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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Chris Tolles
Business|Design|Finance|Engineering
Boston, United States + intro

Brief intro
Biotech has enormous potential to change the world for the better. As a former "product guy" (designer by training, led design/engineering for China-based solar technology startup), I know focus on commercial strategy for early-stage science.

I design and test business models to deliver technical founders' innovation to world. I "get" science and technology and apply it in the real world to identify and solve real problems.
Contact Chris at: christollesbulk@gmail.com
Sarah Elliott
Business|Biology|Chemistry|Medicine
Philadelphia, United States + intro

Brief intro
I have developed business plans surrounding a small-molecule antiviral drug and a healthcare IT platform for booking elective surgeries. I was President of the Penn Biotech Group at Wharton, doing project management and consulting for both large and small biotech/pharma/device companies. I have consulted to VC firms on investments in the HIV space. My Ph.D. thesis was in HIV Virology and I am currently a Postdoc engineering novel therapies for Flu/Ebola/Marburg in collaboration with industry/military.
I am interested in starting a business as an opportunity to create something of value for the World (or even just a few patients). I like working with very small teams because I think it is the best setting to learn from others, and the easiest way to see what impact my skills can have.
Contact Sarah at: sarahell@mail.med.upenn.edu
Neil Dubey
Business|Medicine
Cambridge, United States + intro

Brief intro
I am an MD/MBA student from Washington DC, currently reading for MBA at Judge Business School at Cambridge. I am taking a break from my final year of medical school at George Washington University. I have experience doing medical consulting at a startup in Silicon Valley, where I developed a passion for working in a small group to disrupt healthcare delivery.

I am looking to provide medical expertise, business strategy and leadership to a team that is passionate and innovative.
Contact Neil at: neildubey@gmail.com
Maaz Ashraf
Business|Physics|Maths/Statistics|Engineering
Manchester, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
Biotech is a rapidly growing market in which healthcare products are always in demand.

I am from a 3rd world country, Zimbabwe, and am currently studying at the University of Manchester. Medical equipment readily available in 1st world countries is not easily accessible or is too expensive and therefore patients go to countries like South Africa to get treated.

Since I am from Zimbabwe, I have local knowledge and my family is business oriented, in a different field though. I can use my technical knowledge from engineering and business knowledge from working with my dad to startup a business in Zimbabwe and then expand it to other parts of Africa in which I supply medical equipment, install it and then provide regular maintenance.
Contact Maaz at: maazashraf36@gmail.com
Yanmin Ji
Biology|Engineering|Medicine
San Diego, United States + intro

Brief intro
Currently enrolled in a highly ranked university of experience cooperating with colleagues, and also designing and doing research independently. Having been doing research in both biomedical engineering and biotechnology fields for multiple years. Have developed a deep love of research in science, but still keep the engineering spirit.
Contact Yanmin at: oscar.ji@outlook.com
Stefan Smith
Business|Chemistry|Finance|Engineering
Melbourne, Australia + intro

Brief intro
Biotech entrepreneurship is one of the most important global markets, integrating technological advancements from a broad range of sciences to best enhance humanity. Biological processes are not only key to improving quality of life, but are also a route to numerous high-value chemicals that cannot be feasibly produced through existing industrial processes. I have a broad range of experiences in managing small teams and excel in finding solutions to complex problems, which compliments my strong background in chemistry and related Operational Health and Safety. My previous business endeavors have been successful, but were limited by their scope. I have a professional demeanor and will work hard to see my team succeed. I am genuinely interested in discussing project opportunities.
Contact Stefan at: stefan.smith@monash.edu
Maaz Ashraf
Business|Physics|Maths/Statistics|Engineering
Manchester, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
Biotech is a rapidly growing market in which healthcare products are always in demand.

I am from a 3rd world country, Zimbabwe, and am currently studying at the University of Manchester. Medical equipment readily available in 1st world countries is not easily accessible or is too expensive and therefore patients go to countries like South Africa to get treated.

Since I am from Zimbabwe, I have local knowledge and my family is business oriented, in a different field though. I can use my technical knowledge from engineering and business knowledge from working with my dad to startup a business in Zimbabwe and then expand it to other parts of Africa in which I supply medical equipment, install it and then provide regular maintenance.
Contact Maaz at: maazashraf36@gmail.com
Leandro Tarosso
Biology|Medicine
Assis, SP, Brazil + intro

Brief intro
Cellular immunologist with experience in studies on anti-HIV immunity associated with slow disease progression (in HIV controllers) and with resistence to infection (in HIV-exposed unifected people).
Contact Leandro at: leandro.tarosso@gmail.com
claudia polito
Physics
rome, Italy + intro

Brief intro
I'm interested in entrepreneurship and in meeting people with skills in this frame.
My research activities are in the field of Applied Physics focused to bio-medicine in the field of ionizing radiation detectors. Particularly, I work on imaging detectors for Nuclear Medicine.
Contact claudia at: claudia.polito@uniroma1.it
Erfan Niazi
Design|Engineering
Ottawa, Canada + intro

Brief intro
Currently I am a last year PhD student in university of Ottawa working on red blood cells aggregation analysis. I have acquired many skills through my studies including Image processing, CAD design, stress analysis, kinematic analysis, computation fluid mechanics and PLC logic design. Similarly, I have learned many computer programs in my field that makes these jobs way easier including C++ and Fortran programing languages, Matlab, ADAMS, ANSYS workbench, ANSYS Fluent and ANSYS CFX.
I had one goal in my mind when I was learning all these skills. My aim was (and still is) to apply these skills in an environment where creativity and innovation is the main objective.
Contact Erfan at: erfan_niazi@yahoo.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
Simon Jegan Porphy Jegathese
Biology|Engineering|Medicine
Monaghan Town, Ireland + intro

Brief intro
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
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
Christopher Wright
Biology|Design|Engineering|Informatics
London, United Kingdom + intro

Brief intro
An in depth knowlege of Human Biology (esp. neuroscience) and engineering (esp. ultrasound) has taught me to speak the language of both clinicians and engineers. This unique perspective has positioned me to see the huge scope for biotech innovation and make an entrepreneurial impact.

Knowlege:

Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Immunology, Ultrasound (wave physics, bio-effects, imaging and therapy applications), biomaterials and biomechanics.

Technical skills:

Cell Culture, PCR, Matlab (Expert), 3D CAD (Intermediate), Electrophysiology, Electrical Engineering, Mathematical Modelling, Networking, strategy and Consulting.
Contact Christopher at: ucemcjw@live.ucl.ac.uk
Kim Loh
Biology|Chemistry|Medicine
Melbourne, Australia + intro

Brief intro
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