Dan founded OBR in June 2011 out of frustration with the lack of academic/industry ties in the life sciences. Since then he's led OBR's expansion from Oxford across the UK, and to America, Singapore and Hong Kong – and now to over 20,000 members, and partnerships with the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. He also founded Marblar, a VC-backed product development company based in London that turns science into products. Partners include NASA, Penn, and Northwestern University. Originally from Miami, Dan is a dual-PhD student at Oxford and The Scripps Research Research Institute in California. He has an unhealthy addiction to political news and is rumoured to have copious amounts of pop music on his iPod. (An allegation he vehemently denies.)
Marta is proud to be directing the OneStart competition, which is the world’s largest biotech business plan competition & accelerator programme. She is pleased to work with budding entrepreneurs in academia and seasoned industry professionals to tangibly move ideas forward in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. Before joining OBR, Marta completed her PhD in Developmental Biology at the University of Cambridge.
John is a JD student at Stanford Law School ('16) and has managed the OneStart biotech business plan competition since the inaugural competition in 2013, while studying a Masters in Neuroscience at Oxford. He completed his undergraduate degree at McGill University, studying Neuroscience and Philosophy. He hopes to work with emerging companies, particularly representing life science startups.