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FAST Advisory Program

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Since launching in Fall 2013, FAST program cycles have generated over 7800 advisory hours valued at over $1,700,000 for the 73 companies who have been through the program. Since participating in FAST, these companies have raised over $1.25 billion and created 450 new jobs, more than tripling their workforce. Twenty-seven of these companies have secured Series A investments, 17 have concluded strategic partnerships and 6 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. CLSI is able to draw from a network of over 425 industry veterans to provide these advisory services. 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 2020 will be considered after July 17, 2020.

Spring 2020 FAST Showcase 
June 30, 2020, The Virtual Closing Showcase 3:00 PM-5:30 PM. Please reach out for more information FASTSF@califesciences.org  

Fall 2020 FAST Bay Area Timeline
July 17, 2020 – Fall 2020 FAST application deadline
August 10, 2020 – Fall 2020 FAST participants announced
September 14, 2020 – Program starts
December 15, 2020 – Fall FAST Closing Showcase

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Executive Director, Innovation Services
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Julie Harness

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

Fall 2020
Eysz
Matrubials
Navega Therapeutics
Sardona Therapeutics
Seismic Bio
Underdog Pharmaceuticals

Previous FAST Bay Area Companies

Spring 2020
Argonaut Genomics
ARIZ Precision Medicine

NeuScience
Respiralabs

Fall 2019
Algen Biotechnologies
Altay Therapeutics
Convalesce
Reservoir Neuroscience

Spring 2019
Fauna Bio
Metis Biosciences
N1 Life
Oppilotech

Serenity Bioworks
Trellis Biosciences
Unnatural Products

Fall 2018
CellFE
Centauri Therapeutics
Dark Horse Solutions
Linnaeus Bioscience

Mantra Bio
Pinpoint
YourChoice

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

STATegics

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.