FAST Advisory Program
Since launching in Fall 2013, FAST program cycles have generated over 7300 advisory hours valued at over $1,600,000 for the 69 companies who have been through the program. Since participating in FAST, these companies have raised over $1 billion and created 397 new jobs, more than tripling their workforce. Twenty-seven of these companies have secured Series A investments, 16 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. CLSI is able to draw from a network of over 350 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 Spring 2020 will be considered after January 31, 2020.
Spring 2020 FAST Bay Area Timeline
January 31, 2020 – Spring 2020 FAST application deadline
February 24, 2020 – Spring 2020 FAST participants announced
March 30, 2020 – Program starts
June 16, 2020 – Spring 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