During the summer of 2013, a fortuitous encounter brought Rupak and Norman together at UC San Diego. At the time, they were both scientists collaborating on various projects. Remarkably, their partnership extended beyond the confines of academia as they successfully launched a startup while still in university.
After parting ways to pursue their individual career trajectories, fate intervened once more, uniting them on an extraordinary path. This reunion came about through a remarkable opportunity presented by Launch Factory, a San Diego VC-backed Startup Studio.
Fueled by their shared backgrounds and a deep-rooted passion for unraveling complexity, Rupak and Norman founded OmniSync. Their vision for OmniSync is to serve as a global nexus, where entities grappling with intricate problems, including governments, converge with nontraditional, innovation-driven solution providers such as tech and life science startups.
Together, they aspire to transform OmniSync into the epicenter of innovation , revolutionizing collaboration and providing a sanctuary for those seeking breakthrough solutions.
Visionaries at Work
Meet the Minds Fueling Innovation
Rupak Doshi, Ph.D.
Rupak has over 15 years of experience across startups, industry, and academia, with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, postdoc research on transporter proteins, biofuels and antibody discovery, and preclinical development of biologics at InhibRx.
Norman Huang, Ph.D.
Norman is a bioengineer, with experience across startups and academia. A Ph.D. from UC San Diego, he has over 7 years of research experience at the interface of biology, hardware engineering, and machine learning.
Vitaliy is a Quality Engineer with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He makes sure our users go through an easy-to-use and quality product.
Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Rachael has over 20 years of experience within biotech startups, industry, and academia with dual degrees in biochemistry and nursing. Her passion lies in supporting innovative products translate from the bench to the bedside. Prior to joining Omnisync, she used her experience to help organizations obtain millions of dollars in non-dilutive funding to support R&D efforts.
After graduating with a computer science degree from UCSD, Aryan joined OmniSync as a software developer.
Director of Partnerships and Business Development
Caroline is a passionate connector of people. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara’s Technology Management Program, Caroline’s experiences in the startup ecosystem drive her to support entrepreneurs at every turn. Caroline looks to empower innovators and their partners to achieve their leading goals.
Ivan D Sandoval
Project Manager, Growth Marketing
Ivan is an aspiring entrepreneur with a versatile set of skills. A bachelor’s in marketing: integrated communication marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship. Experience and skill set range from research, consulting, and retail and leadership. Team member of the business development team focusing on mass scaling TurboSBIR through strategic partnerships.
Alvaro is the Sales Associate with a background in STEM as a graduate from UC San Diego. He strives to ensure that potential clients are confident that Omnisync offers the level of support they need.
Social Media Manager
Karen Flagg is a passionate entrepreneur with real world experience gained through incubators, traditional education, mentors, and personal “successful failures”. She believes in being bold, taking risks, and storytelling in an aesthetic, design forward way. Karen joined OmniSync as their Social Media Manager to trail-blaze the way social media is shared throughout the grant consultancy industry.
Michael joined OmniSync as a software developer in 2022. His responsibilities include building new front-end features, maintaining existing functionality, and fixing bugs.
Gokul has a Bachelor's in Computer Science from UC San Diego. He is responsible for all the data engineering and data science aspects of Omnisync, including the creation of and maintenance of databases, the connections of various different APIs and the use of cutting-edge NLP models for our search engines.
Mark graduated UC San Diego with Computer Science major. His responsibilities include developing visually appealing features on the front end, as well as the necessary functionality to support the website on the back end.
Jenny holds a degree in Computer Science from UC San Diego and serves a pivotal role at Omnisync. Specializing in front-end development, she's the creative mind behind the user interface of all the apps Omnisync develops. Her responsibilities extend beyond aesthetics; she also takes charge of the development of landing pages, and works on the back-end functionality across all apps, ensuring a seamless integration between the user interface and underlying operations.
Audrey is a UI/UX Designer at Omnisync, with a Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science from UCSD. She is responsible for designing prototypes and user flows of application features, making sure users will have a positive impression when interacting with Omnisync's products.
Grants & Contracts Specialist
Barbara has over 15 years of experience in grant writing across academia, non-profit organizations, and startups. She has a Ph.D. in life sciences from University of Paris VII and worked as a research scientist with SDSU and UCSD on the neural substrate of taste and smell in human subjects. Barbara enjoys bringing clarity and depth to any sort of scientific or technological writing.
Director, Federal Business Development
Dennis Zanoni or “Z” is our Director of Federal Business Development. He is a 22-year Air Force veteran, with a wide breath of experience and adds his valuable insight into the government space. Additionally, he brings his knowledge on SBIRs, other nontraditional government acquisitions, product fit and scaling. He has lived and traveled around the world and enjoys diverse cultures and their cuisine. Z, loves solving problems, getting things across the finish line, helping people, and making a difference. He values trust, integrity, and continuous learning and improvement. On his off time, he enjoys surfing, the gym, and festivals.
Mario Cortez Jr.
Mario is a driven professional with a diverse background in customer service, leadership, and human resources support. He skillfully managed daily operations, led recruitment efforts, and drove business growth through innovative marketing campaigns of his own business. He is committed to making a positive impact and driving success in any endeavor.
Account Manager, Customer Support
Peter is an Account Manager at Omnisync, driven by a pursuit of client satisfaction and an unwavering commitment to ensuring a seamless submission process for all clients. He also excelled in training and mentoring individuals across diverse roles in the past. He has spent three years dedicating himself to teaching mathematics to students of all ages. This unique combination of expertise makes him an invaluable asset to both his clients and colleagues alike.
Sr. Director Engineering
Ajay has over 15 years of experience leading Engineering and Data Science teams across Finance, Healthcare, and Technology sectors. Previously Ajay directed Data Science innovations in the lending industry, and worked at hedge-funds building trading algorithms and platforms. With a Masters in Engineering, Ajay has deep expertise in ML/AI, Statistical Analysis, and Software Development.
Educational Content Writer (contractor)
Maddison is a second-year Economics major at UC San Diego. Her role within Omnisync is hiring and company operations. She assists in the operations of the marketing and sales departments. additionally, she focuses on company wellness and training.
Advisors and Incubators
Meet the Our Greatest Supporters
Brad is the former CEO and co-founder of Lumedyne Technologies, a MEMS Inertial Sensor company acquired by Google.
James previously served as the Chief of Staff for the Technology Engineering division of Google’s Hardware Product Area.
Arthur Levy is the SVP, Head of M&A and New Initiatives at Brex. Partnerships led include Apple, Carta, YC, AWS, RocketLawyer, JetBlue, NetSuite, Slack, Gusto, Dropbox, The Points Guy.
Kimberly Davis King
Kim was a General Partner with IDG Ventures from 1997 to 2006. She played an active role in managing and investing over 9 years a $120 million captive fund.
Alan Gardner was the Co-Founder and CEO of Behavio (acquired by Google) and worked at Google as an Snr. Software Engineer for almost 5 years, before becoming a serial entrepreneur.
Andy Ballester is a co-founder of GoFundMe, the world’s largest online fundraising platform, and a technology mentor and advisor.
EvoNexus is the top accelerator for tech and life science startups in California that has incubated 240+ startups with an 85% fundraising success rate.
Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, one of the most active states in the country for defense-related innovations. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2013, with privileged access to thousands of startups, mentors, active DoD personnel, and investors.
SBIR Advisors is a premier DoD-specific consulting firm, formed by former and currently transitioning Air Force and NASA contracting officers, specializing in assisting small businesses accessing the DoD and NASA SBIR/STTR Stratfi/Tacfi and other large contracting vehicles.
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