FAST Advisory Program
Since launching in Fall 2013, FAST program cycles have generated over 2965 advisory hours valued at over $755K for the 29 companies who have been through the program. Since participating in FAST, these companies have raised over $111 million and created more than 106 new jobs.
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.
2016 FAST Program
Application to the FAST program is on a rolling basis.
Fall 2016 FAST Timeline
July 17, 2016 – Application deadline for the Fall 2016 FAST session
August 10, 2016 – Fall 2016 FAST participants announced
September 13, 2016 – Fall program starts
December 6 or 8 (TBD), 2016* – Fall 2016 FAST Closing Showcase and Celebration
Please mail your submission to FAST@califesciences.org or contact us via phone at 650-871-3269.
Previous FAST Companies
Paragon Genomics, Inc.
|2014 Spring FAST Companies|
|Applied Molecular Transport
Nano Precision Medical
|2013 Fall FAST Companies|
Xcell Biosciences, Inc.
Advisors and Reviewers
|Senior Program Advisor|