FAST Advisory Program
Since launching in Fall 2013, FAST program cycles have generated over 7000 advisory hours valued at over $1,500,000 for the 65 companies who have been through the program. Since participating in FAST, these companies have raised $880 million and created 364 new jobs, more than tripling their workforce. Twenty-five 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. Early applications are encouraged, but no application for Fall 2019 will be considered after July 19, 2019.
Update: We are no longer taking applications for the Fall 2019 session.
Fall 2019 FAST Bay Area Timeline
July 19, 2019 – Fall 2019 FAST application deadline
August 7, 2019 – Fall 2019 FAST participants announced
September 10, 2019 – Program starts
December 10, 2019 – Fall FAST Closing Showcase
Executive Director, Innovation Services
Director, Innovation Services
Please mail your submission to FAST@califesciences.org or contact us via phone at 650-871-3269.
Previous FAST Bay Area Companies