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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Philip Arvanitis
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I am currently working within the Advisory division in Science Group(formerly Sagentia Group) in Cambridge and previously an IP Consultancy in Cambridge. During both roles I have undertaken IP Landscapes, market assessment, technology scouting, freedom to operate searches and advised on investments and future technology research strategies. The client I have work with include start-up, big pharma, multinational consumer goods and national innovation centres, along with chemical, and mechanical projects.

I have a keen interest in bringing ideas to life and a broad interest in technology and intellectual property.
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Tennessee, United States + intro

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I'm currently a senior PhD student majoring in computational biology and statistics. I'm a problem solver with strong background in quantitative analysis and biology. I'm very interested in apply my knowledge to discover actionable insights for real business.
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Grace Hatton
Birmingham, United Kingdom + intro

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I belong to a drug delivery research group at UCL working with 3D printing technologies and patented formulas, so have an understanding of the business aspects of pharmaceuticals in addition to the fundamental science. I am also skilled in writing grant applications and scientific communication. This is in addition to my medical studies and as a UK-qualified pharmacist, involved in a breadth of student and national societies that have allowed me to develop communication, leadership and teamworking skills.
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Diana Salem
Glasgow, United Kingdom + intro

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I am interested in collaborating with people interested in developing devices used within dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
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Ferenc Fazekas
Hamden, United States + intro

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Fulbright | MBA | Entrepreneur | Agile PM | IoT

A Fulbright MBA student, specializing in Healthcare Management, looking for innovative teams working on preventive solutions enabled by technology. Interested in preventive screening methods, 24/7 digital health monitoring solutions (IoT), or any undisclosed forms of prevention.
Graduated as Business IT Manager in Budapest, HU; worked as Business IT Consultant, later IT Project Manager for various companies, meanwhile always active in the start-up community. Mobile and gadget enthusiast.

For various family related reasons, decided to use the acquired Business and IT knowledge in disease prevention, and help people stay healthy.
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Richard Kelwick
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Dr. Richard Kelwick is a cancer biologist that is interested in the biomedical applications of cell-free expression systems. He is an experienced independent researcher, primarily in synthetic biology and cancer biology. Building upon both a scientific and management background he is a co-founder of Cellibero, a synthetic biology startup company.

Success in internationally recognised business competitions:
LeanLaunchPad [2015], 3-Day MBA [2014], BBSRC Biotechnology YES [2010], Flux [2008], Regional Enterprise Awards [2007] and The University of Sheffield Business Creation Competition [2007].

Project management, and leadership experience with successful outcomes:
Scientific advisor and project manager of three successful iGEM teams; NRP [2011, 2012], Imperial College London [2013].
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Manoj Leelananda
Edmonton, Canada + intro

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I am currently working as a Product Manager in ISO certified Biomedical Company and I have more than 4 years of experience in this field. Therefore, I am equipped with good technical knowledge about almost all available biomedical instruments under world renewed brands, especially in the haematology analyzers as well as managerial experience.
Further, I obtained my MSc in Applied electronics and I developed a microcontroller based heart rate analyzer (equipped with remote monitoring facility) as a part of my Msc.
I have good knowledge about Ardiuno programming, Processing programming, Java. Moreover, I can handle Matlab Programming as well. I have basic knowledge about FPGA and Raspberry Pi programming, embedded systems (PIC & Atmega) Programming (Mikro C & C), computer Architecting Pro
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Wacy Su
San Francisco, United States + intro

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I work in engineering consulting for biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Specialize in scale up from lab to clinical to manufacturing. Familiar with industrial design, equipment validation, and FDA compliance.
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Martha Imprialou
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a postdoctoral scientist in bioinformatics in the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London. My research involves statistical analysis of large volumes of biological and clinical data for the identification of gene targets for diagnosis and treatment of rare autoimmune diseases. Before that, I completed a DPhil in Statistics and an MSc in Computer Science at the University of Oxford.

I see biotech entrepreneurship as a great platform to apply innovative science to provide tangible solutions to the healthcare industry, that have direct impact to people's lives. I would be a great fit to any project with a data analysis component – I am especially interested in personalised medicine and genetics.

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Maniragav Manimaran
London, United Kingdom + intro

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• UCL medical student with a strong understanding of physiology, anatomy and pharmacology etc...

• Pursuing a BSc in Medical Physics and Bioengineering.

• President of the UCL Entrepreneurs Society. Involved in the management of our very own student run VC-Fund.

• Motivated entrepreneur with experience in the consulting industry.
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Zoi Alexopoulou
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a medical doctor (2012 Oxford alumnus) and I am now in my 3rd year of my DPhil (PhD) in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford. I am interested in bio entrepreneurship and innovation. Having a medical background, I know how the hospitals work and the patients' needs which is essential in order to identify a good gap in the market. In addition, doing my DPhil in basic and translational research, I have good exposure to lab techniques, seminars, state-of-the-art technology and I have seen how research is being translated to have a clinically relevant effect. I would like to collaborate in forming a biotech company. I am interested in a wide range of biomedical topics, so if you want to collaborate get in touch.
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Edmund Lee
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I am a behavioral and data scientists specializing in statistical modelling in health, science and technology research. As a data scientist, I use data analytical tools to address big questions in health and technology sectors - such as understanding the psychological reasons for making health decisions or acceptance of technology. My works have been published in top journals such as Journal of Health Communication and Journal of Nanoparticle Research. I look forward to meeting and working with people who have a passion to use data analytics to address issues in health and science sectors.
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Mark Pace
Cambridge, MA, United States + intro

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Finance/Accounting and Sales Professional! What are the odds!

I've started several businesses and have the experience in raising funding. Experiences in everything from manufacturing to technology to biotechnology.

Experience in biotechnology relates to understanding new technologies (CRISPR & CAR-T). Avid investor in the space and would like to help grow the next great biotechnology company from inception to commercialization.
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Alexey Morgunov
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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Biotech is where big problems of the 21st century are being addressed and I would like to be part of doing that. I have both experimental experience in synthetic biology and bioinformatics/computational biology experience.
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Ezhilarasan Rajaram
Munich, Germany + intro

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I am a PhD student curious about real world applications of biotechnology.
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