Since launching in Fall 2013, FAST program cycles have generated over 6200 advisory hours valued at over $1,400,000 for the 56 companies who have been through the program. Since participating in FAST, these companies have raised $650 million and created 258 new jobs, more than tripling their workforce. Fifteen of these companies have secured Series A investments, 9 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
We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 FAST Bay Area program.
Spring 2018 FAST Bay Area Timeline
July 20, 2018– Application deadline for the Fall 2018 FAST Bay Area session
August 10, 2018 – Fall 2018 FAST Bay Area participants announced
September 17, 2018 – Program starts
December 11, 2018 – Fall FAST Closing Showcase