The WIB-FAST program is open to early-stage female (co-)founders of pre-revenue life sciences companies who are developing highly innovative technologies that will have a meaningful impact on human health. WIB-FAST is designed to help women entrepreneurs who seek advising on raising capital (Angel, Seed or Series A), commercialization or business plans, and legal or scientific strategy.

Selected entrepreneurs will benefit from weekly meetings with experienced advisors, custom-selected for each WIB-FAST company.

WIB-FAST Program Timeline

March 11, 2022 – 2022 WIB-FAST applications due
March 18, 2022 – 2022 WIB-FAST participants announced
May 2, 2022 – Program starts
Week of June 13, 2022 – WIB-FAST Closing Showcase in conjunction with the BIO International Convention

WIB-FAST Program Cohort

The WIB-FAST Advisory Program, supported by Cooley LLP,  launched in May with the following five women-led startups who are developing innovative and transformational therapeutic, diagnostic or device technologies to improve human health:


In the weeks leading up to the BIO International Convention, the founders will receive customized commercialization advising from a team of experts to assist them in different areas like positioning for capital (Angel, Seed or Series A), input on business strategy, and legal or scientific strategy.

Each company will present in the WIB-FAST track at Startup Stadium on June 14 at the BIO International Convention in San Diego—along with three FAST Alumni and WIB members–Nano PharmaSolutionsNavega Therapeutics and OncoXome. This is an exceptional opportunity to access key members of the investment community, venture philanthropy groups, strategic partners, and non-dilutive capital at the world’s largest biotechnology event.

Also taking place on June 14, don’t miss the WIB-National Signature Plenary Event at BIO 2022: Changing the Game – Panel and Networking taking place. To learn more, click here.

On June 15, come celebrate WIB’s community of women founders and co-founders during the culmination of WIB-Entrepreneur Center’s Third Annual Founders Innovation Showcase! Watch as the finalists pitch to accomplished VCs and investors, who will offer feedback to these women and their innovations.  Afterward, enjoy networking,  hors d’oeuvres, and light refreshments on the rooftop at a reception with WIB and California Life Sciences! Help us applaud all of the Founders Innovation Showcase finalists and our WIB-FAST* Advisory Program participants.

About Women In Bio

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