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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Xu Wen Ng
Design|Engineering|Medicine
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I've 7 years of experience in working with medical devices for cardiovascular and ophthalmology application. I was trained as a biomedical engineer and subsequently received further training as a material science engineer. I specialized in biodegradable polymers devices, biologic delivery and micro-device manufacturing. I am looking for co-founders to embark on a journey in biomedical device together!
Contact Xu Wen at: ngxuwen@gmail.com
Edmund Lee
Maths/Statistics|Informatics
Singapore, Singapore + intro

Brief intro
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.
Contact Edmund at: elwj88@gmail.com
Nishant Jain
Biology|Finance|Medicine
MUMBAI, India + intro

Brief intro
I am Nishant Kumar Jain, currently pursuing Ph.D (DST-INSPIRE Fellow) in Biomedical Engineering from IIT Bombay under the guidance of Prof.Rohit Srivastava. I have a pharma background and done my Masters from NIPER-Hyderabad in Pharmaceutics.
Contact Nishant at: nishantjain1988@gmail.com
Carlos Araya
Biology|Informatics
San Francisco, CA, United States + intro

Brief intro
I have extensive experience in genomics, technology development, and computational biology. My areas of expertise are in (1) the interface of genomics and biophysics, with respect to mutation impacts on protein and RNA molecular functions, (2) regulatory genomics in development/disease, and (3) genomic and molecular evolution. These skills are integral to understanding the molecular mechanisms and signatures of pathogenic mutations, critical to patient stratification for clinical diagnostics. Having led multidisciplinary teams in first-author publications in cancer genomics (Nat. Genetics), high-throughput biophysics (Nat. Biotech), developmental biology (Nature), and genomic regulation (Nature), my goal today is to deliver solutions that directly improve the lives of 7 Billion people.
Contact Carlos at: carlos@jungla.bio
Nazish Malik
Biology|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
Through undertaking the MSci programme in Integrative Pharmacology and Physiology for Research at King’s College London, I have had significant laboratory experience both in the in vivo setting but also when attempting to design novel proof-of-concept in vitro and ex vivo assays. Furthermore, through the invaluable laboratory experience gained at the biopharmaceutical company UCB, I have become proficient in many experimental techniques including ELISA, MSD, PCR, Western Blot and multicolour flow cytometry.

I endeavour to pursue a research career in which I significantly contribute to the development of techniques and methodologies which improve our collective understanding of as yet poorly defined concepts.
Contact Nazish at: n_malik1306@hotmail.com
Matthew Hahn
Business|Maths/Statistics|Engineering
Berkeley, United States + intro

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It was a passion for seeing technology and engineering solve problems that drove me towards studying biomedical engineering as an undergrad. While spending the last seven years in military service, I saw how simple solutions solved real world problems. Additionally, I learned how to achieve goals, which are not always quantifiable, by leveraging the strengths and talents of individual contributors. I am now a graduate student, pursuing degrees in business administration and public health. I'm most passionate about improving on a solution to neonatal jaundice using phototherapy by creating a simply designed product, helping lower costs and make treatment more widely available.
Contact Matthew at: matthew_hahn@berkeley.edu
Oliver Croad
Business|Chemistry|Physics|Medicine
Melbourne, Australia + intro

Brief intro
I am passionate about Biotech entrepreneurship because I believe that start-ups, university spin-outs and individual entrepreneurs in the Biotech and broader pharmaceutical sector are the key to the future development of the pharmaceutical industry as large pharma turn to in-licensing technologies rather than in house discovery and early development. I have a unique perspective, trained in Chemistry and Physics as an undergraduate, then obtaining a PhD in biotech/pharmaceutical formulation development. I now work as an associate at a biotech business development consultancy and as a postdoctoral researcher at Monash University on the “Inhaled Oxytocin Project” developing an innovative inhalable formulation of oxytocin for the prevention of post-partum haemorrhage in resource poor settings
Contact Oliver at: oliver_croad@live.co.uk
Siang Yun Ang
Business|Biology|Finance|Medicine
Singapore, Singapore + intro

Brief intro
I am deeply passionate about applying my scientific training to translate research knowledge into products or processes that benefit community healthcare. I have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, where I worked on on cardiovascular development, disease and ion channel regulation. I will be moving on soon to postdoctoral research work in sebaceous gland biology and acne, as part of a government-industry collaboration. I have also worked as a biotechnology investment fund analyst at University of California, San Francisco and taken courses in intellectual property law. I appreciate the commercial and legal aspects of translational research discoveries, and I hope to contribute my scientific expertise and analytical skills to biotech entrepreneurship.
Contact Siang Yun at: siangyun.ang@gmail.com
Alfred Chin
Business|Biology|Chemistry|Medicine
Baltimore, United States + intro

Brief intro
I am an undergraduate neuroscience and biophysics student intending to pursue an MD/PhD, and I have extensive research expertise in neurobiology, immunology, and pharmacology. I wish to be involved in biotech entrepreneurship that focuses on developing therapeutics. Please feel free to email me.
Contact Alfred at: achin14@jhu.edu
Malathi Mathiyazhakan
Biology|Engineering
Singapore, Singapore + intro

Brief intro
Currently a PhD student at NTU, working on external stimuli-triggered drug delivery platforms. Technical Skills include nanoparticle synthesis, cell culture, microbiology, genetic engineering and molecular biology techniques. Interested to work on projects that focuses on developing therapeutics or diagnostics for infectious diseases .
Contact Malathi at: malathi001@e.ntu.edu.sg
Ranjan Nayyar
Business|Design|Engineering|Informatics
Philadelphia, United States + intro

Brief intro
As a post grad student at Upenn in Integrated Product Design, I am moving towards understanding the process of problem solving, ideation, prototyping that goes into any product, digital or physical. As an undergrad in industrial engineering, I can bring to the table a wide array of skills associated with product design, market research, product development etc.
Contact Ranjan at: prashant4arya@gmail.com
Perfect Lee
Business|Design|Engineering
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam + intro

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graduated as bachelor degree of business administration. Some chance brought me to the Software Engineering world. I'm keen on finding a business partner aimed at applying technology to create a better world. I'm currently planning to create a startup in the following sectors:
+ an Education Platform to close the world skills gaps.
+ a popup inventory B2C platform
+ an Open Business Platform

Anyone who is interested in these sectors, please feel free to email me anytime.
"Together we create a better world"
Contact Perfect at: lehangtoan0503@gmail.com
Kenath Priyanka Prasad
Biology|Chemistry|Law|Engineering
Singapore, Singapore + intro

Brief intro
Hi there! I'm a final year PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. My research work on synthesis of nano-carbon materials for applications in energy and biology is extremely multidisciplinary & versatile in nature.

Furthermore, I'm an alumini of the Singapore-Stanford design programme ( 2012), where my team and I successfully designed and patented a medical device over the duration of 4 months.

With a belief that sometimes the most complex problems have
the simplest solutions, innovation, combined with a relentless will to strategically plan and execute is a trait that I have been continuously and successfully exhibiting over the course of my PhD studies.


Contact Kenath Priyanka at: kena0001@e.ntu.edu.sg
Ezhilarasan Rajaram
Biology|Medicine
Munich, Germany + intro

Brief intro
I am a PhD student curious about real world applications of biotechnology.
Contact Ezhilarasan at: rajaram.ezhilarasan@gmail.com
David McCormick
Business|Finance|Medicine
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
Over 12 years working at country level Pharmaceutical Sales & Marketing positions, resulting in UK Franchise lead for a portfolio of products for Blue chip pharma. Recently set-up outsource company providing compliance and regulatory advice. Experience in strategic planning, supporting target product profile, marketing, digital marketing, operations.
Contact David at: dave.m.mccormick@gmail.com