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CLSA Sponsorship

FAST Advisory Program

SPRING & FALL 2017 | CALIFORNIA

The CLSI Fellows All-Star Team (FAST) Advisory Program allows the most promising California life sciences startups access to expert advising to increase their chances and speed of securing funding from investors and partners. Ultimately, working with a tailored team of technical and business experts also puts commercial success within reach.

The FAST program runs in two sessions, Spring and Fall. For each session, experienced reviewers select the FAST startups, who are then matched with a high-level team of advisors that work with the startups over 10-12 weeks. The program culminates with a Final FAST Showcase and Reception where the FAST companies present to a distinguished audience of investors and executives from all segments of the industry. 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.

Our Impact

Launched in Fall 2013, FAST was developed to help some of the most compelling California life sciences startups FAST-track their way to funding and success. As of January 2017, 34 FAST graduate companies have received more than 3400 advisory hours valued at over $880,000. Collectively, they have raised more than $180 million and created over 135 jobs since their participation in FAST.

Sponsorship of the FAST program offers a first glimpse into some of the most cutting-edge innovative technologies from entrepreneurs in the industry.

Program Sponsor Benefits – $20,000

  • Named Program Sponsor for two FAST program sessions over a 12-month period
  • Visibility as a Program Sponsor on FAST web site for the sponsorship duration, including company logo on all FAST program-related materials, electronic invitations, registration confirmations, printed event program, and event signage
  • Invitation issued to one (1) company executive to participate on the Spring AND Fall Review Panels to review applications and select FAST companies (preference given to a company expert on selected topic)
  • Option to provide an advisor to serve on one FAST team per session (based on expertise matching company needs)
  • Invitation issued to two (2) executives to attend the invitation-only Spring AND Fall Opening FAST Showcases
  • Invitation issued to three (3) executives to attend the invitation-only Spring AND Fall FAST Closing Showcases & Celebrations to network with a distinguished audience of life sciences startups, executives, and investors
  • Opportunity to exhibit company literature on Showcase registration tables

Session Sponsor Benefits – $10,000

  • Named Program Sponsor for one of the two FAST program sessions (Spring OR Fall);
  • Visibility as a Spring OR Fall session Sponsor on FAST web-site, including company logo on all session-related materials, electronic invitations, registration confirmations, printed event program, and event signage
  • Invitation issued to one (1) company executive to participate on the Spring OR Fall Review Panel to review applications and select FAST companies (preference given to a company expert on selected topic) OR on the Advisory Team (based on expertise matching company needs)
  • Invitation issued to one (1) executive to attend the invitation-only Spring OR Fall Opening FAST Showcase
  • Invitation issued to two (2) executives to attend the invitation-only Spring OR Fall FAST Closing Showcase & Celebration to network with a distinguished audience of life sciences startups, executives, and investors.

Video Sponsor Benefits – $7,500 | Sold Out

  • Named Exclusive Video Sponsor of FAST promotional video, which will be used as a program recruitment tool for startups and disseminated to prospective investors and advisors
  • Invitation for one (1) executive to attend the invitation-only Spring OR Fall FAST Closing Showcase & Celebration to network with a distinguished audience of investors and life sciences startups

Showcase Reception Sponsor Benefits –  $7,000

  • Named Event Sponsor for one of the two FAST Closing Showcases & Celebrations (Spring OR Fall)
  • Visibility as a Spring OR Fall FAST Closing Showcase & Celebration Event Sponsor, including company logo on
    event website, all session-related materials, electronic invitations, registration confirmations, printed event program, and event signage
  • Invitation to three (3) executives to attend the invitation-only Spring OR Fall FAST Closing Showcase & Celebration to network with a distinguished audience of investors and life science startups.

Sponsor Brochure Audience

Opportunities for customized sponsorship available at a higher level.

 

FAST/Fellows/Experts Networking Receptions

These informal gatherings allow CLSA Fellows, FAST companies and graduates, FAST Advisors, and CLSI Expert Network experts to meet in a casual setting to develop rapport while discussing issues related to getting a life sciences start-up off the ground and funded.

Reception Sponsor Benefits – $2,000

  • The opportunity to network with some of the region’s most compelling startups and experienced professionals (serial entrepreneurs, investors, and product and business experts).
  • Company logo included in event-related materials: electronic invitations, registration confirmations, and event signage
  • Invitation issued to two company representatives to attend the Networking Receptions

For questions about CLSI FAST Sponsorship, please contact Lori Lindburg at lori@califesciences.org or (650) 871-3253. Please note that all sponsorships are non-exclusive.

*Please make checks payable to the California Life Sciences Institute, or CLSI, a 501(c)(3) organization.