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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Efthymios Kostaras
Business|Biology|Law|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Biotech enterpreneurship is a dynamic concept that stems from the integration of science , clinical practice and the business sector. My aim would be to work for innovative projects that could improve public health and personalised medicine approaches.
Contact Efthymios at: Efthymios.kostaras@gmail.com
Dan Cojocari
Business|Biology|Chemistry|Medicine
Toronto, Canada + intro

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I'm really passionate about bringing emerging biotechnology to patients that could benefit from it. Previously, I have been part of such projects and learned a lot from the experience. I bring extensive scientific knowledge from the pharmaceutical, cancer research, and business strategy fields.
Contact Dan at: dan.cojocari@gmail.com
Tri Luong
Business|Finance
Berkeley, California, United States + intro

Brief intro
After 4 years of investment banking (finance) and 3 years of operations experience, I want to take the next big step - which is to help found a company that turns important science and research into a commercial solution. I love working with scientists and researchers and I want to help them decrease the execution risk involved in starting a company. I have extensive expertise in market sizing, financial modeling, company valuation, marketing companies, fundraising, and day-to-day operations. I'm back at business school (Berkeley Haas) to pursue this goal. I believe that science is the most important part of any solution, but strong business expertise is necessary to get that solution to market. I want to be that missing piece of your start up team! I look forward to meeting y'all!
Contact Tri at: tri.q.luong@gmail.com
Zhi Zhou
Biology|Physics|Design|Engineering
Lexington, United States + intro

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Health problem is world-class disaster our human faced today. Nowadays, we have no good solution to this problem and the old business model suck. My purpose is to destroy the health framework and build a new one base on novel biotechnology.
My skill based nano-biotechnology and nano-fabrication. I have six years experience in lab-on-a-chip experience and also have a broad knowledge from business, electronics, and to design. I'm eager to meet some tech-geek/nerds who have the ambition and passion to change and re-shape the future world.
Contact Zhi at: zhi.zhou@uky.edu
Aaron Weil
Design
San Francisco, United States + intro

Brief intro
I am a designer in the bay area interested in assisting digital health start ups with the design of websites, apps, medical devices and wearable technology.
Contact Aaron at: Weilaaron@gmail.com
Simon Jegan Porphy Jegathese
Biology|Engineering|Medicine
Monaghan Town, Ireland + intro

Brief intro
My passion is in creating revolutionary products and tools that impact the lives of potentially millions of people is one of the fundamental reason. Also, I believe that the journey of starting a company is exciting and rewarding.
Myself a Scientist with 5 years of Industry research work experience, worked with Life Technologies and DuPont. Currently working a Industrial Biotechnology Start-up in Ireland. I would like to bring Upstream and Down Stream processing knowledge. My interests are in recombinant proteins & therapeutic proteins, enzymes for food, pharma, waste waters Industry and I have a strong background in doing Due diligence.
Contact Simon Jegan Porphy at: simonjegan@gmail.com
Nicolas Keller
Business|Law|Finance
München, Germany + intro

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I got infected with the biotech virus when I started a team for iGEM 2010 and I never looked back. I am highly interdisciplinary and probably could even help you out in the wet lab when in a real pinch, but you will make the best use of my skills by letting me work on the business plan/market analysis.

Experience:
- Several internships at technology startups (marketing/business development)
- Wrote first business plan and/or market analysis for 3 science-based startups of leading research organizations (Max Planck, Helmholtz). Areas of research: robotics, cognitive training, cell-based assays.
- Internship at Max-Planck-Innovation, the TTO of the Max Planck Society

Academic Background: 3 years Physics (Chemistry Minor), 4 years Law, 4 years Business Administration (Chemistry Minor)
Contact Nicolas at: nicolas.m.keller@googlemail.com
Sarah Elliott
Business|Biology|Chemistry|Medicine
Philadelphia, United States + intro

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I have developed business plans surrounding a small-molecule antiviral drug and a healthcare IT platform for booking elective surgeries. I was President of the Penn Biotech Group at Wharton, doing project management and consulting for both large and small biotech/pharma/device companies. I have consulted to VC firms on investments in the HIV space. My Ph.D. thesis was in HIV Virology and I am currently a Postdoc engineering novel therapies for Flu/Ebola/Marburg in collaboration with industry/military.
I am interested in starting a business as an opportunity to create something of value for the World (or even just a few patients). I like working with very small teams because I think it is the best setting to learn from others, and the easiest way to see what impact my skills can have.
Contact Sarah at: sarahell@mail.med.upenn.edu
Ablat Tursun
Business|Biology|Finance|Medicine
San Antonio, United States + intro

Brief intro
I want to build a company ground up. I have experience in case competitions and in business. Strong drug development and molecular biology background.
Contact Ablat at: atursun@smu.edu
Alexander Fort
Biology|Medicine
Philadelphia, United States + intro

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I am interested in collaborating on pharmaceutical, medical device, or health care access initiatives. My background is primarily medical - I have a strong understanding of clinical medicine, hospital workflow, pharmacology, and physiology.
Contact Alexander at: sanderfort@gmail.com
Levana Sani
Business|Biology|Maths/Statistics
Singapore, Singapore + intro

Brief intro
I'm interested in bringing biotechnology in diagnostics and data analytics to improve healthcare decision making in developing communities. Having trained in Biochemistry and seeing conditions in rural Indonesia where I grew up, I see opportunities of scalable and affordable solutions for better decision making in healthcare.

I have experience in working in a microfinance start-up, and am currently heading operations in Indonesia for the Kairos Society (Asean). I am a Biochemist by training, and am currently working on a pharmacogenomics program in the Genome Institute of Singapore. As part of a previous project, I've contributed to a patent filing, and is experienced with writing business proposals.
Contact Levana at: levana.l.sani@gmail.com
Ron Alfa
Business|Biology|Medicine
San Francisco, United States + intro

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I'm passionate about solving important medical problems and improving patient care. Most of my experience is in pre-clinical and basic sciences in the areas of Neurosciences and Metabolism but I'm always excited to explore new areas. I bring 10 years of broad research experience and medical training. In addition, I've completed rigorous training in Entrepreneurship at the Stanford GSB Ignite program and served as part of the early business development team for Recursion Pharmaceuticals. I'm interested in joining a highly motivated team that values hard work and social impact.
Contact Ron at: rwalfa@gmail.com
Cheryl Maduro
Biology|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I have a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and I am interested in Biotech entrepreneurship in London. Alongside my PhD I attended courses relating to business development, negotiations and opportunity identification. Moreover, I am following a 3 month internship at WSF, an Accelerator, at which I am gaining hands-on experience on the early stages of a start-up and I am helping WSF set up a health acceleration program. My passion for science, interest in cutting edge research and hypothesis-driven approach to problem solving are a combination that would allow me to translate scientific innovation from ideas to commercial reality and is something which I want to further develop. I would welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss my interests and added value further.
Contact Cheryl at: cheryl_maduro@hotmail.com
Marco Martinolli
Maths/Statistics|Engineering|Informatics
Trieste, Italy + intro

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I am a mathematical engineer and now I am in a double degree project between Politecnico di Milano and EPFL for "Computational Science and Engineering". I received a good formation in numerics and in general physical and engineeristic topics, but I have always been interested in the application of mathematics in biology or biophysics. I am a positive person who can bring a great help to a team that has mathematical or computational needs. I like phenomena modellization and implementation of numerical methods; the programming language that I prefere are Matlab or C++. I am a determinate worker, with soft-skills suitable for team projects.
Contact Marco at: martin.marco592@rocketmail.com
Pablo Lubroth
Business|Biology|Engineering
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I have a background encompassing Pharmacology, Biochemical Engineering and the Bioscience Enterprise. I was a Semi-Finalist at OneStart 2016.
Contact Pablo at: pablolubroth@gmail.com