FAST Advisory Program
Since launching in Fall 2013, FAST program cycles have generated over 3400 advisory hours valued at over $890,000 for the 34 companies who have been through the program. Since participating in FAST, these companies have raised over $160 million and created over 130 new jobs, more than doubling their workforce. Twelve of these companies have secured Series A investments, 6 have concluded strategic partnerships and 2 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.
2017 FAST Program
Application to the FAST program is on a rolling basis.
Spring 2017 FAST Timeline
January 27, 2017– Application deadline for the Spring 2017 FAST session
February 15, 2017 – Spring 2017 FAST participants announced
March 21, 2017 – Program starts
June 13, 2017 – Spring FAST Showcase
Please mail your submission to FAST@califesciences.org or contact us via phone at 650-871-3269.
|Fall 2016 FAST Companies|
Rex Animal Health
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|