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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Sabna Cheemadan
Paris, France + intro

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Its so exciting to see dreams shaping into reality which could have an impact on the society we live. I am a Biologist who believes in the potential of microRNAs as Bio-therapeutics for certain conditions. I would be glad to offer my skills and ideas in microRNA based therapeutics if anyone shares the same interest.
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Frank Yu
Boston, United States + intro

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I am inquisitive in identifying healthcare problems and passionate in finding solutions to improve human health. This curiosity and passion has led me to explore a broad spectrum of research from stem cell biology to biomaterials science and regenerative medicine. I would like to see myself as an perseverant researcher who would continue to ask innovative questions and a creative problem solver in applying engineering principles for better development of regenerative medicine therapies. I am also dedicated in moving innovative technologies from bench to bedside to benefit patients.
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Diogo Santos
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Master degree in Bioengineering.

Currently PhD at UCL.

Fields of Expertise: medical devices; signal processing; image analysis; bid data analyses; microscopy and tissue regeneration.
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Xi Shi
cambridge, United States + intro

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I have non stopping imagination, years of training of logic thinking, unbeatable faith. Let's do something to change people's life.
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Harshad Gupta
Mumbai, India + intro

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During my Masters project, I have worked on stretchable electronic devices which I think has huge applications in human-machine interfaces. My experience fabricating such devices can be useful for people working in this areas. Along with that I have a Bachelors degree in Polymer Engineering during which I have gained knowledge about polymer chemistry, their synthesis and processing.
Apart from my academic background, I also have experience working in a FinTech startup as Product development associate. I believe this experience has given me a entrepreneural perspective to look at ideas and also motivated to try something into human-machine interface. Anyone interested please contact me on watsapp +91 9930527904
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Sascha Alles
Edmonton, Canada + intro

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NeuroCajal strives to push beyond the confines of our current understanding and uncover the hidden secrets of our nervous systems to put an end to chronic pain, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases and disorders.
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Michael Liang
Berkeley, California, United States + intro

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I am looking to solve important problems in healthcare. As a recent U.C. Berkeley graduate, I have
worked at various software and health-tech companies, the latest being Counsyl and Google Life Sciences. I have a strong software and stats background. Healthcare lies at the intersection of engineering, medicine, biology, statistics, etc. Hence, I would like to join a highly diverse team that's dedicated to a common mission. Having worked at different companies, I can offer my insight and ideas on different approaches to problem solving, design, and strategy. I have an especially strong passion to help cancer patients and anyone else involved in the process of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
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Pranav Chandorkar
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I have been in healthcare for the past 10 years and since then noticed most of times we spend time, energy and money treating the cause rather than preventing the cause. Biotech entrepreneurship gives me the platform to design devices where individuals can take charge of their own health and prevent ailments. My specialty lies in treating sports injuries and I have the understanding of what is the current need to prevent these injuries. My management degree from ESSEC in healthcare industry gives me the business aspect and how to spin a start-up. I am in need of Bio-medical/any engineers who know how to make bio-sensors and have knowledge about cloud computing.
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Lee Dunham
Manchester, United Kingdom + intro

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Through reaching the finals and creating an award winning business plan as MD for our company idea within the Biotech YES scheme, my insight into the biotech industry began. From then on, I have worked as an intellectual property fellow at UMIP, and as part of OBR's consultancy team being exposed to a wide array of scientific research, and the necessary and complex pathways through to commercialisation. As a scientist I enjoy understanding and analysing the research, but more recently, I have developed and transferred these skills for more commerce-oriented outcomes. I will bring my current understanding and abilities to any team, and put my all into the business and look forward to working with other like-minded people.
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Mark Hammond
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Undergrad and PhD in Neuroscience & Artificial Intelligence focused on understanding role of modulation on information processing as a more realistic pharma model. 7 years in tech commercialisation, 5 at Imperial Innovations running the accelerator and building early stage companies (mainly focused on customer acquisition strategy, positioning and fundraising) across digital healthcare, food, energy and therapeutics.
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Keith Tsui
Hong Kong, Hong Kong + intro

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Being a junior doctor, I see numerous unmet medical needs. In order to truly help patients, I am determined to bring innovative research from bench to bedside and create solutions to help patients.
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VictorLi Li
Boston, United States + intro

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StemCellerant designs and manufactures stem cell based research tools and therapeutics with a mission to accelerate personalized regenerative medicine.
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Paola Torre
New York, Italy + intro

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During my PhD at University of Trento, Italy, and postgraduate experience at New York University, I devised emulsions and liposomes encapsulating biological molecules that I would like to commercialize. I developed these systems in a very multidisciplinary and international academic context but lacking of entrepreneurial spirit. I would be thrilled to join your program and bridge this gap, leading my interests towards the bioscience industry. I want to learn how to commercialize ideas and devices developed in research laboratories and how develop business models to initiate my own company.

My area of focus and interest varies from quantitative analysis to project management. I gained solid research, analytical and problem solving skills while working in academy but I miss a good knowledge
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Efthymios Kostaras
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.
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Christine Lam
Alameda, CA, United States + intro

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I'm fascinated by the application of biology to the everyday world and the use of medical research to immediately impact patient outcomes. I bring my diverse experiences in translational research, and a strong passion for medical research and helping patients and the medically under-served. I'm a recent graduate of UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology and currently a researcher at UCSF's Grand Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative. Most significantly during my undergrad, I studied antimalarial drug resistance in Uganda, presented an honors thesis on my undergraduate research on an engineered cardiac patch for post-infarction treatment, studied an important signalling pathway in liver cancer in Singapore's National Cancer Center, and studied leech embryonic development at Cal.
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