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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Miriam Fontanillo
Business|Biology|Chemistry
Heidelberg, Germany + intro

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I have a background in chemistry and at the moment I am doing aPhD in molecular biology. I have worked in the synthesis and screening of small compounds to find new targets as well as in developing biomaterials for tissue regeneration. Additionally, I did an internship in an international company and I have some experience in project management and business.
I am really motivated and I am especially interested in personalized health including new therapeutics and fast diagnostic tools. I would be happy to be part of your team and we together will do our best to improve people's health.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Contact Miriam at: miriam.mfd23@gmail.com
Desyree Jesus
Biology|Medicine
Bay Area, CA, United States + intro

Brief intro
I am a postdoc with 12 years of experience in research, mainly infectious disease. Research in academia does not motivate me anymore, because I do not see the impact of my work on people's lives. So, I started looking more into the biotech world and recently got very interested in the business side. Being part of a team of smart and passionate people, that want to change healthcare is in alignment with my career priorities. I also think it will be amazing to learn so many new things outside of research and be able to build something from scratch. I have been looking into jobs in start-ups because I like the mentality. So, why not start my own? I bring years of research experience, analytical and problem solving skills, communication skills and a passion for learning and collaborating.
Contact Desyree at: desymf@yahoo.com.br
Tunde Ogunrinola
Business|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I am a final year student at the UKs leading pharmacy school with a key interest in developing healthcare focused technology. Along with my strong healthcare background I have gained experience in consultancy, sales, clinical practice and R&D. As well as building and working on my own ideas, I would like to join a team interested in developing novel healthcare solutions.
Contact Tunde at: tunde_o@hotmail.com
Manisha Vaish
Biology|Chemistry|Informatics|Medicine
New York, United States + intro

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I did my masters in biotechnology and I earned doctorate degree in infectious where I learnt developing non-¬‐invasive tools of diagnostic biomarkers for Visceral Leishmaniasis. Presently I am focused on molecular and biochemical aspects of therapeutics against Staphylococcus aureus targeting ion channels and bioenergetics.
Now, having tremendous training and understanding in diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets of pathogenic microbes, I am highly interested in industrial approach of therapeutics .As a postdoc fellow, I meticulously learned to plan, execute and comprehensively analyze the outcomes, which are clearly evident from my publications. Now, I am interested to apply my research expertise and skills in pharmaceutical industry to take basic research from lab to industry.
Contact Manisha at: vaish.manisha@gmail.com
Yvonne Teng
Biology|Informatics|Medicine
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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- Cancer research
- Diagnostics
Contact Yvonne at: yhft2@cam.ac.uk
Xi Shi
Biology
cambridge, United States + intro

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I have non stopping imagination, years of training of logic thinking, unbeatable faith. Let's do something to change people's life.
Contact Xi at: xishi.cici@gmail.com
Alex Kucey
Business|Law|Finance
Edmonton, Canada + intro

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Dual degree JD/MBA, the law degree focused on corporate law and MBA in Finance. I can offer both legal and business expertise as one person, and this wide array of knowledge is valuable to any new start up.
After Finance, my interest through the MBA has been in entrepreneurship. I've started small companies of my own and also experienced first hand the process of starting a high tech business.
Contact Alex at: akucey@ualberta.ca
Kim Loh
Biology|Chemistry|Medicine
Melbourne, Australia + intro

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Biotech entrepreneurship will give me the opportunity to learn and ultimately translate my scientific breakthrough into a commercial product that will benefit the lives and health of countless individuals. I have strong background in biomedical research specifically in diabetes, obesity and neuroendocrinology research fields.
Contact Kim at: kloh@svi.edu.au
Margarita Shinder
Business|Biology|Law|Medicine
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I bring a wealth of pharmaceutical business experience from my consulting and in-house experience at Gilead Sciences. I have additionally been ingrained in the innovation and entrepreneurship communities in Oxford, San Francisco, and New York for the past 7 years. I currently work at Oxford University Innovation, helping researchers commercialise their intellectual property through spinouts and licensing deals.
Contact Margarita at: margarita.shinder@gmail.com
John Crissy
Business|Physics
Kenya, Kenya + intro

Brief intro
Hey there I love biotech.
Contact John at: john@kenya.com
Oliver Croad
Business|Chemistry|Physics|Medicine
Melbourne, Australia + intro

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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
Christine Lam
Biology|Medicine
Alameda, CA, United States + intro

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I'm fascinated by the application of biology to the everyday world and the use of medical research to immediately impact patient outcomes. I bring my diverse experiences in translational research, and a strong passion for medical research and helping patients and the medically under-served. I'm a recent graduate of UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology and currently a researcher at UCSF's Grand Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative. Most significantly during my undergrad, I studied antimalarial drug resistance in Uganda, presented an honors thesis on my undergraduate research on an engineered cardiac patch for post-infarction treatment, studied an important signalling pathway in liver cancer in Singapore's National Cancer Center, and studied leech embryonic development at Cal.
Contact Christine at: christineytlam@gmail.com
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
Gabriel Ginorio
Business|Biology|Maths/Statistics|Engineering
Cambridge, United States + intro

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Sophomore at MIT studying MechE minoring in Biomedical Engineering. In the Langer laboratory I have worked in developing a controlled release vaccine for polio and in testing formulations for its stabilization. Currently I work in developing and testing a tissue engineered heart valve scaffold using polymers. This past summer I interned in a pre-clinical startup lab in Chile and developed experiments for isolation, characterization and differentiation of a pluripotent stem cell called Muse cell. It was a very enriching experience as I was exposed to industry and startups while also to many in-vitro as well as in-vivo techniques. Now, I'm taking a graduate level class on building a healthcare startup from scratch, so I'm developing valuable business skills that I will use in my career.
Contact Gabriel at: gginorio@mit.edu
Muhammad Umair
Design|Medicine
Baltimore, United States + intro

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I am interested in a future career as a physician innovator and an interventional radiologist.
Contact Muhammad at: mumair.mu@gmail.com