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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Lucia Frattini
Chemistry
Birmingham, United Kingdom + intro

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I'm a PhD student in Aston University at Ebri institute and I'm part of the Surface, Material and Catalysis group and I have developed skills in characterisation and synthesis of new materials, followed by their application. Therefore the knowledge I will bring is fundamental for this project. I'm interested in biotech because I know only a little about that.
Contact Lucia at: frattinl@aston.ac.uk
Lee Dunham
Business|Biology|Maths/Statistics|Medicine
Liverpool, United Kingdom + intro

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As a result of experience in IP and biotech consultancy gained during my PhD and post-doc in the field of systems biology, I am now working as a Business Development Manager for a Faculty of Life Sciences.
I interact with external SME's and large biotech companies to promote collaboration and knowledge exchange with academic research groups to achieve our strategy of increasing research impact.
Contact Lee at: lee.dunham@hotmail.co.uk
Anshul Agrawal
Business|Biology|Design|Engineering
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
Contact Anshul at: agrawal.anshul.1993@gmail.com
Mike Chung
Chemistry|Design|Engineering
Richmond, Canada + intro

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I am interested in biotech entrepreneurship because I believe that biotechnology has the ability to shape the world and help people. According to the Biotechnology Industry Organization, biotechnology can heal the world, fuel the world, and feed the world. My technical skill is in analytical chemistry and designing experimental equipment to find fundamental information about systems, but I also bring along enthusiasm and teamwork skills.
Contact Mike at: chungti7@chbe.ubc.ca
Rowina Westermeier
Biology
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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I am interested in biotech entrepreneurship as I believe it turn the potential created by research into real benefit for people. I bring experience from various biological fields, ranging from biochemistry to genetics to obstetrics and gynaecology and marine biology. During my PhD project I set up a synthetic model of the cell to produce large amounts of protein which is difficult to obtain through other methods.
Contact Rowina at: rowina@gmx.net
Christian Karrer
Business|Finance
Toronto, Canada + intro

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I am excited about the potential for advances in genomics and biotechnology to create a more individualized approach to medicine. I have significant experience working with entrepreneurs and young, growing companies, both through my prior experience as an Investment Banking Analyst and as a financial consultant for a junior mineral exploration company.
Contact Christian at: christian.karrer17@rotman.utoronto.ca
Alex Goh
Biology
Singapore, Singapore + intro

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My passion has always been biology and application of such knowledge is the ultimate understanding of a subject. I am a quick learner and also an enthusiastic team player. Having multiple internship experiences allows me to understand and experience the technicality and also the difficulties in the biotech industry. Also co-founded a company as well, I know very well the difficulty and hardships experienced during the first few years of a startup.
Contact Alex at: jgoh052@e.ntu.edu.sg
Owen Daly
Biology|Medicine
Dublin, Ireland + intro

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I feel my expertise in genetic engineering and biochemistry could be well utilised in a biotech start-up
Contact Owen at: dalyom@tcd.ie
Alexander Fort
Biology|Medicine
Philadelphia, United States + intro

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I am interested in collaborating on pharmaceutical, medical device, or health care access initiatives. My background is primarily medical - I have a strong understanding of clinical medicine, hospital workflow, pharmacology, and physiology.
Contact Alexander at: sanderfort@gmail.com
Juliet Liva
Business|Finance
Oxford, United Kingdom + intro

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Career has focused on finance and corporate development in pharma and biotech, across both the US and UK. Passionate about the science itself, as well as the business aspect, with strong preference for biotechnology. Have extensive experience building financial valuation models specifically for pre-clinical biotech assets.
Contact Juliet at: marial@alumni.princeton.edu
Mark Hammond
Business|Biology|Engineering
London, United Kingdom + intro

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Undergrad and PhD in Neuroscience & Artificial Intelligence focused on understanding role of modulation on information processing as a more realistic pharma model. 7 years in tech commercialisation, 5 at Imperial Innovations running the accelerator and building early stage companies (mainly focused on customer acquisition strategy, positioning and fundraising) across digital healthcare, food, energy and therapeutics.
Contact Mark at: mark.hammond@imperialinnovations.co.uk
Kathryn Lessard
Business|Design|Medicine
Kingston, Canada + intro

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I have an idea for a new pharmacological intervention for asthma and I am looking to develop a team to enter the OneStart competition. This is a unique intervention, which is targeting the smooth muscle constrcition and bronchospasm component of asthma. While I have a background in LifeSciences and government, I am looking to add members to my team with experience in Business, pharmacology, marketing, or respiratory physiology. Any experience with patents is also appreciated. Message me if you are interested and I will provide more information about the project!
Contact Kathryn at: kathryn.lessard@queensu.ca
Matthew Sinclair
Maths/Statistics|Engineering|Medicine
London, United Kingdom + intro

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I completed my PhD in Computational Biology at King's College London in 2014, and I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in medical imaging. I use machine learning techniques to identify cardiac diseases from clinical MRI data. Additionally I have had 3 months part-time experience at a computer vision start-up and understand many of the challenges a new company faces. I believe that entrepreneurship used to translate biotech research into healthcare products is an incredibly valuable and challenging endeavour, and would gladly offer my skills in data analytics, strategy and communication to a team with a proposal ideally in medical imaging, but I am also open to related areas.
Contact Matthew at: msinclair5@gmail.com
Yvonne Teng
Biology|Informatics|Medicine
Cambridge, United Kingdom + intro

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- Cancer research
- Diagnostics
Contact Yvonne at: yhft2@cam.ac.uk
Suneel Reddy
Biology|Medicine
Berlin, Germany + intro

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I am keenly interested in bringing the ideas from bench to business. During my PhD and postdoc periods I have been involved in finding and understanding how the new findings are made in laboratory environment. I have developed keen interest in transforming and further applying my findings and gained knowledge into real life situations. This would enable not only make use of the research findings but also enable wealth generation for the society.
Contact Suneel at: suneelreddi@gmail.com