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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Kenath Priyanka Prasad
Biology|Chemistry|Law|Engineering
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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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
Noah Mesfin
Biology|Design|Engineering|Informatics
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
Having recently joined a BBSRC iCASE project which aims for students to gain both academic and industrial expertise as well as in my case, theoretical (metabolic modelling) and experimental techniques, I want to follow the direction of applying my skills for translating research into applications. Currently learning a wide swathe of skills including software engineering and metabolic engineering, and so I will be well placed in a project from its inception in planning and designing strain development as well as feasibility analysis.
Contact Noah at: n.mesfin@brookes.ac.uk
Cheryl Maduro
Biology|Medicine
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.
Contact Cheryl at: cheryl_maduro@hotmail.com
Paola Torre
Biology|Chemistry
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
Contact Paola at: paolagiovannatorre@gmail.com
Joanna Koszela
Business|Biology
Edinburgh, United Kingdom + intro

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With a recent PhD in cell biology, I am a postdoc developing novel assays applicable in preclinical drug discovery processes. I co-invented and developed a novel method for testing specific enzymatic reactions in a high-throughput manner, which is currently undergoing a European patent application process.

Besides my research skills, I gained experience in technology commercialisation and business development through my current work in a dynamically growing international network of innovative entrepreneurs, researchers and investors.

An enthusiastic team player with a strong background in molecular biology and drug discovery, with some experience in IP protection, technology commercialisation and investment, I am now looking to join a great team for a new, exciting challenge!
Contact Joanna at: jo.koszela@gmail.com
Mark Hammond
Business|Biology|Engineering
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.
Contact Mark at: mark.hammond@imperialinnovations.co.uk
Simon Jegan Porphy Jegathese
Biology|Engineering|Medicine
Monaghan Town, Ireland + intro

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My passion is in creating revolutionary products and tools that impact the lives of potentially millions of people is one of the fundamental reason. Also, I believe that the journey of starting a company is exciting and rewarding.
Myself a Scientist with 5 years of Industry research work experience, worked with Life Technologies and DuPont. Currently working a Industrial Biotechnology Start-up in Ireland. I would like to bring Upstream and Down Stream processing knowledge. My interests are in recombinant proteins & therapeutic proteins, enzymes for food, pharma, waste waters Industry and I have a strong background in doing Due diligence.
Contact Simon Jegan Porphy at: simonjegan@gmail.com
Kaushik Rangarajan
Business|Biology|Chemistry|Engineering
Wageningen, Netherlands + intro

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A post graduate in Biotechnology with experience in Bioprocess Engineering, Fermentation Technology, Cell culture and Medical Biotechnology. I have developed practical knowledge on modelling and analysis of biological systems. I have also minored in Finance and Economics and hence can analyse projects from different perspectives. I am also passionate about Biomedical Engineering, Climate Change adaptation and Entrepreneurship.
Contact Kaushik at: kausri2008@gmail.com
Grace Hatton
Business|Biology|Chemistry|Medicine
Birmingham, United Kingdom + intro

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I belong to a drug delivery research group at UCL working with 3D printing technologies and patented formulas, so have an understanding of the business aspects of pharmaceuticals in addition to the fundamental science. I am also skilled in writing grant applications and scientific communication. This is in addition to my medical studies and as a UK-qualified pharmacist, involved in a breadth of student and national societies that have allowed me to develop communication, leadership and teamworking skills.
Contact Grace at: gxh354@bham.ac.uk
Alexey Morgunov
Biology|Maths/Statistics|Informatics|Medicine
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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Biotech is where big problems of the 21st century are being addressed and I would like to be part of doing that. I have both experimental experience in synthetic biology and bioinformatics/computational biology experience.
Contact Alexey at: alexeymorgunov27@gmail.com
Ivan Seah
Business|Biology|Medicine
SINGAPORE, Singapore + intro

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Motivated medical student with interest in healthcare, medical innovation and entrepreneurship. Aside from my clinical training, I have prior experience in research and development, popular science media and biotech entrepreneurship.
Unique Skills:
Research and Development
1. Did oncolytic viral work with an academic lab in Harvard
2. Capable of various biological research techniques
3. Academic writing
Popular Science Media
1. Written for a commercial popular science magazine
2. In contact with people from mainstream media
Biotech Entrepreneurship
1. Participated in the Stanford-Singapore Biodesign Program
2. Started a project NanoDetect: A Novel System to Assess Breast Cancer Margins Intra-operatively
3. Technical Disclosure Filed

Contact Ivan at: ivanseah22031991@gmail.com
Denis Huen
Business|Physics|Design|Engineering
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Huen Yin Fan Denis, B.Sc.(Hons) M.Sc. M.Phil., is the founder of MedExo Robotics. Currently, he is a Master of Research (MRes) candidate in Medical Robotics and Image Guided Intervention, Imperial College London. In 2010, he started a company, G-Innovator, aiming at developing innovative, pioneering products and service to improve our living standard. Denis has won many top national and international awards in science and engineering with his inventions including an artificial robotic leg for the disabled, “Energy Conversion From Nuclear Radiation to Electrical Energy System”, personal air-con. The main concept idea of the product from "MedExo Robotics" is inspired from his master research project "Wearable Robot for Suppressing Tremor of Parkinson's Disease".
Contact Denis at: denishuen@gmail.com
Prashanth Gokare
Biology|Medicine
Philadelphia, United States + intro

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As a translational cancer researcher I have always wanted to transforms ideas from bench to bedside to have a direct impact on people's life and health. Apart from being a scientist, I also worked in technology transfer department, where I was involved with aspects of intellectual property rights, licensing, and contracts of early novel inventions
Contact Prashanth at: pgokare@gmail.com
Solomon Ekegbu
Business|Finance|Engineering|Informatics
Kuala-lumpur , Malaysia + intro

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Biotech has always been something i have always wanted to do since childhood, technology as a whole has always fascinated and captivated me. Entrepreneurship is something i love, perhaps it is as a result of coming from entrepreneurship oriented family.

I have always wanted to focus my entrepreneurial goals in sectors like biotech, pharmaceuticals, cloud computing, software, robotics and artificial intelligence.

I believe i can be a great entrepreneur, i am willing to do anything to realise the success of a business. My greatest ability is the potential to learn new things.

I love biotechnology, companies like Gilead, Amgen, Juno therapeutics, Biogen who have devoted research to discover and defeat rare diseases have always inspired me. I have a degree in Software Engineering.
Contact Solomon at: solodbestboy@gmail.com
Behzad Majidi
Chemistry|Physics|Engineering
Quebec, Canada + intro

Brief intro
I am a Materials scientist with passion for innovation
Contact Behzad at: behzad.majidi.1@ulaval.ca