Entrepreneurship

FAST Advisory Program

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Testimonials

Since launching in Fall 2013, FAST program cycles have generated over 6960 advisory hours valued at over $1,546,000 for the 56 companies who have been through the program. Since participating in FAST, these companies have raised $840 million and created 305 new jobs, more than tripling their workforce. Twenty-four of these companies have secured Series A investments, 14 have concluded strategic partnerships and 5 have successfully exited.

The FAST Advisory Program provides select entrepreneurs with intensive team review and coaching to perfect their business model, product development plans, and to build a compelling commercialization strategy. Experienced entrepreneurs, product and business experts (which may include clinical development, regulatory, reimbursement and business development specialists) will advise selected Fellows during a ten-to-twelve week program, culminating in a Final FAST Showcase to a broad audience that includes potential investors and partners.

FAST Bay Area Program
Application to the FAST program is on a rolling basis. We are currently taking applications for the Spring 2019 session. Early applications are encouraged, but no application for Spring 2019 will be considered after January 25, 2019.

Spring 2019 FAST Bay Area Timeline
January 25, 2019– Application deadline for the Spring 2019 FAST Bay Area session
February 19, 2019 – Spring 2019 FAST Bay Area participants announced
March 25, 2019 – Program starts
June 11, 2019 – Spring FAST Closing Showcase

Fall 2018 FAST Bay Area Timeline
July 20, 2018– Application deadline for the Fall 2018 FAST Bay Area session
August 10, 2018 – Fall 2018 FAST Bay Area participants announced
September 17, 2018 – Program starts
December 11, 2018 – Fall FAST Closing Showcase

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Executive Director, Innovation Services
Steve Karp

Associate Director
Julie Harness

Please mail your submission to FAST@califesciences.org or contact us via phone at 650-871-3269.

Fall 2018
CellFE
Centauri Therapeutics
Dark Horse Solutions
Linnaeus Bioscience

Mantra Bio
Pinpoint
YourChoice

Previous FAST Bay Area Companies

Spring 2018
Abalone Bio
Atropos
C. Light Technologies
Melio
SmarterABX
Valley Fever Solutions

Fall 2017
BioAmp Diagnostics
Device Farm
Inflammatix
Oomni
Pheronym
Phi Therapeutics
Raydiant Oximetry
Siolta

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Spring 2017
Encellin
Facile Therapeutics
Hepatx
InnovaNutra
LogicInk
MicroSynbiotiX
Raydiant Oximetry
X-Therma

Fall 2016
Amaryllis Nucleics
Empire Biotechnologies
Rex Animal Health
SciBac
SyntheX

Spring 2016
Circularis
Eidos Therapeutics
Ligandal
Paragon Genomics, Inc.
Shasqi, Inc.

Fall 2015
Cairn Biosciences
Nodexus
Valitor
Ziteo Medical

Spring 2015
EpiBiome
GigaGen
Magnetic Insight
Purigen
Vanguard Therapeutics

Fall 2014
Bikanta
Correlia Biosystems
IGIstat
NeuroSave
SUMO Biosciences
TheraBiol

Spring 2014
Applied Molecular Transport
Ciel Medical
Nano Precision Medical
Whole Biome
Zephyrus Biosciences

Fall 2013
Glialogix
Omniox, Inc.
Sandstone Diagnostics
Xcell Biosciences, Inc.