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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Stergios Kr
Dundee, United Kingdom + intro

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UI/UX Designer studying towards a Master's degree in User Experience Design at University of Dundee. My MSc degree is focused on user research, HCI and psychology, which gives me a deeply knowledge of user experience.

I have almost 2 years professional experience in a B2B firm which consults life sciences. In my position I was responsible to design and develop digital solutions for pharmaceutical companies.
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Benedikt Kirchgaessler
Zürich, Switzerland + intro

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Keith Tsui
Hong Kong, Hong Kong + intro

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Being a junior doctor, I see numerous unmet medical needs. In order to truly help patients, I am determined to bring innovative research from bench to bedside and create solutions to help patients.
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Melanie Macgregor-Ramiasa
Adelaide, Australia + intro

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I'm a chemical engineer by training and have extensive experience in the field of material science, interfacial chemistry, nanoparticlate (including nanocomposite organic+minerals). I currently focused on the development of smart nanothin polymer coatings for applications in the field of biotechnology including biosenors, and diagnostic device and low fowling surfaces and more.
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Czuee Morey
Lausanne, Switzerland + intro

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Healthcare is on the way to be revolutionized in this technological and genomic age. I am specifically interested in improved and fast diagnostics and genome-based personalized medicine.

I am currently finishing a Ph.D. where I studied protein structure and interactions using sensitive in vitro methods. In the past I have worked on computational projects based on protein-ligand docking and promoter prediction. I have training in biochemistry, molecular biology and bioinformatics that can be useful for drug and biologics development. I also have a futuristic bent of bend and have been dabbling with entrepreneurship.
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Anand Parikh
Ahmedabad, India + intro

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I have bachelor’s & master’s degrees in Engineering Design IIT-Madras, with a biomedical engineering minor. I want to help the society with the knowledge that I have, in a way that shows me visible output. Human physiology fascinates me and so does product design. Biotech entrepreneurship lets me combine these two to create a direct impact on lives.
I have worked on biomedical devices as an intern with Stanford India Biodesign, Philips Healthcare & Renu Electronics, & during several academic projects.
I have co-invented 3 patented medical devices. My strengths are mechanical engineering, electronics, creative thinking, product design & prototyping.
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Diana Kohlberg
New York, United States + intro

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I am interested in biotech entrepreneurship because I have a passion for health information technology. Unfortunately, HIT is far behind most other industries. I want to be part of the solution that narrows and closes that gap.

I have completed a Masters in Public Health program, am in the process of a Health Information Technology Certificate program, and work in the healthcare field, which has given me insight into how biotech can solve healthcare problems. Additionally, I have previously studied design and psychology, which will aid in creating a user friendly and attractive product.
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Frank Yu
Boston, United States + intro

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I am inquisitive in identifying healthcare problems and passionate in finding solutions to improve human health. This curiosity and passion has led me to explore a broad spectrum of research from stem cell biology to biomaterials science and regenerative medicine. I would like to see myself as an perseverant researcher who would continue to ask innovative questions and a creative problem solver in applying engineering principles for better development of regenerative medicine therapies. I am also dedicated in moving innovative technologies from bench to bedside to benefit patients.
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Arianna Pani
Milan, Italy + intro

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I am a MD and clinical pharmacologyst, with a strong background in projects and grants management and business. My life mission is to do everything in my power to "save lifes, preserve health and at least alleviate the suffering".
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Christine Lam
Alameda, CA, United States + intro

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I'm fascinated by the application of biology to the everyday world and the use of medical research to immediately impact patient outcomes. I bring my diverse experiences in translational research, and a strong passion for medical research and helping patients and the medically under-served. I'm a recent graduate of UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology and currently a researcher at UCSF's Grand Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative. Most significantly during my undergrad, I studied antimalarial drug resistance in Uganda, presented an honors thesis on my undergraduate research on an engineered cardiac patch for post-infarction treatment, studied an important signalling pathway in liver cancer in Singapore's National Cancer Center, and studied leech embryonic development at Cal.
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stuart sims
Zurich, Switzerland + intro

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Experienced Postdoctoral Scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Skilled in Vaccines, Venture Capital, Molecular Biology, and Virology.
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Shunqiang Wang
Bethlehem, PA, United States + intro

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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
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Aishah Prastowo
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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I have an engineering background but now I work closely with biologist as I'm working on microfludics. I am interested in interdisciplinary research and even have a formal degree (masters) on it - so I'm eager to add business as one more subject to learn to enrich my interdisciplinary experience!
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Aaron Weil
San Francisco, United States + intro

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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.
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Nishant Jain
MUMBAI, India + intro

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I am Nishant Kumar Jain, currently pursuing Ph.D (DST-INSPIRE Fellow) in Biomedical Engineering from IIT Bombay under the guidance of Prof.Rohit Srivastava. I have a pharma background and done my Masters from NIPER-Hyderabad in Pharmaceutics.
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