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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Matharishwan Naganbabu
Pittsburgh, United States + intro

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I am interested in bringing out tangible outcomes in healthcare by supporting an enterprise to build or test tools to detect or develop a cure for diseases. Of particular interest is smartphone based diagnostics.
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Matthew Drohan
University Park, United States + intro

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What interests me most about biotech entrepreneurship is the ability for small companies to focus on and develop new technologies that can improve the world around us. I believe that my 3 years of experience with consulting has granted me a unique and advantageous skillset of having both a business and biology background. This gives me a distinct advantage with helping advise small biotech companies that are new to the world of business.
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Barry Breaux
New York, United States + intro

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I'm a physician by training, educational background in business. My interest/experience in entrepreneurship particularly is in digital health and means to empower patients to have better access to their own health information, and ways to improve physician and other providers' experience with all this new data and technology.
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Dominik Glodzik
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a postdoc in computational biology of cancer. I bring skills in data science, visualisation, machine learning, machine vision. I have knowledge of cancer genomics and next-generation sequencing.

My entrepreneurial experience includes Biotechnology YES competition, market research in an iTeams project, and setting up an online store.

I am interested in how the new technology will change healthcare and give opportunities for small companies.

Always happy to meet up to discuss ideas.
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Michael Liang
Berkeley, California, United States + intro

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I am looking to solve important problems in healthcare. As a recent U.C. Berkeley graduate, I have
worked at various software and health-tech companies, the latest being Counsyl and Google Life Sciences. I have a strong software and stats background. Healthcare lies at the intersection of engineering, medicine, biology, statistics, etc. Hence, I would like to join a highly diverse team that's dedicated to a common mission. Having worked at different companies, I can offer my insight and ideas on different approaches to problem solving, design, and strategy. I have an especially strong passion to help cancer patients and anyone else involved in the process of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
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Anshul Agrawal
Bangalore, India + intro

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Belonging to a family of doctors, a biotech startup has always been my dream and ambition. Applying technology to bring healthcare to the masses has always been something I've dreamt of, and this something led me to work on designing mass-producible 3D printed prosthetics in my final semester.

I bring a mix of biology and mechanical engineering expertise to the table coupled with a sprinkle of management experience at my day job. I'm looking forward to explore creative means to contribute to the community and to the industry as a whole
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Mike Ogutu
oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I bring a wealth of knowledge from Finance/ Alternative Investments across the globe (mostly US, Canada, Europe) and Africa (Kenyan). I'm interested mainly in the dental/ healthcare innovation areas.
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Philip Arvanitis
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I am currently working within the Advisory division in Science Group(formerly Sagentia Group) in Cambridge and previously an IP Consultancy in Cambridge. During both roles I have undertaken IP Landscapes, market assessment, technology scouting, freedom to operate searches and advised on investments and future technology research strategies. The client I have work with include start-up, big pharma, multinational consumer goods and national innovation centres, along with chemical, and mechanical projects.

I have a keen interest in bringing ideas to life and a broad interest in technology and intellectual property.
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Jakub Trzebinski
Luzern, Switzerland + intro

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I have a PhD form Chemistry and substantial experience in med tech industry - from idea generation to launching a product. Happy to help regardless of where you are with your idea.
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Deepak Thimiri
Oslo, Norway + intro

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Deepak is a Research Scientist, Innovator and Business Developer in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology. Deepak has been awarded European Young Scientist Award from FEBS Foundation and Marie Curie CoFund Interdisciplinary Fellowship for his collaborative PhD and Postdoctoral Research. Deepak has been awarded INSEAD Certificate in Business Acumen and Stanford Ignite Fellow for innovation and Entrepreneurship with respect to Science to Business Development.
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John Barrett
Chicago, United States + intro

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PhD Student in the Tirrell Lab at the University of Chicago. Interested in vaccines and biomaterials for immunoengineering.
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Sascha Alles
Edmonton, Canada + intro

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NeuroCajal strives to push beyond the confines of our current understanding and uncover the hidden secrets of our nervous systems to put an end to chronic pain, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases and disorders.
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Levana Sani
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I'm interested in bringing biotechnology in diagnostics and data analytics to improve healthcare decision making in developing communities. Having trained in Biochemistry and seeing conditions in rural Indonesia where I grew up, I see opportunities of scalable and affordable solutions for better decision making in healthcare.

I have experience in working in a microfinance start-up, and am currently heading operations in Indonesia for the Kairos Society (Asean). I am a Biochemist by training, and am currently working on a pharmacogenomics program in the Genome Institute of Singapore. As part of a previous project, I've contributed to a patent filing, and is experienced with writing business proposals.
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Manoharanehru Branavan
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a multidisciplinary research student with excellent knowledge in point-of-care, microfluidic, molecular (DNA) diagnostic device development. Possesses unique knowledge gained through interdisciplinary projects (academic and industrial collaborations) in sample preparation, nucleic acid assay development and product design. In 2012, I began my PhD at Brunel University within a large interdisciplinary group. My research focuses on the development of an integrated molecular diagnostic device for Point-of-Care testing in resource-limited settings.
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Rory Ryan
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I am a highly creative, entrepreneurial engineer. I am passionate about creating products and services to help to improve and save lives. I am looking to connect with people that have a similar mind-set.

My passion for innovation has led me to build a robotic prosthetic arm, model Segways and kinetic art in my free time. I have designed drones, wearable technology gadgets, energy generation devices and flying machines.

As President of a student society I increased members from 60 to 500 people in 6 months, daily managing 12 committee members.

I have industry experience of the Biomedical engineering and Oil and Gas production industries. I am currently studying Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management MSc at Imperial College London.
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