FAST Advisory Program
Since launching in Fall 2013, FAST program cycles have generated over 1,800 advisory hours valued at over $475,000 for the 20 companies who have been through the program. Since participating in FAST, these companies have raised over $48 million and created 68 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. The Fall 2015 FAST Closing Showcase and Celebration will take place on December 10, 2015 at Byers Auditorium, Genentech hall, UCSF.
Spring 2016 FAST Program
Application to the FAST program is on a rolling basis. We are currently taking applications for the Spring 2016 session. Early applications are encouraged, but no application for Spring 2016 will be considered after January 29, 2016.
Spring 2016 FAST Timeline
February 17, 2016 – Spring 2016 FAST participants announced
March 24, 2016 – Program starts
June 21, 2016 – Spring 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
|2014 Spring FAST Companies|
|Applied Molecular Transport
Nano Precision Medical
|2013 Fall FAST Companies|
Xcell Biosciences, Inc.
Advisors and Reviewers
|Senior Program Advisor|