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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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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Xin Geng
Philadelphia, United States + intro

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Synthetic chemistry & analytical chemistry
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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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Michele Becce
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a materials engineer, always looking for new challenges and opportunities.
Thanks to my background in engineering, I gained an analytical way of thinking, being able to deal with problems, identifying their causes and reaching their solutions. This has been further enhanced during my years abroad, in which I have had responsibilities for different projects, and I learnt how to be independent in dealing with the diverse issues that can arise in them.
In addition to this, since my work and studies often involved working with people from various different backgrounds, I think that my communication and teamwork skills have been enhanced and refined throughout the years. I have learned how to express, motivate and sustain my opinions, and also how to listen, and organize ideas from others
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Kaushik Choudhury
Mumbai, India + intro

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I have been trained in physics and I want to get into biotech - intriguing! Well, it's always pleasure to do physics, but what brings a little more pleasure and a sense of pride is - "This is what I have built-up using physics and yes, it can solve your problems". Exactly, this is the reason I want to get into entrepreneurship. Biotech attracts me because this is one way of making science reach to the masses and for a good reason.

I have specialised in optics and have been working on it for around 8 years now. I have fairly good understanding of optics and use of light as a probe. Last year, we (I and two of my teammates) have come up with a design (algorithm is in the test phase), for a device that is expected to raise an early alarm in case of MI, commonly known as heart-attack.
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Aishah Prastowo
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I have an engineering background but now I work closely with biologist as I'm working on microfludics. I am interested in interdisciplinary research and even have a formal degree (masters) on it - so I'm eager to add business as one more subject to learn to enrich my interdisciplinary experience!
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Alexander Antoniou
Baltimore, United States + intro

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I am an optimistic and passionate hardworker who believes real change happens when a group of bright young professionals get together and build on each other's enthusiasm. My background is in medicine, business, and technology, and I've had prior experience with putting together a start-up. If you think BIG and you're constantly pushing for more, then we're a good match.
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Max Lehnus
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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Before starting my PhD in biomedical engineering at Cambridge, I received a BSc in genetics, a Msc in nanotechnology, and co-founded an e-health startup that raised €500k.

During my doctorate, I have been focusing on pathogen detection methods and on the development of diagnostic devices.

Concurrently with my PhD, I have also been working as a postgraduate mentor at Cambridge Uni, as head of business development for a local startup, and as project manager for OBR.

This is a great time for me to become a Onestart co-founder and apply my scientific knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to help set up a successful startup. Feel free to contact me as I would be happy to discuss a potential collaboration.

P.S. In my free time, I like to row, do crossfit, cook and sing.
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Nishant Jain
MUMBAI, India + intro

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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.
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Juan Sebastian Giraldo Losada
London, United Kingdom + intro

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This is an incredibly exciting time to be involved in Biotech Entrepreneurship. Impressive advances are being continuously achieved as the field gradually transforms into Synthetic Biology. The possibilities to revolutionize science, technology, the economy and society are staggering.

I envision a future where efficient nanoscale engineering will transform cells and molecules into programmable microrobots and nanomachines that will operate multiple tasks within human cells and tissues.

As a senior genetics student with an in-depth expertise in Molecular & Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, experimental design, biostatistics, and exceptional interests in Machine Learning, Big Data, Computational Modelling and Evolutionary & Genetic Programming, I wish to take part in shaping the future.
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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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