The FAST 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. Through the program, 8-12 companies are directly served each year; an additional 20-30 startup applicants receive referrals and other advising to help them become “FAST”- ready.
Since launching in Fall 2013, FAST program cycles have generated over 8000 advisory hours valued at over $1,900,000 for the 79 companies who have been through the program. Since participating in FAST, these companies have raised $1.9 billion and created 500 new jobs, more than tripling their workforce. Thirty of these companies have secured Series A investments, 20 have concluded strategic partnerships.
Previous FAST Bay Area Companies
Applied Molecular Transport
ARIZ Precision Medicine
C. Light Technologies
Dark Horse Solutions