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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Robert Symmes
KINGSTON, ON, Canada + intro

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I'm a soon-to-be graduate from the Physics program at Queen's University, with a keen interest in the physics of cancer therapy. Currently I am completing my Honors Thesis at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, where I am performing preliminary Monte Carlo simulations for a new Cobalt-60 radiotherapy unit. This unit is a cheaper, more sustainable alternative to a Linac and could be a better option for cancer treatment in developing regions. I would be very interested in joining a biotech endeavor that is working to provide cheap, feasible health care technologies to developing countries.
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Alex Goh
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.
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Inseyah Bagasrawala
Farmington, United States + intro

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I want to learn the way entrepreneurship works to be able to set up my own venture in the future. I am currently taking an entrepreneurship class training myself to understand all the business related basics required to fulfill, in addition to my biology and chemistry background, before starting my own biotech.
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Manoharanehru Branavan
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.
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Nicolas Keller
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.

- 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)
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Muhammad Umair
Baltimore, United States + intro

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I am interested in a future career as a physician innovator and an interventional radiologist.
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stuart sims
Zurich, Switzerland + intro

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Experienced Postdoctoral Scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Skilled in Vaccines, Venture Capital, Molecular Biology, and Virology.
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Stefan Smith
Melbourne, Australia + intro

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Biotech entrepreneurship is one of the most important global markets, integrating technological advancements from a broad range of sciences to best enhance humanity. Biological processes are not only key to improving quality of life, but are also a route to numerous high-value chemicals that cannot be feasibly produced through existing industrial processes. I have a broad range of experiences in managing small teams and excel in finding solutions to complex problems, which compliments my strong background in chemistry and related Operational Health and Safety. My previous business endeavors have been successful, but were limited by their scope. I have a professional demeanor and will work hard to see my team succeed. I am genuinely interested in discussing project opportunities.
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Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I have participated in creation of a data product for an health care company.
I have experience in working on web and IT related service;
I have developed a software product individually.

I believe in using data science to alleviate some of the health care problems we face nowadays in emerging economy: namely the uneven distribution of medical resources and medical knowledge.

Through the use of data science we can help doctors all over the world to make better decisions.

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Kylie Ellis
ADELAIDE, Australia + intro

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I currently work in health research commercialisation in Australia and would love to use my background knowledge to work with start ups. I also have a PhD in neuroscience and contractual/licensing knowledge so come with well-rounded skills! I would also consider working with groups in different cities.
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Khameinei Ali
Washington, DC - SF, CA, United States + intro

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I was a OneStart semi-finaliat last year at Cambridge University while pursuing my MBA. I created financial projections, business plans, and pitches for the competition. I have a degree in Physical Chemistry and Molecular Biology with some analytical chemistry experience for the military. I am currently finishing my final year of medical school in Washington, DC but am traveling across the US interviewing for residency positions. I am interested in joining a team with a good idea that needs help from a business or medical input aspect. I love the startup environment and am passionate about the scientitix imporvement of medicine through texh and pharm. I am a huge nerd and would to help you win the OneStart this year so please don't hesitate to contact me!
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Wayne Jiang
Melbourne, Australia + intro

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I enjoy the process of finding novel technological solutions to problems in the healthcare sector. I possess a unique mix of knowledge from medicine, dentistry, finance and statistics.
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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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Caodu Buren
Vancouver, Canada + intro

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I have startup experience of a nation-wide magazine, and am majored in Biology and Neuroscience, two fundamental fields that will be greatly translated into medicine soon in the following decades and ameliorate people's life quality and expand lifespan. Recently, I am learning management, finance, leadership, programming, and physics, these are the field that I need to know to run my company/companies. Most importantly, I have collecting and screening ideas that potentially become products or services, with enough funding and right team, that will change the world some day. I have good understanding and connections in China where I am from, also who has the largest market on the planet. With my connections with Mongolia and India, it would help our company to expand into Asia in future.
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Dominik Glodzik
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a postdoc in computational biology of cancer. I bring skills in data science, visualisation, machine learning, machine vision. I have knowledge of cancer genomics and next-generation sequencing.

My entrepreneurial experience includes Biotechnology YES competition, market research in an iTeams project, and setting up an online store.

I am interested in how the new technology will change healthcare and give opportunities for small companies.

Always happy to meet up to discuss ideas.
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