2014 Fall FAST Advisory Program Application Submission
The FALL 2014 FAST Program is open for submission. Don’t miss your chance to participate in the 2014 Fellows All-Star Team (FAST) Advisory Program, an opportunity to get intensive input on your business and development plans from an experienced team of advisors. Applications are due Thursday July 31st by the close of business. Please download and review the criteria, and send in your proposal as soon as possible.
BayBio FAST provides select entrepreneurs with intensive team review and coaching to perfect their business model, product development plans, and to build a compelling commercialization strategy. The program draws on a high-level team of serial entrepreneurs, researchers, investors and business advisors with expertise in drugs, diagnostics, tools, devices and digital health. Advisors are chosen to match the entrepreneur’s specific needs, encompassing pre-clinical and clinical planning, regulatory, reimbursement, financing, IP, operations and business development.
Previous participants say that the FAST program has been extremely valuable in analyzing their technology and commercial potential, identifying funding and partnering opportunities, and expanding their network of industry professionals. If this is the right time for you to refine your business plan and build a team of trusted advisors – and if you are willing to make this important investment of time and effort – please get your applications in by the July 31st deadline. Should you have questions about the program, please contact FAST@baybio.org.
July 31 – Applications Due
August 11 through August 21 – Pitches to reviewers. (A chosen subset of FAST applicants will present to the FAST Review Panel)
August 22 – FAST participants selected
September 25* – FAST Opening Pitch Showcase
September 29 – November 20 – Weekly meetings between advisors and FAST participants
November 20* – Final FAST Pitch Showcase
*FAST participants need to be present on these dates
FAST Advisory Program Commitment
Fellows who apply and are selected to participate in the FAST Advisory Program must agree to participate in all aspects of the program, including the review pitch, Opening Pitch Showcase, Closing Pitch Showcase and weekly FAST Advisory appointments. Selected candidates must also commit to an active graduate participation program.