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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Imbisaat Geti
Business|Biology|Medicine
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I am a translational scientist, working on generating liver cells from stem cells. In part of my PhD project I am translating liver protocol in GMP (good manufacturing protocol) for future clinical trial.
Before starting PhD, I worked for 3 years as RA managing HIPSCs core facility in Cambridge University. HIPSCs are stem cells from adult tissue, in easy words I can take cells from your skin or blood and custom made stem cells for you. The work involved generation of iPSc for client lab, finishing on time, invoicing and maintenance of account etc. This was equivalent to running a small business.
As a cofounder I can bring my scientific and also my entrepreneur skills to your team. We could also discuss idea which I have (though I am sure about it).
Contact Imbisaat at: imbisaat@gmail.com
Tushaar Shrimanker
Biology|Chemistry|Maths/Statistics|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I am interested in meeting new people with great minds and joining collective skills to produce something phenomenal.
I am a medical doctor, fully licensed to practice. And i get bored.
Contact Tushaar at: dr.shrimanker@gmail.com
Aaron Weil
Design
San Francisco, United States + intro

Brief intro
I am a designer in the bay area interested in assisting digital health start ups with the design of websites, apps, medical devices and wearable technology.
Contact Aaron at: Weilaaron@gmail.com
Van Dung Pham
Biology|Chemistry|Engineering|Medicine
Quebec, Canada + intro

Brief intro
I worked with E.coli metabolic pathways which give the relationships among compounds and the conversion of a certain mass of precursor material to another mass of products during a particular time period such as GABA and Malic acid.
I also worked in the field of molecular biology with the bacterial two-component regulatory system, which serve as a basic stimulus-response coupling mechanism, allowing organisms to sense and respond to changes in many different environmental conditions.
Presently, I am working in project to determine the protein structure and function of some Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria for drug-designing.
Contact Van Dung at: van-dung.pham.1@ulaval.ca
Shunqiang Wang
Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Engineering
Bethlehem, PA, United States + intro

Brief intro
My long-term passion is to be part of biomedical device community and improve people's life by sharing best-quality products. To reach this goal, I have constrained my field to mechanical engineering for both my undergraduate and Ph.D study, thus preparing myself with a solid professional background. Meanwhile, I immersed myself in several volunteer and leadership-cultivation programs, thus fostering the community sense.
-Areas of expertise include:
• Microfluidic & MEMS
• Microfabrication
• Biosample Processing (cells/blood)
• Finite Element Modeling
• Surface Chemistry Functionlization
• Device Prototyping
• Fluorescent Imaging
• Leading Cross-disciplinary Teams
• Technical Writing
Contact Shunqiang at: sqwang1990@gmail.com
Solomon Ekegbu
Business|Maths/Statistics|Finance|Engineering
Kuala-lumpur , Malaysia + intro

Brief intro
Biotechnology especially oncology had always been something i've been interested in. I've always wanted to start up a biotech company or become a co founder for one. I believe finding the right partnership involving people that complement your skills in different ways is important in entrepreneurship. I believe i can contribute effectively to ensure the success of a venture. I understand the risks and the rewards involved in this process. But I'm willing to take my chances if there rewards outweigh the risks involved.
Contact Solomon at: solodbestboy@gmail.com
Khameinei Ali
Business|Biology|Chemistry|Medicine
Washington, DC - SF, CA, United States + intro

Brief intro
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!
Contact Khameinei at: Kali@gwmail.gwu.edu
Graham Mills
Business|Biology|Medicine
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
Having been a previous semi-finalist of OneStart, I engage my passion for life sciences through entrepreneurial activities. While currently a PhD student in cancer research at drug development @ Cambridge, I am also undertaking a degree in Finance from LSE, as well as in internship in life sciences venture capital, giving me a unique insight into priming biotech startups for attracting investment.

I'm also a co-founder of a small Cambridge-based biotech, again helping me develop skills to help drive growth and build a business case for biotech-based ideas.

Please reach out if you'd like to chat about any aspect of above, or how we might work together to build a sustainable startup capable of attracting investment and moving through the produce development process.
Contact Graham at: gm506@cam.ac.uk
Marco Martinolli
Maths/Statistics|Engineering|Informatics
Trieste, Italy + intro

Brief intro
I am a mathematical engineer and now I am in a double degree project between Politecnico di Milano and EPFL for "Computational Science and Engineering". I received a good formation in numerics and in general physical and engineeristic topics, but I have always been interested in the application of mathematics in biology or biophysics. I am a positive person who can bring a great help to a team that has mathematical or computational needs. I like phenomena modellization and implementation of numerical methods; the programming language that I prefere are Matlab or C++. I am a determinate worker, with soft-skills suitable for team projects.
Contact Marco at: martin.marco592@rocketmail.com
Yvonne Teng
Business|Biology|Informatics|Medicine
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
- Cancer research
- Translation diagnostics
Contact Yvonne at: timnvon@gmail.com
Pablo Lubroth
Business|Biology|Engineering
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
I have a background encompassing Pharmacology, Biochemical Engineering and the Bioscience Enterprise. I was a Semi-Finalist at OneStart 2016.
Contact Pablo at: pablolubroth@gmail.com
John Chu
Business|Law|Finance|Informatics
Singapore, Singapore + intro

Brief intro
Mr Chu is a seasoned business executive who had progressed from analyst roles to CXO and director positions through a variety of corporate functions such as project finance, corporate planning, marketing, communications, business development, human resources, accounting and information systems, across industries such as management consulting, information technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, education and energy during a career history of more than twenty years to date for organizations ranging from start-up to large or multi-national corporations, with experience in line management and responsibilities for budget, P&L, compliance and setting KPIs, policies and procedures, across Australia, China and Singapore.

Mr Chu had held in Australia a number of public appointments such as
Contact John at: jc1em-ventures@yahoo.com.au
Lucas Wen
Design|Engineering
Waterloo, Canada + intro

Brief intro
Top (currently rank 1) student in 3rd year Mechanical Engineering, pursuing an option in Bio-mechanics. Industry experience with high tolerance mechanical design. I hope to apply my design skills toward bone treatment for disabled individuals.
Contact Lucas at: lucaswencanada@gmail.com
Arturo Ortega
Biology|Chemistry|Medicine
Berkeley, United States + intro

Brief intro
I am interested in helping develop novel ways to tackle problems in healthcare by use of molecular biology and bioengineering. I am experienced in biomedical and biochemical research.
Contact Arturo at: aortega@berkeley.edu
Adriana De La Garza
Biology
New York City, United States + intro

Brief intro
I started out planning to be in academia for life, but throughout my career I discovered that I would like to work on directly applicable research and providing tangible and useful options/products for people.

My current work is all done at the bench, I am very experienced in all the basic molecular biology and biochemistry techniques (think CRISPR editing, protein design and purification, RNA work, confocal microscopy, PCR, cloning, etc).

In the past I have worked with clinical samples in a massive scale to determine certain genetic traits. I am currently in an institution associated with a hospital, so I believe arrangements for collaborations and use of patient samples are possible in the future if needed by the project.
Contact Adriana at: adrianadlgs@gmail.com