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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Jonathan Smyth
New York, United States + intro

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I have a passion for the advancement of emerging technologies with the potential to improve lives.
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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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Michal Lipka
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Hi there! I'm a 3rd year PhD student in Biomedical Materials (with obvious interest in the healthcare sector).

I've got a great training and a lot of entrepreneurial experience during OneStart 2014 (I founded a project that has got to the semi-finals) as well as other initiatives (Virgin Pitch to Rich 2015). I have good leadership skills, like pitching ideas and preparing application forms. I've also spent many hours on talks with TTOs about IP protection, product design, etc. Happy to serve with both my entrepreneurial skills and/or scientific training to person with a great idea.

I'm a trained physicist working on an engineering project where a lot of biology and chemistry is involved, soI've got good multidisciplinary background + problem solving and design optimisation skills.
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Cheryl Maduro
London, United Kingdom + intro

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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.
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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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A. Adhyatmika
Yogyakarta, Indonesia + intro

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I believe that Indonesia can become one of the homes for plant based vaccine production for low-cost, effective, green, and halal vaccines especially for low and middle income countries.
Contact A. at:
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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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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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].
Contact Richard at:
Rita Drumond Mateus
Geneva, Switzerland + intro

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I'm a biologist with a strong background in molecular biology and zebrafish genetics. I have worked in chemical screening in zebrafish and my phD was focused in fin regeneration growth control. I believe biotech entrepreneurship is key for the development of novel therapies, not only because of the ideas themselves, but also because the motivation and team spirit involved in creating something new lead to the advance of science.
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Anand Parikh
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.
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Tushaar Shrimanker
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am interested in meeting new people with great minds and joining collective skills to produce something phenomenal.
I am a medical doctor, fully licensed to practice. And i get bored.
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Raunaq Pradhan
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I have always been keen to solve problems based on the needs existing in the society. To further solve this motive after by Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering, I am presently pursuing a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, with a focus on medical device innovation.

I am a good team player with leadership traits, have a keen acumen for problem solving, and believe in putting my best foot forward in whatever projects I undertake.
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Alexander Fort
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.
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Samuel-brown Ezeh
Bangor, United Kingdom + intro

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i am interested in biotech entrepreneurship due to it being part and parcel of my career path, and having knowledge of how biotechnology is shaping medicine, and molecular biology. Also, I come from Nigeria where entrepreneurship is budding and opportunities are abundant to make impact in science and technology. It is my wish to help bridge the gap and provide solutions to problems pertaining innovation and healthcare in my home country.

Presently I am a PhD student in Cancer studies at Bangor University where i am opening myself to breakthrough studies and throughput research and improvising materials and method stop achieve results. This affords me with a repertoire of skills and knowledge which is being constantly developed.
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