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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solomon Ekegbu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia + intro

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I'm looking for a Founder with extensive experience in the biotech industry, or a post graduate student who's enthusiastic about entrepreneurship. I'm a Software Engineer but I've always been interested in being a biotech entrepreneur . I'm actually looking for a strategic partner in this field, i'm willing to contribute immensely in any way to ensure the success of any venture or collaboration.
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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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Raunaq Pradhan
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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I have always been keen to solve problems based on the needs existing in the society. To further solve this motive after by Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering, I am presently pursuing a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, with a focus on medical device innovation.

I am a good team player with leadership traits, have a keen acumen for problem solving, and believe in putting my best foot forward in whatever projects I undertake.
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Imbisaat Geti
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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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).
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Danial Hussain
Charlottesville, United States + intro

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As an undergraduate Rodman Scholar at the University of Virginia studying Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science, I am passionate about learning about cutting edge biotechnology. I am involved with several entrepreneurial efforts on grounds and am in the process of launching my first start-up. I am willing to commit time and energy to gathering information and applying skills that I have such as application development, programming, and design thinking, to building ideas that will shape the future.
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Toby McMaster
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I entered OneStart two years ago via the co-founder hub, making it to the bootcamp stage with my team. Two years on I feel I am even better equipped to offer both communication and technical skills, having since worked in Communications at the World Health Organization and in a lab setting on Antimicrobial Resistance. I recently finished a degree in pharmacology and am currently completing a year in Management studies including economics.
I have a particular interest in antimicrobial resistance but would be interested to hear from a team focusing on any biotech area. I want to go at least one better this time around by making the semi-finals, and would love to help use my experience from last year's competition to help take a team right through to the final stage of the competition.
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JeShaune Jackson
San Francisco, United States + intro

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Interested in transhumanism and regenerative medicine. Formerly with Cleveland Clinic's BME (4yrs) and Venture Capital Team (1 yr). Worked with the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) to commercialize regen med projects from Case Western, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Harvard, MGH, Univ. of Utah and Univ. of Virginia (Burn, Limb Salvage, Scarless Wound Healing, Craniofacial and Bone Regen Portfolios). Experience with regulatory affairs (FDA Face to Face meetings and clinical literature review for CE Mark approval). Thesis: Bench to Bone, Commercializing a Cellular Therapeutic for Regenerative Medicine (2016). Currently Program Manager of the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF.
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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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Alexey Morgunov
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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Biotech is where big problems of the 21st century are being addressed and I would like to be part of doing that. I have both experimental experience in synthetic biology and bioinformatics/computational biology experience.
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Tai Wang
New York, United States + intro

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Computational Biology & Chemistry
Drug discovery
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Ablat Tursun
San Antonio, United States + intro

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I want to build a company ground up. I have experience in case competitions and in business. Strong drug development and molecular biology background.
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Inseyah Bagasrawala
Farmington, United States + intro

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I want to learn the way entrepreneurship works to be able to set up my own venture in the future. I am currently taking an entrepreneurship class training myself to understand all the business related basics required to fulfill, in addition to my biology and chemistry background, before starting my own biotech.
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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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Salman Malik
Manchester, United Kingdom + intro

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Why am I interested? Keen to deliver impact through an early stage high-growth start up.
Skills: Engineering (Biomedical Engineering), Business
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David McCormick
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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Over 12 years working at country level Pharmaceutical Sales & Marketing positions, resulting in UK Franchise lead for a portfolio of products for Blue chip pharma. Recently set-up outsource company providing compliance and regulatory advice. Experience in strategic planning, supporting target product profile, marketing, digital marketing, operations.
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