Entrepreneurship

FAST Advisory Program

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Testimonials

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

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Julie Harness

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

Spring 2018
Abalone Bio
Atropos
C. Light Technologies
Melio
SmarterABX
Valley Fever Solutions

Previous FAST Bay Area Companies

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.

Advisors and Reviewers

Reviewers & Advisors
Pia Abola
Ramani A. Aiyer
Dan Aminipour
Django Andrews
Ankush Argade
Nick Au
Fabrice Beretta
Keith Bley
Miro Brajenovic
Lisa Carmel
Sanjay Chanda
Daniel Chelsky
Michelle Chen
Julie Cheng
Julie Cherrington
Colleen Cutcliffe
Nipun Davar
David Davidovic
Anthony DeLizza
Stephanie Diaz
Peter DiLaura
Lindsay Donald
Bettina Donato
Robert Dunkle
Howard Edelman
Steven B. Engle
June Fallon
Anthony Fashana
Becky Foster
Alex Franzusoff
Robert Galemmo
Kate Garrett
Ran Geng
Michael Gilson
Charles Gluchowski
Yamina Hakem
Karl Handelsman
Joel Hayflick
William Hodder
Jill Iacopi
Michael Imperiale
Jennifer Johnson
Jeff Johnson
Sunil Joshi
Linda Judge
Mark Kaufmann
Richard Kho
Frederick Koenen
Thomas Kreck, MD
Will Kruka
Ritu Lal
Bill Lambert
Christine Larson
Regina Leung
Barbara Leyman
Jennifer Low
Ori Maller, PhD
Helen Mancebo, PhD
Joseph Markunas
Pam Marrone
Graeme Martin, PhD
Jennie Mather
Ann Mead
Chris Meda
Luane Meyer
Samantha Miller
Prasun Mishra, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Misrach Mitiku
Vivek Mittal
Nick Mordwinkin
Nalini Murdter
Alpana Naresh
Dave Nellesen
Michael O’Donnell
Laura Parmer-Lohan, MBA
Rahul Pathak
Meserve Platt
Scott Ragsdale
Victoria Reade
Jenny Rooke, Ph.D.
Wouter Roorda
Chris Russell
Tito A. Serafini, Ph.D.
Premal Shah
Heather Shane
JC Simbana
Edward Spack
David Spellmeyer
Paul Spiegel
Zane Starkewolfe
Julie Taylor
Alex Tilson
Tamara Tompkins
Amy Toro
Cathy Tralau-Stewart PhD 
Girish N. Vyas, Ph.D. 
Maggie White
MJ Whitehouse
Richard Wilson
Samuel Wu
Bradford Young