The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) San Francisco – Life Sciences is an intensive program run by CLS, in conjunction with the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco. It offers high potential emerging Canadian life science companies strategic guidance and tailored resources to help expand their business in a global hub for the life sciences sector. We focus on providing entrepreneurs in biopharmaceuticals, digital health, medical devices, imaging, precision medicine/genetics, research tools, and diagnostics with customized advisory and in-market programming to advance their commercialization strategies, both in their home market and the United States. This annual program combines remote meetings with on site sessions in San Francisco, culminating with presentations at the FAST Showcase.
For non-U.S.-based clusters seeking to grow their regional economies, FAST International helps life science researchers and early-stage companies gain commercial footholds in U.S. markets and connects them to the resources required to develop subsidiaries or commercial spin-offs in the United States.