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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Adriana De La Garza
New York City, United States + intro

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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.
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Siobhan Dunphy
Edinburgh, United Kingdom + intro

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I recently completed my PhD in tissue engineering and am currently working as a postdoc. I am very interested in the commercialisation of biotechnologies, in particular, medical devices, stem cell therapies, and tissue engineered scaffolds. I would love the opportunity to become involved in a project/business and learn more!
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Marc Chevrette
Wisconsin, United States + intro

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I'm an entrepreneur-scientist with a microbial genomics, secondary metabolite biosynthesis, DNA sequencing, and molecular biology background. I'm experienced in the development of novel applications using computational biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, and genomic sequencing approaches, most recently as the Head of Experimental Genomics at Warp Drive Bio and currently as a member of the Genetics department and the Currie Lab at the University of Wisconsin. I have specific expertise and interest in translational microbial science, especially natural products biosynthesis, drug discovery, chemical ecology, and molecular engineering.
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Chris Mihalsky
Washington, DC, United States + intro

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I enjoy the intellectual challenge of operating in a heavily regulated industry with complicated science. I have an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and an MBA, so I am able to understand both the business and the science. I also have 3+ years of experience as a consultant in the life science industry.
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Connor Buffel
Edmonton, Canada + intro

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I am interested in entrepreneurship because I think the best ideas come from small teams that are bold enough to innovate. In biotech, this innovation can fundamentally change the lives of people and/or enhance the overall performance of the healthcare system.
I have a Masters in Biomedical Technology and 4+ years of professional experience amongst a CRO, a pharmaceutical consulting firm, and a digital healthcare startup.
Contact Connor at:
Naeem Dowlut
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am studying both medicine and bioengineering as undergraduate student based in London. I have also completed several business/entrerpreneurship courses. I am very interested in entrepreneurship evidenced by being part of 'Doctorpreneurs' and a new UK initiative in developing med-tech entrepreneurship among UK universities. I myself am in the process of identifying a medical problem and hope to begin gathering a team in the near future for the next Onestart Round. I am very happy to talk to all of you here, whether you're an established biotech entrepreneur or a budding entrepreneur in the same boat as me, looking for co-founders. I'm happy to collaborate.
All the best!
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Sergii Kolodych
Strasbourg, France + intro

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PhD in organic Chemistry with vast experience in Biology and Entrepreneurship. Two years ago I co-founded a biotech company developing novel immuno-oncology drugs. We were the finalists of OneStart 2014 and raised a total of 700k€ of non-dilutive financing up to this point.
I am eager to share my skills and expertise, both in business and science, with emerging biotechnology startups.
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Apar Jain
Frankfurt, Germany + intro

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Multidisciplinary Scientist currently doing Business and looking for new startup ideas to work and support.
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Tanya Smith
Kingston, Jamaica + intro

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I am a creative problem-solver with a love for innovation. I want to bring my skill set to a team that shares my vision and mission to solve a major existing problem in the world.
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Sarah Neenan
Southampton, United Kingdom + intro

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My background is in Biology and Behavior, and I am currently in my final year of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD). My real passion is tech and I love to code. I know several languages and am able to produce complex dynamic websites and webapps, but am always keen to learn more.

I will also complete my MBA this year and so have a lot of business knowledge that a start-up could benefit from. I'd love to put my skills to good use in an exciting field like biotech.
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KeatWah CHEW
Melbourne, Australia + intro

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Biotechnology is one of my passion and I would like to learn, improve and enhance myself in anyway possible. And with the business skills and knowledge are on demand in this era, I see great potential in this area of developing myself and also helping others. I highly value and have a good knowledge of communication and teamwork, which is truly imperative to keep a team together. And my knowledge in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering may provide great help in different challenges.
Contact KeatWah at:
Jeannie Wu
delft, Netherlands + intro

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Hi. I am from California; studied and worked in NY and Texas as an Industrial Design. Currently, I am doing a Masters in Strategic Product Design in the Netherlands to further my knowledge in business, strategy development, and design thinking skills.
As a designer, I am focused on human centered and user friendly approaches. Additionally, I am interested in the entrepreneurial route. My interest lies within IoT and helping people with back pain.
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Xuan Li
Erlangen, Germany + intro

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Biotech is a promise way leading us to the human wellness in the future.
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Pratish Adhikari
Ames,Iowa, United States + intro

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I am very excited in the field of biotechnology. We have come to age where individual students can collaborate and work on to a cure a disease is fascinating. As a bio engineer it is our moral duty to work on curing the diseases for future generations. I believe starting a biotech entreprenuership is the best way to show your talent and passion for medicine. I have been working in nerual regeneration for peripheral nerve injury for over two years. Over, those years I learned the ins and outs of wet lab work. And,I would like to use those lab skills and combine them with executive skills to start a biotech startup.
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Malathi Mathiyazhakan
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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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 .
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