Mr Chu had held in Australia a number of public appointments such as
Contact John at: jc1em-ventures@yahoo.com.au
Tanya Smith
Biology|Chemistry
Kingston, Jamaica + intro

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I am a creative problem-solver with a love for innovation. I want to bring my skill set to a team that shares my vision and mission to solve a major existing problem in the world.
Contact Tanya at: camali.smith@gmail.com
Caitlin Baiduc
Biology
Philadelphia, United States + intro

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I come from an interdisciplinary background, having completed training in the humanities and biological sciences. I currently work in a cGMP environment where we make translational medicine ("bench-to-bedside therapies") a reality. I am a strong multi-tasker with an acute awareness of deadlines. I am keen to connect with young entrepreneurs who seek to change the way we do medicine and with an ultimate eye to improving human health. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me to discuss any opportunities.
Contact Caitlin at: baiducc@mail.med.upenn.edu
Diana Kohlberg
Business|Design|Informatics
New York, United States + intro

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I am interested in biotech entrepreneurship because I have a passion for health information technology. Unfortunately, HIT is far behind most other industries. I want to be part of the solution that narrows and closes that gap.

I have completed a Masters in Public Health program, am in the process of a Health Information Technology Certificate program, and work in the healthcare field, which has given me insight into how biotech can solve healthcare problems. Additionally, I have previously studied design and psychology, which will aid in creating a user friendly and attractive product.
Contact Diana at: djkohlberg@gmail.com
Marya Ahmed
Biology|Chemistry|Engineering|Medicine
Toronto, Canada + intro

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Development of precisely tuned polymer peptide-drug conjugates for drug delivery
Codelviery of drugs for cancer treatment is a routine approach in clinics. However, the treatment poses several issues, such as different cellular uptakes and biodistribution of two different drugs. The development of carefully tuned polymer-peptide vectors would allow site specific attachment of each drug to the polymer-peptide backbone, hence fixing the molar ratio of two drugs per polymer chain.
Contact Marya at: maryaahmed9@gmail.com
Manisha Vaish
Biology|Chemistry|Informatics|Medicine
New York, United States + intro

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I did my masters in biotechnology and I earned doctorate degree in infectious where I learnt developing non-¬‐invasive tools of diagnostic biomarkers for Visceral Leishmaniasis. Presently I am focused on molecular and biochemical aspects of therapeutics against Staphylococcus aureus targeting ion channels and bioenergetics.
Now, having tremendous training and understanding in diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets of pathogenic microbes, I am highly interested in industrial approach of therapeutics .As a postdoc fellow, I meticulously learned to plan, execute and comprehensively analyze the outcomes, which are clearly evident from my publications. Now, I am interested to apply my research expertise and skills in pharmaceutical industry to take basic research from lab to industry.
Contact Manisha at: vaish.manisha@gmail.com
Christian Karrer
Business|Finance
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.
Contact Christian at: christian.karrer17@rotman.utoronto.ca
Alex Goh
Biology
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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My passion has always been biology and application of such knowledge is the ultimate understanding of a subject. I am a quick learner and also an enthusiastic team player. Having multiple internship experiences allows me to understand and experience the technicality and also the difficulties in the biotech industry. Also co-founded a company as well, I know very well the difficulty and hardships experienced during the first few years of a startup.
Contact Alex at: jgoh052@e.ntu.edu.sg
Matthew Miell
Biology
Stanford, CA, United States + intro

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Originally from the UK, I received my PhD from Edinburgh University studying chromatin structure in Robin Allshire's laboratory before moving to Stanford to enjoy the Californian weather as a postdoc in the Biochemistry department.

My current research in Aaron Straight's laboratory studies the regulation of protein networks at the centromeric region of chromosomes. This work aims to better understand how cells become cancerous by identifying how key centromeric protein complexes interact and are regulated to prevent chromosome mis-segregation - the most common hallmark of human solid tumor cells.

As well as using molecular cloning and mammalian tissue culture techniques, my work specializes in the use of single molecule imaging, protein production / purification, and mass spectrometry.
Contact Matthew at: mmiell@stanford.edu
Luigi Palumbo
Business|Finance|Informatics
Hong Kong, Hong Kong + intro

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My Master thesis was in Biotech companies' innovation and internationalization. I did a series of case studies across companies in Italy and in the US, and I became passionate about that industry. My professional patter brought me on the IT side for 4 years, now it may be the right time to apply my skills and knowledge on a different field. I bring my skills in Sales, Finance, IT at functional level, and - above all - a great passion to learn and apply new things.
Contact Luigi at: paluigi@gmail.com
Anand Parikh
Physics|Maths/Statistics|Design|Engineering
Ahmedabad, India + intro

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I have bachelor’s & master’s degrees in Engineering Design IIT-Madras, with a biomedical engineering minor. I want to help the society with the knowledge that I have, in a way that shows me visible output. Human physiology fascinates me and so does product design. Biotech entrepreneurship lets me combine these two to create a direct impact on lives.
I have worked on biomedical devices as an intern with Stanford India Biodesign, Philips Healthcare & Renu Electronics, & during several academic projects.
I have co-invented 3 patented medical devices. My strengths are mechanical engineering, electronics, creative thinking, product design & prototyping.
Contact Anand at: anandparikh92@gmail.com